Muhammad Wilkerson gets $1.5 million guaranteed from Packers

Tom Silverstein
Packers News
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New York Jets defensive end Muhammad Wilkerson (96) celebrates after a blocked pass against the Seattle Seahawks at MetLife Stadium.

GREEN BAY – The one-year deal Green Bay Packers free-agent defensive end Muhammad Wilkerson signed is worth $4.7 million and features $1.5 million in guaranteed money.

It includes $2.75 million in incentives, which are unlikely to be earned, as Wilkerson would have to outperform his numbers from last year with the New York Jets to earn them.

Wilkerson’s cap number in 2018 is $4,587,000.

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Adding Wilkerson’s cap number with tight end Jimmy Graham’s 2018 salary-cap number totals $10.25 million, which equals what the Packers cleared when they released wide receiver Jordy Nelson.

The two signings leave the Packers roughly $20 million under the cap.

Here are the details of Wilkerson’s deal:

Signing bonus: $1.5 million.


Base salary: $1.6 million.

Reporting bonus: $1 million.

Per-game roster bonus (total): $600,000.

*Deal includes $2.75 million of unlikely-to-be earned incentives.


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