Jets Sign Muhammad Wilkerson To Multi-Year Extension

The New York Jets announced they have signed defensive lineman Muhammad Wilkerson to a multi-year extension before today's 4:00 pm ET deadline for franchise tagged players to reach a long-term deal with their respective teams.

According to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, the deal is worth roughly $85 million over the next five years.

Wilkerson was not happy about receiving the franchise tag designation, and had threatened to hold out of training camp without a long-term deal, saying he felt the team didn't want him.

Wilkerson recorded 64 tackles with 12 sacks and two forced fumbles last season.

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