Not long after adding tight end Jimmy Graham on a three-year deal, the Packers bolstered their defense by bringing in a player new defensive coordinator is Mike Pettine is familiar with in Muhammad Wilkerson. Green Bay is hoping he can turn that around while still being an asset in the run game, in which he was the 23rd best.
I'll wait to see how Wilkerson's contract comes out financially before giving the Packers an "A" grade on this signing.
Under new leadership in the front office the Green Bay Packers are approaching free agency with more aggression than ever before.
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. Rob Demovsky of ESPN.com reports Wilkerson agreed to sign with the Packers. He took a one-year deal and will have a chance to prove he's the player he was.
It's fair to say Mike Daniels is pleased with the signing.
New Packers general manager Brian Gutekunst indicated he might use free agency more than predecessor Ted Thompson did, and that's coming to fruition early in the period. The Jets went 10-6, and NY rewarded their defensive tackle with a five-year, $86 million dollar deal.
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. He will also contribute to the pass rush - Wilkerson recorded double-digit sacks in two of his seven seasons with the Jets.