Wilkerson did not participate in Tuesday's practice due to groin soreness, Rob Demovsky of ESPN.com reports.
Fortunately for the Packers, Wilkerson's injury isn't being viewed as a serious one, and the veteran defensive end is likely just getting the day off as a precautionary measure. Despite coming off back-to-back down seasons following an All-Pro 2015 campaign, Wilkerson is expected to start on the defensive line in Green Bay alongside Mike Daniels and Kenny Clark.
Wilkerson's deal with Green Bay was announced on Tuesday but wasn't made official until Thursday. He'll join Mike Daniels and Kenny Clark as the Packers' starting defensive linemen.
Wilkerson will sign with the Packers, Rob Demovsky of ESPN.com reports.
Wilkerson will reunite with Packers defensive coordinator Mike Pettine, who was in the same position with the Jets when Wilkerson was drafted in 2011. The 28-year-old has recorded 44.5 career sacks over the span of seven seasons and will look to bounce back in his new home after a disappointing past two seasons.
Wilkerson completed his visit with the Packers on Thursday and has meetings scheduled with the Saints and Chiefs in the near future, Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports reports.
Upon his official release from the Jets on Monday, Wilkerson's representatives have lined up a number of contenders as potential landing spots for the pass rusher. After posting double-digit sacks in a season twice between 2013 and 2015, he earned a massive five-year deal in the summer of 2016, only to yield eight combined sacks across the past two campaigns. Wherever he signs next, Wilkerson will be searching for the ideal situation in which to hearken back to his most productive days.
Wilkerson is slated to visit with the Packers in Green Bay on Wednesday, Rob Demovsky of ESPN.com reports.
Wilkerson's previous employer, the Jets, let their intentions be known last Wednesday, but his release didn't become official until Monday. The owner of 44.5 career sacks, the 28-year-old defensive end has granted the Packers the first opportunity to gain his services. Helping the organization's cause is defensive coordinator Mike Pettine, who coached Wilkerson his first two seasons in 2011 and 2012 in the same role. Wilkerson has posted two of his three lowest sack totals (4.5 and 3.5) the last two years, but a fresh start could put him on the path to the third double-digit sack total of his career.
|P3||8/24/18||@ OAK||10:30 pm|
|P4||8/30/18||@ KC||8:30 pm|
|3||9/23/18||@ WAS||1:00 pm|
|5||10/7/18||@ DET||1:00 pm|
|Bye: Week 7|
|8||10/28/18||@ LAR||4:25 pm|
|9||11/4/18||@ NE||8:20 pm|
|11||11/15/18||@ SEA||8:20 pm|
|12||11/25/18||@ MIN||8:20 pm|
|15||12/16/18||@ CHI||1:00 pm|
|16||12/23/18||@ NYJ||1:00 pm|
|2011||New York Jets||16||49||35.0||14||3||0||0||0.0||0||0||2|
|2012||New York Jets||16||69||36.0||33||5||0||0||0.0||0||0||5|
|2013||New York Jets||16||63||43.0||20||10.5||1||6||6.0||6||0||3|
|2014||New York Jets||13||56||31.0||25||6||0||0||0.0||0||0||5|
|2015||New York Jets||16||64||39.0||25||12||0||0||0.0||0||0||7|
|2016||New York Jets||15||58||33.0||25||4.5||0||0||0.0||0||0||3|
|2017||New York Jets||13||46||26.0||20||3.5||1||3||3.0||3||0||4|
|2018||Green Bay Packers||0||0||0.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|Year||Team||G||Fum||Lost||Fum Forced||Own Rec||Opp Rec||Yds||Tot Rec||TD|
|2011||New York Jets||16||0||0||1||0||0||0||0||0|
|2012||New York Jets||16||0||0||3||0||1||21||1||1|
|2013||New York Jets||16||0||0||2||0||0||0||0||0|
|2014||New York Jets||13||0||0||1||0||0||0||0||0|
|2015||New York Jets||16||0||0||2||0||0||0||0||0|
|2016||New York Jets||15||0||0||1||0||0||0||0||0|
|2017||New York Jets||13||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|2018||Green Bay Packers||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|