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Muhammad Wilkerson still uncertain for Atlanta game

Jets defensive end Muhammad Wilkerson speaks with the

Jets defensive end Muhammad Wilkerson speaks with the media after practice at the Atlantic Health Training Center on Saturday, Aug. 15, 2015 in Florham Park, N.J. Photo Credit: Joseph D. Sullivan

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. -- Muhammad Wilkerson has one more day to prove he can play against the Falcons.

The Jets' star defensive end did not practice again Tuesday because of a nagging hamstring injury. And if he doesn't suit up for Wednesday's practice, "he probably won't play" in Friday night's preseason home-opener against Atlanta, Jets coach Todd Bowles said.

Asked if he expects Wilkerson -- who still is seeking a long-term contract extension -- to practice, Bowles said: "Don't know, we will see how it goes."

Done talking

The drama of the past week has been left exactly there -- in the past. When pressed for more comments Tuesday about the locker-room altercation that left Geno Smith with a broken jaw, Bowles said: "We're done talking about it. The incident happened. We made statements when we made statements. That's not going to define who we are or what we do going forward, so we've moved on."

General manager Mike Maccagnan echoed those sentiments, adding that that's likely the reason more Jets players haven't spoken on the record about the incident and their support of Smith.

"It is something that happened inside the locker room, so we're going to try to move forward as a team," Maccagnan said. "So I think the reason, maybe, things have or haven't come out is, basically, we're trying to bond together and go forward."

Jet streamsThe Jets waived punter Jacob Schum and claimed former Dolphins draft pick TE Arthur Lynch off waivers . . . WR Chris Owusu is still going through the concussion protocol. "His head is clearing up, but he's still a ways away," Bowles said. Owusu had been one of the few standouts in camp . . . "About 65" percent of the Jets' offense has been installed so far, Bowles said.


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