The Muhammad Wilkerson era with the Green Bay Packers is probably over after three games.
Wilkerson suffered an ankle injury on Sunday against Washington that will end his season. The injury kept him in Washington overnight. Ironically, it was teammate Kentrell Brice who rolled into Wilkerson’s ankle and injured him.
So, in addition to sucking, Brice also injures his teammates.
Maybe it’s time to take that guy out of the lineup.
Wilkerson had 12 sacks in 2015 for the Jets. He had eight in the two following seasons and was released by the Jets this past offseason. The Packers quickly jumped on Wilkerson, assuming he would resurrect his career in Green Bay. That didn’t exactly happen.
Wilkerson had five tackles and no sacks in his three games with the Packers.
He’s also under a one-year contract. He was betting on himself and the Packers were betting on him. Neither got much out of the deal. Maybe the Packers will move on or maybe they’ll bring Wilkerson back on another low-rent deal.
Wilkerson’s injury will bring Dean Lowry back into a more prominent roll. The former Northwestern standout seemed to be coming on in 2017, his second season. However, the Wilkerson signing limited his snaps somewhat.
That will change now. It would not be surprising if the Packers signed another defensive lineman this week, either.