Despite a report earlier this week indicating he would attend next week's mandatory minicamp, Muhammad Wilkerson said yesterday he has not made up his mind whether he will be there.
"I guess we'll see," Wilkerson said. "That's something my agent and I will discuss this weekend. That decision will be made sometime this weekend."
"It's just a decision that's going to be made between me and my agent," Wilkerson said. "We'll talk about it."
This was always the time frame that made the most sense for getting Wilkerson re-signed. The front office does not have anything major on its plate like free agency or the Draft as it did over the past few months.
Because of the way the collective bargaining agreement works, Wilkerson does not have many cards at his disposal here. Skipping minicamp to send a message, holding out of training camp, and posturing through the media are about the only things he can do. He would already have a new deal if not for the fifth year option, and the Jets have the franchise tag at their disposal to potentially prevent him from hitting the market next year.