The Pro Bowler worked out in a live situation for the first time on Tuesday and will continue the long haul back from a broken leg he suffered in a season-ending loss to the Buffalo Bills.
"He ran around fine," coach Todd Bowles said of Wilkerson, via the Bergen Record. "But he's still got some ways to go before he gets in shape."
Wilkerson has always maintained that he'll be back for the season-opener, which jibes with the current timeline. Wilkerson was activated off the Physically Unable to Perform (PUP) list a little more than a week ago.
The only decision left for Bowles is whether or not to play Wilkerson in the preseason. While conventional wisdom says no, players are typically split over the issue of warmup games and live contact before the regular season. A player at a more physical position like defensive end could think differently than a player running the football or catching passes.
Here are some other injuries we are tracking this Wednesday:
- Wideout Victor Cruz (groin) didn't practice again, and coach Ben McAdoo said after practice he was day-to-day. Cruz originally felt tightness in the groin last Tuesday.