Wilkerson has decided to not attend the start of the team's voluntary workouts while he waits for a potential new contract. The players reported for workouts Monday, but are not required to attend. It was uncertain whether Wilkerson would sit out the entire non-mandatory offseason program. CBSSports.com first reported Wilkerson's absence.
Wilkerson is entering the final year of his rookie contract, and due to make $6.9 million this season. He acknowledged at the end of last season that he was surprised there had been no movement on contract talks.