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Wilkerson agrees to terms

New York Jets draft pick Muhammad Wilkerson listens

New York Jets draft pick Muhammad Wilkerson listens to a question after he was introduced to the media at the team's training facility. (April 29, 2011) Photo Credit: AP

Muhammad Wilkerson will be in camp on time when the Jets report tomorrow.

Wilkerson has agreed to terms on a four-year deal, the first three of which are guaranteed, according to a league source. ESPNNewYork.com reported the pact is worth a reported $7.4 million and Wilkerson received a $3.4 million signing bonus.

The defensive end was the Jets' first-round pick, selected 30th overall out of Temple. He'll be expected to step in a contribute immediately on the Jets' revamped defensive line.

A native of Linden, N.J., Wilkerson just tweeted moments ago that he was: "Headed to the facility to sign dat contract."

Wilkerson's signing leaves just two of the Jets' six draft picks unsigned. Third-round pick Kenrick Ellis, the big defensive tackle out of Hampton, and fourth-round selection Jeremy Kerley, the wide receiver/kick returner from TCU, have yet to agree to terms.

RB Bilal Powell, WR Scotty McKnight and QB Greg McElroy each signed yesterday.

Update (4:33 p.m.): The Jets just announced they've signed Kerley, so all that leaves is Ellis unsigned.
 

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