But Wilkerson had already visited Green Bay, and he was on his way to Washington.
Green Bay Packers general manager Brian Gutekunst and cap manager Russ Ball delivered a big-time talent on defense at a price point everyone should be able to agree on.
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The Bills had been looking to unload Glenn and the Bengals were in desperate need of an upgrade at the offensive tackle position. He signed a six-year contract extension with the team in 2016, but injuries limited him to just six appearances last season.
A couple years ago, Muhammad Wilkerson received a five-year, $86 million deal after proving to be one of the most dominant defensive linemen in the National Football League in 2015. Wilkerson will play under a one-year deal worth $5 million, plus $3 million in incentives, NFL Network's Tom Pelissero reported.
Now, the Green Bay Packers will hope to get the player that Wilkerson was earlier in his career after they agreed to terms with him, according to Rob Demovsky of ESPN. The deal is expected to be for one season, giving Wilkerson the opportunity to test free agency again next year.
He'll also get to do playing with his old defensive coordinator Pettine, who was on the Jets with Rex Ryan when Wilkerson was drafted by NY back in 2011.
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Following a career year in 2017, the New York Jets re-signed veteran quarterback Josh McCown on Tuesday afternoon. If he can prove he's healthy a team might be able to rekindle what he had before dislocating his knee.
It can be considered a strong start to free agency for the Packers. The Jets went 10-6, and NY rewarded their defensive tackle with a five-year, $86 million dollar deal.
Wilkerson, 28, dealt with ankle and shoulder injuries while managing just eight sacks over the last two reasons.
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Action on Salt is now calling on Public Health England (PHE) to set new salt targets and make front of pack labelling mandatory. Meanwhile, a Big Mac from McDonald's contains just 2.3g of salt - around a third of the recommended healthy limit.
The 2011 first-round pick made the Pro Bowl for the first time in 2015 after registering 64 tackles and a career-high 12 sacks.