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Joe Klecko calls out Coples

Quinton Coples speaks to the media at the

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Joe Klecko knows a thing or two about standout defensive play. And as he sees it, Quinton Coples isn’t getting the job done. 

Klecko – a member of the Jets’ ‘New York Sack Exchange’ – gave a brutally honest assessment of Coples’ inconsistent play during a WFAN radio interview.

"He’s another one. A little bit at times he looks like Tarzan, plays like Jane," Klecko said Friday on...

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Jets pick up option on Muhammad Wilkerson

Muhammad Wilkerson of the Jets celebrates his fourth-quarter

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As expected, the Jets have picked up their fifth-year option on defensive stud Muhammad Wilkerson.

Per the NFL's collective bargaining agreement, draft picks now sign four-year deals and first-round selections have a team option for a fifth season. Clubs have until May 3 to exercise their 2015 options for draft picks selected in 2011. Wilkerson, 24, was drafted 30th overall by the...

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Muhammad Wilkerson makes AP's All-Pro second team

Muhammad Wilkerson reacts after a defensive stop against

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Muhammad Wilkerson was the only Jet to be named to the Associated Press’ 2013 NFL All-Pro team, selected by a national panel of 50 media members.

A week after his perceived Pro Bowl snub, the Jets defensive lineman was named to the second-team defense -- as a tackle, not defensive end. Wilkerson was joined by fellow tackles Dontari Poe (Kansas City), Jurrell Casey (Titans) and Justin Smith...

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Muhammad Wilkerson: I should be playing in Pro Bowl

Muhammad Wilkerson reacts after a defensive stop against

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Muhammad Wilkerson said exactly what Jets fans had been thinking.

During his weekly radio appearance on WFAN on Tuesday, the star defensive end said there’s no doubt he should have been voted to the 2014 Pro Bowl.

“I should be playing in it,” said Wilkerson, who was named a first alternate.

It’s not surprising that the third-year defensive lineman believes he was snubbed: he put...

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No Jets selected to the Pro Bowl

Muhammad Wilkerson of the Jets celebrates his fourth-quarter

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Rex Ryan had hoped his team would be well represented in Hawaii.

But not one Jet – not even defensive stud Muhammad Wilkerson – was named to the 2014 Pro Bowl. Instead, center Nick Mangold and Wilkerson, a third-year defensive end, were selected as first alternates. Cornerback Antonio Cromartie, who has been battling a nagging hip injury all season, is a second alternate.

The Pro Bowl...

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Wilkerson on facing Pats: 'Every game's a must-win'

Muhammad Wilkerson of the Jets celebrates his fourth-quarter

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Like his head coach, Muhammad Wilkerson still is lamenting the missed opportunities against the Steelers – namely, his near-safety on quarterback Ben Roethlisberger. But Sunday is a clean slate for the Jets, who will face Tom Brady and the Patriots for the second time this season. But is their Week 7 matchup a must-win for the Jets?

“We always go in every week thinking we’re going to win the...

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Muhammad Wilkerson & Quinton Coples: We're appealing our fines

Quinton Coples celebrates after he tackled C.J. Spiller

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As the cameras descended upon Quinton Coples, the Jets outside linebacker flashed his boyish grin.

“I got a letter,” he said, confirming that he had been fined by the NFL for his joint hit on Titans quarterback Jake Locker last week. “The league felt like it was a personal foul or inappropriate hit. But one thing about it, it’s up for debate. So I’m going to appeal it and we’ll go forward...

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Muhammad Wilkerson defends 'clean hit' on Jake Locker, says 'I’m not a dirty player'

Jets defensive linemen Muhammad Wilkerson (96) and Antwan

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Muhammad Wilkerson prayed along with the Titans, hoping Jake Locker would be OK. And when the Tennessee quarterback was loaded onto the cart and driven off LP Field Sunday, Wilkerson clapped with crowd as well.

Despite the harsh words of Titans head coach Mike Munchak, the Jets defensive end insisted Tuesday that he is “not a dirty player.”

“I would never try to hurt a player on purpose,”...

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Mike Munchak calls Coples' hit on Locker 'totally unnecessary'

Tennessee Titans coach Mike Munchak listens during the

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Mike Munchak had a far different take than Rex Ryan on the Jets' multiple hits on Jake Locker Sunday.

While the Jets coach saw nothing "malicious" about Muhammad Wilkerson's initial hit on the Titans quarterback, Munchak vehemently disagreed, according to The Tennessean.

"He dropped his helmet into him and unloaded on him,” he said. “You’re supposed to pull back on him...

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UPDATED: Wilkerson did 'right thing' on Locker hit, says Rex

Jets defensive linemen Muhammad Wilkerson (96) and Antwan

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After reviewing film of Sunday's 38-13 debacle in Nashville, Rex  Ryan said he saw nothing wrong with Muhammad Wilkerson's hit on Jake Locker.

The Titans quarterback was carted off the field with a right hip injury in the third quarter after he was hit by both Wilkerson and Coples as he was attempting to throw a pass to Nate Washington. First, Wilkerson drilled Locker in the chest and...

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