With Todd Bowles opening up his first NFL Training Camp with the New York Jets on Thursday, he’ll be pleased to hear Mo-Wilk will be there.
The time for talk is almost over, and Muhammad Wilkerson knows this.
Despite contract negotiations and soured feelings, the 25-year old Pro-Bowl interior defensive lineman will, indeed, report to New York Jets training camp this coming Thursday, via Rich Cimini of ESPN New York.
New York Jets DE Muhammad Wilkerson will report to camp despite contract squabble http://t.co/72CflLf2t3
— ESPN New York (@ESPNNewYork) July 28, 2015
Big Mo did participate in the team’s mandatory offseason minicamp last month, but skipped the voluntary offseason workout portion. This non-action created media buzz surrounding Wilkerson’s displeasure with the face Mike Maccagnan and company haven’t offered the long-term deal he’s seeking.
He’s scheduled to make a guaranteed $6.97 million during this, the final year of his rookie contract.
In other Jets news, newly-acquired wide receiver Brandon Marshall recently spoke about the culture he wants to infuse into the squad.
“Talent only takes you so far,” Marshall said Tuesday at the NASDAQ Market building in Times Square, where he participated in a panel discussion on youth sports. “I learned a lot my past couple of years, especially last year in Chicago.
“You look at Martellus Bennett, Alshon Jeffery, myself, Jay Cutler, Matt Forte, (Jermon) Bushrod, Kyle Long, Roberto Garza, Jordan Mills. You can’t dream of an offense like that, but we were one of the worst offenses out there. Why? Because we had a tough time coming together.
“I think we all learned from that,” he continued. “I especially learned from that. I want to take all of that … and bring that here. I’m only going to play a couple of more years. I’m not not going to be one of those guys where you have to rip the jersey off my back. I have other things I want to do. Before I leave, I want to be a winner. I will be a winner. I want to do that right here. I’m never going to play for another team.”
— Rich Cimini (@RichCimini) July 28, 2015
It’s clear that B-Marsh is fully committed to making the Jets the best he possibly can in 2015. Hopefully a few early Geno Smith misfires doesn’t change that peachy outlook.
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