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Former Jets DL Muhammad Wilkerson arrested on DWI charge

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - OCTOBER 29: Defensive end Muhammad Wilkerson #96 of the New York Jets celebrates a tackle against running back Tevin Coleman #26 (not pictured) of the Atlanta Falcons during the third quarter of the game at MetLife Stadium on October 29, 2017 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)
EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - OCTOBER 29: Defensive end Muhammad Wilkerson #96 of the New York Jets celebrates a tackle against running back Tevin Coleman #26 (not pictured) of the Atlanta Falcons during the third quarter of the game at MetLife Stadium on October 29, 2017 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)
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Former New York Jets defensive lineman Muhammad Wilkerson was arrested on charges of driving while intoxicated, according to NFL.com.

New York Police confirmed to NFL.com that former Jets first-rounder Muhammad Wilkerson was arrested Saturday morning, and released on bond later the same day.

Former Jets, Packers DE Muhammad Wilkerson arrested on DWI charge https://t.co/J9ltQPBAq7 pic.twitter.com/h7sRfshV2E

— Around The NFL (@AroundTheNFL) June 1, 2019

A first-round pick out of Temple, Wilkerson was selected by the Jets with the No. 30 overall pick in the 2011 NFL draft. He spent seven seasons with the Jets, posting 405 total tackles, 71 tackles for loss, 44.5 sacks, 103 quarterback hits, 11 forced fumbles and two interceptions.

He broke out in 2013 with 10.5 sacks, then tallied a career-best 12 sacks in 2015, making his only Pro Bowl appearance that year.

Wilkerson appeared in 105 games for the Jets, and his 44.5 career sacks currently rank sixth-best in franchise history.

After joining the Green Bay Packers in 2018, Wilkerson appeared in only three games before an ankle injury cost him the remainder of the season. He is still currently a free agent, listed at No. 88 on NFL.com’s top free agents of the 2019 offseason. Of the the players on that list still looking for work in the NFL, Wilkerson is the sixth-best free agent still available on the market.

Should the Jets consider bringing Wilkerson back for the 2019 season, assuming he’s fully healthy following last year’s season-ending ankle injury? Give us your take in the comment section!

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