Free agency kicks off next week, but for Muhammad Wilkerson, the search for a new team has already begun.
Both teams would loom as intriguing landing spots for the 28-year-old defensive lineman. Wilkerson is a known quantity to Mike Pettine, the new Packers defensive coordinator who coached the former Pro Bowler in New York.
Here are other free agency developments from Friday:
- The 49ers announced they're not picking up the 2018 option on linebacker Elvis Dumervil. The 12-year veteran led the team with 6.5 sacks in his first season in San Francisco.
- The Steelers are expected to release safety Mike Mitchell next week, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported, via a source. Rapoport added they are open to bringing him back at a lower rate.
- The Bengals are not picking up cornerback Adam Jones' $5.5 million option but could bring him back to play nickel and return kicks.
- The Titans are releasing quarterback Matt Cassel, safety Da'Norris Searcy and receiver/special teamer Eric Weems, the team announced.