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Jets DE Wilkerson tweets positive update on condition of broken leg

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - SEPTEMBER 07: (NEW YORK DAILIES OUT) Muhammad Wilkerson #96 of the New York Jets in action against the Oakland Raiders on September 7, 2014 at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey. The Jets defeated the Raiders 19-14. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Muhammad Wilkerson

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - SEPTEMBER 07: (NEW YORK DAILIES OUT) Muhammad Wilkerson #96 of the New York Jets in action against the Oakland Raiders on September 7, 2014 at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey. The Jets defeated the Raiders 19-14. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Muhammad Wilkerson

New York Jets defensive end Muhammad Wilkerson gave prospective suitors an update on his medical condition Thursday.

Wilkerson, who suffered a broken leg in the regular-season finale versus Buffalo that required surgery two days later, is due to become a free agent and apparently wants to allay concerns of any team interested in signing him.

Great visit w/ Dr. Anderson 2day in NC. Leg responded gr8, starting rehab ahead of schedule. (cont) https://t.co/mhsuDATDg5

— Muhammad Wilkerson (@mowilkerson) February 18, 2016

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The 6-foot-4,, 315-pound Wilkerson tweeted Thursday that his leg responded great and that he is set to start his "rehab ahead of schedule" following an examination by Dr. Robert Anderson in North Carolina.

Coming off a career-high 12-sack season, Wilkerson could be slapped with the franchise tag by the Jets that will boost his salary into the $15 million range. It will also buy New York time to work out a long-term deal or a possible trade for Wilkerson, who has 36 1/2 sacks in five seasons.