Wilkerson tells WFAN he plans to play Sunday

Muhammad WilkersonToday, Jets blue chipper Muhammad Wilkerson told WFAN hosts Joe Beningo and Evan Roberts that he fully expects to play this weekend against the Buffalo Bills in an important early divisional matchup.

When Joe and Evan asked Wilkerson about the nature of his leg injury, Wilkerson explained that he was being cautious “Well, I felt some pain and I wasn’t too sure. That’s why I stayed down. But we got a great training staff here. I’m getting all my treatment here to get me back on the field.” Per quotes from CBS NY.  “Those guys would do whatever needs to be done to get me back out on the field.”

When asked about what the Jets will need to do to slow down Buffalo, Wilkerson made it clear that shutting down Spiller and Johnson are keys. “We need to set edges. [Spiller is] a quick, fast guy and we have to make sure everyone is filling their holes and filling their gaps and not letting them get in any creases. On the back end, we gotta do our job, know our assignments and shut down Stevie Johnson.”

Brian Bassett, TheJetsBlog.com

Coming off an excellent gameplan against the Patriots, if Wilkerson can go, the Jets should have a very good shot against a competitive Bills team at home.

There’s been speculation about Wilkerson’s ability to go this weekend, so it is good to hear it from Wilkerson himself that he feels confident about playing. The Jets are going to need as much help as possible to pressure EJ Manuel into making some rookie errors.  Now the question will be how Geno Smith and the Jets offense responds after some tough sledding through two weeks …