Former New York Jets defensive end Muhammad Wilkerson has agreed to terms with the Green Bay Packers, a source told ESPN.
The Jets released Wilkerson on March 5, ending a seven-year run that turned bitter last season.
The Jets had to cut Wilkerson before March 16 or else his $16.75 million salary for 2018 would have become fully guaranteed.
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Wilkerson, 28, was benched for the final three games of last season, ostensibly because he was late for a meeting on Dec. 15; it marked the fourth time since 2015 he was disciplined for tardiness.
The Jets decided to keep him off the field for the remainder of the season because they were concerned about a potential injury, which could have resulted in the team being on the hook for his 2018 salary. By then, the organization had decided Wilkerson’s fate.
Wilkerson was due to count $20 million on the cap, the league’s fourth-highest cap charge for a non-quarterback. By cutting him, the Jets saved $11 million.
It was a significant fall for Wilkerson, a 2011 first-round pick who once appeared to be on the verge of stardom.
Wilkerson peaked in 2015, when he recorded a career-high 12 sacks and was named to his first Pro Bowl. In 2016, he was rewarded with a five-year, $86 million contract that included $37 million fully guaranteed at signing. He was the highest-paid player on the team in 2017, making $15 million in cash earnings.
His decline coincided with the new contract. In 28 games over the past two seasons, Wilkerson produced eight sacks. Privately, team officials questioned whether he still had a passion for the game.
ESPN’s Rich Cimini contributed to this report.
Australian Grand Prix 2018 Qualifying: Start Time, Tv Schedule, Channel, Live Stream And Melbourne Circuit Info For Opening F1 Race
F1 returns with the traditional curtain raiser in Australia set to get underway.
Lewis Hamilton picked up a fourth world championship in Mexico last year but recently admitted he had forgotten how many titles he has.
AFP or licensors Lewis Hamilton is looking for a fifth F1 World Championship
And if the Mercedes driver can make it five then he will equal the great Juan Manuel Fangio.
But rival Sebastian Vettel is also looking for his fifth world title.
When is the Australian Grand Prix?
The Australian Grand Prix will take place at 6.10am UK time on Sunday, March 25.
In Melbourne the race will start at 4.10pm.
Before that, the weekend will consist of two practices on Friday, March 23 at 1am and 5am.
A third practice will get underway on Saturday, March 24 at 3am before qualifying on the same day at 6am.
Mayor Of London Sadiq Khan Says West Ham Stewards Dealt With 150 Separate Incidents During Burnley Clash
THE shocking scale of fan violence at the London Stadium during West Ham’s game with Burnley was laid bare last night — with 150 SEPARATE incidents.
Following an investigation, Mayor of London Sadiq Khan claimed match-day stewards handled 40 assaults and 26 attempts to invade the pitch in shameful scenes.
Reuters West Ham star Mark Noble tackled a pitch invader during the ground
Reuters The Hammers midfielder confronted the individual during the defeat against Burnley
Khan described the acts of violence and protests at the game earlier this month as “apparently planned and co-ordinated”.
And he claimed those who threw coins at Hammers co-owners David Gold and David Sullivan did so “with intent to injure or harm”.
After his meeting with the Safety Advisory Group, it has been claimed:
More than a dozen fights had broken out in different parts of the ground between West Ham supporters at the same time Twenty-six people tried to get on to the pitch. Twenty-two were stopped by stewards and four were successful
Getty Images – Getty One West Ham fan attempted to plant the corner flag on the half-way line
David Klein James Collins and Pablo Zabaleta attempt to reason with this supporter There were 150 separate incidents, including 50 public order offences and 40 assaults CCTV footage shows a co-ordinated move by a known group of individuals to the directors’ box Six of the 56 ‘persons of interest’ have previously served banning orders at the London Stadium or Upton Park
The Hammers have already acted against those responsible, handing five lifetime bans to those involved in the riots.
England U21 Vs Romania U21: Tv Channel, Live Stream, Team News And Kick-off Time For Friendly
ENGLAND’s Young Lions take to the pitch for the first time in four month as they face Romania at Molineux.
Aidy Boothroyd’s side currently unbeaten in qualification for the Euro Championships, topping Group 4 with four wins and a draw from their fives match so far.
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Reuters Aidy Boothroyd named his latest England squad on Thursday
Romania are in excellent form, unbeaten in seven, and top of Group 8.
These two sides last met in 2013, where England ran out 3-0 winners thanks to goals from Wilfried Zaha, Jack Robinson and Nathan Delfouneso.
Getty Ryan Sessegnon is seen as a star of the future, while having an incredible season for Fulham
What time is kick-off?
THE game will take place on Saturday, March 24.
Kick-off is at 5.15pm UK time.
What TV channel is it on and can I live stream it?
YOU can watch all the action live from the West Midlands on BT Sport 2, where coverage starts at 5pm.
If you can’t get to a TV, watch on the go using the BT Sport App on your mobile or tablet device.
Alternatively, we’ll be running a LIVE BLOG here on SunSport, which will keep you up to speed with all the goals and talking points.
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What is the team news?
FULHAM’s Ryan Sessegnon has been tearing up the Championship this season and is knocking on the door of a senior call-up.
Tammy Abraham and Dominic Solanke return to the set-up after their senior debuts last November, while Spurs midfielder Harry Winks is included despite fears over an ankle injury.
Gunn (Norwich, on loan from Manchester City), Henderson (Shrewsbury, on loan from Manchester United), Woodman (Aberdeen, on loan from Newcastle), Alexander-Arnold (Liverpool), Chilwell (Leicester), Clarke-Salter (Sunderland, on loan from Chelsea), Fry (Middlesbrough), Holgate (Everton), Kenny (Everton), Sessegnon (Fulham), Tomori (Hull, on loan from Chelsea), Walker-Peters (Tottenham), Worrall (Nottingham Forest), Davies (Everton), Dowell (Nottingham Forest, on loan from Everton), Ejaria (Sunderland, on loan from Liverpool), Maitland-Niles (Arsenal), Onomah (Aston Villa, on loan from Tottenham), Winks (Tottenham), Abraham (Swansea, on loan from Chelsea), Calvert-Lewin (Everton), Gray (Leicester), Harrison (Middlesbrough, on loan from Manchester City), Lookman (RB Leipzig, on loan from Everton), Maddison (Norwich), Solanke (Liverpool)
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