Bowles: Wilkerson's frustration not a distraction to Jets
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) Todd Bowles says Muhammad Wilkerson's frustration over not yet receiving the long-term deal he is seeking is not a distraction to the New York Jets.
After the Jets completed their three-day minicamp Thursday, Bowles says that most players in the NFL feel they're underpaid and professional football is simply a business. Wilkerson's situation, he adds, is no different.
The Pro Bowl defensive end, speaking on his contract situation for the first time this offseason, told the New York Post for a story published Thursday that it's ''shocking'' that the Jets haven't yet signed him to a new deal. Wilkerson received the franchise tag, but has yet to sign his tender, which is worth $15.7 million.
He told the newspaper he believes he has earned a big payday from the Jets and it ''just shows they don't want me.''
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