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Muhammad Wilkerson will be deactivated vs. Saints after showing up late to another meeting

NFL: Atlanta Falcons at New York Jets Adam Hunger-USA TODAY Sports

Jets head coach Todd Bowles announced today Jets defensive lineman Muhammad Wilkerson will not travel to New Orleans with the team for Sunday’s game against the Saints.

Wilkerson was benched for a quarter against the Chiefs a few weeks ago for lateness to a meeting. Connor Hughes reports it happened again, which led to this.

Needless to say, Wilkerson’s contract last season has turned into one of the worst in team history, which is saying something. In addition to being a nonfactor on the field for most of its duration, this is the third time Wilkerson has been disciplined in the last two years because he cannot be bothered to get to meetings on time.

Even with a large $9 million dead money hit, there is little doubt the Jets will cut him.

The saddest part of this episode is that taking Wilkerson off the field probably doesn’t even reduce the Jets’ chances of beating the Saints.