Jimmy Wilkerson Getting Closer To Leaving

April 13th, 2010

One of the few bright spots last fall for the Bucs was the play of defensive end Jimmy Wilkerson. But his six-sack performance last year could be his last for the Bucs.

Injured, the unrestricted free agent has been touring various NFL team headquarters looking for work. It appears he may have found a job in New Orleans.

Twittering last night, Joe’s friend NFL Network reporter Jason La Canfora notes Wilkerson and the Saints may come to terms on a new gig for Wilkerson.

@JasonLaCanfora Jimmy Wilkerson having a good visit with the Saints. Could end up getting a deal there.

After Joe was highly critical yesterday of Mark Dominik not taking the low risk/high reward gamble on Santonio Holmes, Joe will be nice with this post.

If Wilkerson leaves, Joe assumes Dominik plans to load up on defensive lineman in the draft, and feels confident that the now svelte Kyle Moore won’t be appearing on any more milk cartons.

14 Responses to “Jimmy Wilkerson Getting Closer To Leaving”

  1. Finerdetailz Says:

    Not sure if being nice is the answer. It seems every move or every non move Dominik makes seems to weaken this team more and more.

  2. Louie Says:

    @Finerdetailz: For sure! How can anyone argue with a straight face that this team is improving. The dismantling of the team continues. And they think 11 rookie draft picks (oh, and god knows how many undrafted FA’s) are going to save the day.

    I thought the goal was to win games, but this team truely appears to be trying to see how bad they can get. It’s sad.

  3. George C. Costanza Says:

    gee, talk about Debbie Downers …

  4. tampa2 Says:

    “After Joe was highly critical yesterday of Mark Dominik not taking the low risk/high reward gamble on Santonio Holmes, Joe will be nice with this post”.

    Why? Why not tell it like it really is Joe? Between all the moves made by “team Glazer” last year, and the “non-moves” to improve the team this year, this should be a very good indicator for the Month (or 2 weeks) to come! So Joe should tell it like it really is, without all the sugar!

  5. admin Says:

    Joe here,

    tampa2 – There’s hardly “sugar” here. And frankly, sometimes Joe doesn’t feel like sounding the siren 24/7. Plus not signing Jimmy Wilkerson coming off ACL surgery at 29 is hardly a franchise-changer and evidence of anything.

  6. Finerdetailz Says:

    It sounds like someone got to you Joe. I hope you had a chance to listen to Duemig’s monologue yesterday.

  7. Joe Says:

    Not sure what you are getting Finerdetailz.

  8. Eric Says:

    I don’t know how Joe could have been more critical yesterday on the Holmes non-trade, unless he accused Dom of being the second gunman on the grassy knoll.

    I enjoyed the hell out of it myself. However, it would have been better talking about them actually making the trade and helping out the young kid QB.

  9. Troxell8t8 Says:

    Are people really upset Jimmy Wilkerson is leaving after tearing his ACL? Really. I didn’t realize he was that much of an upgrade over Moore, Chowder, or Bennett. I kind of thought all four of these guys played the same way.

  10. Joe Says:

    LOL Thanks Eric.

    Joe tries to be fair and objective but if he sees a wrong, Joe won’t hold back.

    Joe believes, though he’s given Mark Dominik the benefit of the doubt for the most part, that doesn’t mean Joe agrees with what is going on with the receivers. As a result, Joe believes he’s been fairly clear on his thoughts of the wide receivers and the apparently lack of progress there.

  11. Joe Says:


    Joe’s not getting carried away, but it doesn’t appear the Bucs — being 3-13 — have such a great luxury in letting guys who remotely productive walk away, especially from a unit that other than Wilkerson and Stylez White pretty much stunk.

  12. Jake Says:

    I think as a whole most fans are just so disgusted by the way the team is being operated that every move or non move is magnified. If this team was being operated properly, with the Bucs properly taking advantage of all avenues of building and fielding a competetive team than no one would really give a rats ass about whether Wilkerson re signed with the team or not. What most fans cannot stomach is, by their actions or inactions, it appears the Bucs have raised the white flag for the 2010 season.

  13. Radio Mushmouth Says:

    who cares …Wilkerson sucks…

  14. Nick Says:

    The Glazers should just list their players salary wise and cut anyone they can that makes over “x’ amount and then replace them with some cheap draft talent. That way they will pocket even more money which is now their obvious objective. What other good players do the Bucs have that they can cut to save money????? Nobody is safe!