4 Most Likely Free-Agent Destinations for DE Muhammad Wilkerson

GREEN BAY, WI - SEPTEMBER 16:  Kirk Cousins #8 of the Minnesota Vikings passes under pressure from Muhammad Wilkerson #96 of the Green Bay Packers
at Lambeau Field on September 16, 2018 in Green Bay, Wisconsin. The Vikings and the Packers tied 29-29 after overtime. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
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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

SEATTLE, WA - DECEMBER 30: Jarran Reed #90 of the Seattle Seahawks sacks Josh Rosen #3 of the Arizona Cardinals in the third quarter at CenturyLink Field on December 30, 2018 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Abbie Parr/Getty Images)
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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

GLENDALE, AZ - NOVEMBER 18:  Maurice Hurst #73 of the Oakland Raiders celebrates a sack with P.J. Hall #92 in the first half of the NFL game against the Arizona Cardinals at State Farm Stadium on November 18, 2018 in Glendale, Arizona.  (Photo by Jennifer Stewart/Getty Images)
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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

SEATTLE, WA - DECEMBER 23:  Chris Jones #95 of the Kansas City Chiefs reacts after sacking quarterback Russell Wilson #3 of the Seattle Seahawks (not pictured) during the third quarter of the game at CenturyLink Field on December 23, 2018 in Seattle, Washington.  (Photo by Abbie Parr/Getty Images)
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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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