Muhammad Wilkerson to Sign With Green Bay Packers

  • Muhammad Wilkerson to Sign With Green Bay Packers

Muhammad Wilkerson to Sign With Green Bay Packers

Wilkerson has a personal connection in Green Bay. Wilkerson's signing won't count toward the compensatory pick formula, which played a key role in steering the Thompson-era Packers away from free agency, like Graham's will since the defensive lineman is a street free agent.

ESPN's Rob Demovsky broke the news on Twitter. The deal is reportedly worth a maximum of $8 million, per NFL Network's Jason La Canfora. He took a one-year deal and will have a chance to prove he's the player he was.

Now Wilkerson will come back home to face the Jets when the Packers come to MetLife Stadium this season. Coach Mike McCarthy fired defensive coordinator Dom Capers in January after nine seasons.

Wilkerson visited with the Washington Redskins, Kansas City Chiefs and New Orleans Saints in addition to the Packers. If anyone knows how good Wilkerson can be, it's Pettine. He will also contribute to the pass rush - Wilkerson recorded double-digit sacks in two of his seven seasons with the Jets.

It's fair to say Mike Daniels is pleased with the signing.

It's been a couple years since he made that kind of impact, but if Wilkerson can stay healthy and return to form, he's the type of talent that transforms an entire defensive line.

Raiders general manager Reggie McKenzie has remained true to form during the early goings on of the 2018 National Football League free agency period, electing to scoop up two low-dollar, high-reward prospects in wide receiver/kick returner Griff Whalen and tight end Derek Carrier, respectively.

They will need to address the cornerback position at some point, but Gutekunst is well aware.