I'll wait to see how Wilkerson's contract comes out financially before giving the Packers an "A" grade on this signing. The deal is reportedly worth a maximum of $8 million, per NFL Network's Jason La Canfora.
Working out a contract with Wilkerson continued a busy day for the Packers, who also agreed to a deal with tight end Jimmy Graham and released wide receiver Jordy Nelson, per ESPN's Adam Schefter. He took a one-year deal and will have a chance to prove he's the player he was. "#Packers should be getting a motivated player".
One can assume new defensive coordinator Mike Pettine had a say in this signing. Wilkerson spent the first seven years of his career with the New York Jets.
But Wilkerson had already visited Green Bay, and he was on his way to Washington. If anyone knows how good Wilkerson can be, it's Pettine.
Raiders general manager Reggie McKenzie has remained true to form during the early goings on of the 2018 National Football League free agency period, electing to scoop up two low-dollar, high-reward prospects in wide receiver/kick returner Griff Whalen and tight end Derek Carrier, respectively.
With Wilkerson now in the fold, the Packers have a formidable defensive line that also includes Mike Daniels and Kenny Clark.
Wilkerson, 28, was released by the Jets after a tumultuous 2017 season during which he had just 3.5 sacks, his lowest total since his rookie season. The bigger positions of need are at cornerback and outside linebacker.