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4 Most Likely Free-Agent Destinations for DE Muhammad Wilkerson

By Ian McCafferty
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Muhammad Wilkerson looked like one of the most promising defensive linemen in the NFL when he was drafted No. 30 overall in 2011 by the New York Jets. Unfortunately, injuries have derailed Wilkerson's career. Most recently, Wilkerson suffered a significant ankle injury that caused him to miss most of the 2018-19 season with the Green Bay Packers.

Still, there are plenty of NFL teams that could use the veteran's services. Here are four potential landing spots for Wilkerson this offseason.

4. Seattle Seahawks

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After trading away Frank Clark, who had 13.0 sacks last season, the Seattle Seahawks could likely use another body on the defensive line. The Seahawks did draft defensive end L.J. Collier in the first round, but Wilkerson could be a great fit as a rotational lineman on a potential playoff team.

3. Oakland Raiders

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The Oakland Raiders need a lot of help on the defensive line, even after picking Clelin Ferrell at No. 4 overall in the 2019 NFL Draft. Wilkerson can play all over the defensive line, which could be great for Oakland, as the Raiders don't have much talent in that position grouping.

2. Kansas City Chiefs

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The Kansas City Chiefs recently acquired Clark from the Seahawks, but they lost Dee Ford to the San Francisco 49ers and Justin Houston to the Indianapolis Colts. Signing Wilkerson could bolster the Chiefs' defensive line and keep them as a top-10 unit in 2019.

1. Indianapolis Colts

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The Indianapolis Colts are quietly building a top-flight defense, and adding Wilkerson could help this team take the next step. Wilkerson could be a great fit on the interior of the Colts' defensive line, and could be the final piece on their way to a Super Bowl run.


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