At least two teams have contacted the New York Jets to inquire about trading for defensive lineman Muhammad Wilkerson, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports.
Brian Costello of the New York Post reports the Jets "have no intention of trading" Wilkerson and that an offer "would have to blow them away."
Wilkerson, 25, has started 60 of the Jets' 64 games since he entered the league in 2011. He plays defensive end in the Jets' 3–4 scheme and played defensive tackle in a 4–3 defense in college at Temple.
Wilkerson did not report to New York's offseason workouts earlier this month amid a contract dispute. The Jets exercised the fifth-year option in his rookie deal and will pay him just under $7 million this season. Wilkerson is seeking a new, long-term commitment.
Wilkerson has 24.5 sacks in his career and led the Jets with 10.5 sacks in 2013. He was part of a New York defense that allowed the sixth-fewest total yards in the league in 2014.
The Jets, who pick sixth in the upcoming NFL draft, hosted top defensive line prospect Leonard Williams for a pre-draft visit earlier this month, NJ.com's Darryl Slater reported. Williams, a two-time All-America selection, can play either as a 3–4 defensive end or 4–3 defensive tackle.
- Dan Gartland