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Will Mo Wilkerson get paid like Bills' Marcell Dareus?

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. Credit: Joseph D. Sullivan

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. -- Don't think the Jets' defensive line didn't notice Marcell Dareus' new deal.

"Trust me, we all know what he got,'' Leger Douzable told Newsday Thursday, in reference to the six-year, $108-million contract extension the Bills gave their star defensive tackle. "He deserves it. He's a good player. Yeah, that boy got paid.''

According to, Dareus' deal includes $42.9 million guaranteed -- more than quarterbacks Russell Wilson ($31.7 million) and Cam Newton ($31 million).

"Any time there's a big contract in the NFL, somebody might lie to you and say they don't pay attention to it. But we all know when somebody gets paid,'' Douzable said, laughing.

A short time later, Jets defensive end Muhammad Wilkerson addressed his own stalled contract talks and Dareus' deal. "I wasn't aware of that, but congrats to him,'' Wilkerson said of Dareus, who was selected third overall in 2011, when Wilkerson was taken at No. 30 by the Jets.

Wilkerson, who will earn $6.969 million this season, has been seeking a long-term extension since last season. He was hopeful this offseason that an agreement would be reached by Week 1.

But now?

"You can just talk to the people upstairs and my agent,'' he said of the ongoing negotiations.

Asked if he's frustrated to see another defensive lineman get paid before him, Wilkerson said: "Like I said, I'm happy that he got rewarded with his contract.''

Douzable is holding out hope Wilkerson gets paid, too.

"I would say yes, but being in this business for eight years, no. Nothing surprises me,'' Douzable said. "I've seen guys work their butt off and not getting paid and end up having to leave. I hope that doesn't happen with him. I hope he gets paid. He wants to be a Jet. And he deserves to be a Jet for a long time.''

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