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Jets' Muhammad Wilkerson will worry about getting paid later

Muhammad Wilkerson reacts after a defensive stop against

Muhammad Wilkerson reacts after a defensive stop against the New England Patriots in the third quarter of a game at MetLife Stadium. (Oct. 20, 2013) Credit: Jim McIsaac

Muhammad Wilkerson is still patiently waiting for his money.

The Jets' star defensive end reiterated on WFAN Tuesday that he's not stressed about getting a long-term deal and he even took the high road when reminded of J.J. Watt's six-year, $100-million deal that includes nearly $52 million guaranteed.

"J.J. Watt is a heck of a player. Congratulations to him on his new contract," Wilkerson said, referring to the Texans' All-Pro defensive end. "All I can do is focus on what's going on with the Jets organization. Whenever the contract comes, my guess is as good as yours.

"All I can do is patiently wait and just get better and focus on this season with my teammates and get ready for the Packers this week."

Wilkerson was asked for his thoughts on the situation involving Ray Rice, who was released by the Ravens and suspended by the NFL after video evidence emerged of him knocking out his then-fiancee in February. "All I can say about that is, it's unacceptable -- in football and society, period," he said.

Stats don't lie

After Week 1, the Jets are ranked No. 1 in rushing yards per game, overall defense, passing defense and rushing defense. Rex Ryan's team, which had a 402-158 edge in total yards, including 212-25 on the ground, in Sunday's win over Oakland, is also 11th in total offense. Here's another positive: Geno Smith's 82.1 completion percentage was the highest among qualifying quarterbacks.

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Sixth-round pick Tajh Boyd, who was released by the team Aug. 30, worked out for the Bills on Monday, a source said. Boyd's former Clemson receiver Sammy Watkins plays for Buffalo.

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