Report-Wilkerson unsure on attending mimicamp

New York Jets defensive lineman Muhammad Wilkerson is unsure if he'll attend the team's mandatory minicamp next week.

According to multiple reports, New York Jets defensive lineman Muhammad Wilkerson has yet to make a decision on if he will attend the team’s mandatory three-day minicamp next week. If Wilkerson does not attend, he will be subject to a team fine.

The news of Wilkerson’s uncertaintywas reported to The Star-Ledger by agent Chad Wiestling.

“We have yet to decide whether to attend or not,” Wiestling told The Star-Ledger.

Wilkerson, 25, is playing on the final year of his rookie deal and has been a no-show throughout the voluntary portion of New York’s offseason program. The 2011 first-round pick has been vocal about wanting a new deal, especially after seeing fellow 2011 draftee Cameron Jordan receive a max deal by the New Orleans Saints.

On June 2, New Orleans awarded Jordan a five-year extension worth $60 million with $34 million of it guaranteed.

While Wilkerson’s absences from New York’s voluntary practices come with no financial repercussion, missing a mandatory minicamp carries with it a price tag. A player who misses one day of minicamp may be fined up to $10,500. If that player misses a second day, it’s another $21,000. If the player misses the third practice, he can be fined $31,500.

So, if Wilkerson were to skip New York’s entire three-day camp, the defensive lineman could be fined $63,000 by the Jets.

During his five-year NFL career, Wilkerson has established himself as one of the game’s best interior defensive lineman. In 2013, he recorded 63 tackles and a career-high 10.5 sacks. Last year, while dealing with a turf toe injury, Wilkerson recorded 55 tackles and 5.5 sacks in 13 games.

New York’s minicamp begins June 9.

Connor Hughes is the New York Jets beat writer for Jets Insider and The Journal Inquirer. He can be reached on Twitter (@Connor_J_Hughes), or via email (

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