"We have yet to decide whether to attend or not," Wilkerson's agent, Chad Wiestling, said Thursday in an email to ESPN.com.
The New York Post reported that Wilkerson, unhappy with his contract situation and skipping voluntary workouts, is planning to attend the three-day minicamp. He's subject to a steep fine if he decides to stay away. A player can be docked up to $60,000 for missing all three days, according to the collective bargaining agreement. It would be a breach of his player contract.
The Jets, trying to keep it amicable, haven't resorted to any tough talk. On Wednesday, first-year coach Todd Bowles said he's "hopeful" that Wilkerson will attend, but that he couldn't say for sure. It's not his style to skip a mandatory team event. In the past, Wilkerson has talked about how he'd never stage a contract holdout.
But business is business, and we know Wilkerson isn't thrilled about his situation. Other defensive linemen in his draft class have received new deals, most recently Cameron Jordan of the New Orleans Saints, but talks with the Jets are moving at a glacial pace.
Wilkerson is entering the final year of his contract, due to make $6.97 million.