DL Wilkerson Practices, Status Unknown for SUN

Posted Dec 20, 2017

Jets Veteran D-Lineman Addressed Team Monday, Is Preparing for Chargers

After not making the trip to New Orleans and missing his first game of 2017, Jets defensive lineman Muhammad Wilkerson was back at practice Wednesday.

“It was definitely difficult," Wilkerson said of not playing. “At the end of the day, I’m a team guy and I watched the team. I wish I could’ve been out there with those guys.”

Following Wednesday’s practice, head coach Todd Bowles was noncommittal when asked if Wilkerson will suit up against the Chargers and said, “We’ll decide that at the end of the week like everybody else.” Bowles also said the seventh-year veteran wouldn’t miss the game for any further disciplinary reasons.

Wilkerson addressed his teammates Monday in a group setting after watching his team fall short against the Saints.

“It’s about respect and I let the team down,” he said. “I respect what Coach did and I’m moving forward and getting ready for the next opponent.”