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Muhammad Wilkerson Windy City Bound?

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By Glenn Naughton

 

While the Jets’ shopping of defensive lineman Muhammad Wilkerson is one of the worst kept secrets in the NFL, the lack of apparent suitors as come as somewhat of a surprise as reports of teams expressing interest have been almost non-existent.  At least until now.

Aaron Leming of Bear Report had this to say via twitter earlier today:

For those unfamiliar with Leming, he was responsible for breaking the Brandon Marshall trade to the Jets from Chicago last season, and now he’s chiming in again, saying the two teams have spoken several times in regards to a possible deal that could send Wilkerson to the Windy City.

As Leming mentioned in his tweets above, the Bears currently hold the 11th pick in the draft with the Jets sitting at 20.  A swap of first round picks would likely be the starting point in negotiations.

While some may question Leming’s credentials, it seems the story is picking up some traction as Bears former head of college scouting, Greg Gabriel has chimed in on possible compensation involved in such a deal.

In just over 26 days, when the NFL draft takes place in Chicago, we may find out exactly whose interest is real, and what they’re willing to part with to obtain Wilkerson’s services.

This Article Was Written By Glenn Naughton

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Glenn was Born in the Bronx, New York and has followed the Jets religiously despite being stationed in several different countries and time zones around the world. He now resides in England and has been a JetNation member since 2005. Glenn will bleed green with the rest of us through the highs and lows.