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He may have played just one preseason game but New York Jets defensive end Muhammad Wilkerson said he is ready to play as his team gets ready to face the Cleveland Browns on Sunday in their season opener.

Wilkerson suffered a hamstring injury early in training camp but returned in time for the team's third preseason game, a win over the New York Giants. He sat out the preseason finale the following week but says that he is ready and good to go.

"I feel fine. I've been practicing, getting reps," Wilkerson told Metro. "So I feel good."

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Head coach Todd Bowles said on Wednesday in his daily press conference that neither Wilkerson nor rookie defensive end Leonard Williams are on a pitch-count. Williams hurt his knee in preseason but is now fully recovered.

"He's not on a pitch count," Bowles said.

"Mo's not on a pitch count either. He's healthy."

Wilkerson was wearing a Temple shirt as he left the locker room and said he was on-hand to see his former college beat Penn State on Saturday.

Jets notebook

  • After a solid training camp, second-year wide receiver Quincy Enunwa is primed for a role with the team after surviving roster cuts. That could be as a tight end where his frame might make for a good fit or as the team's third wide receiver.
    "We have a lot of guys rotating, depending on certain packages. He's in one of them. To say we have a primary No. 3. To say we have a primary No. 3, I'd say we don't have a primary No. 3," Bowles said. "We have a bunch of guys who can play No. 3."
  • Second-year offensive lineman Dakota Dozier is the team's backup center according to Bowles.
  • In terms of returning punts, Bowles said that wide receivers Jeremy Kerley and Eric Decker handled the chore on Wednesday. The Jets head coach said that he'll get a look at some other players there on Thursday.
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