Defensive End Jimmy Wilkerson Now a Chief

Kansas City Chiefs President Carl Peterson announced on Wednesday that the club has agreed to terms of a one-year contract with DE Jimmy Wilkerson. No other terms of the agreement were made available.

Wilkerson (6-2, 290) appeared in 13 games (one start) for the Chiefs a year ago, He recorded 17 tackles (13 solo), two QB pressures, two passes defensed and 11 special teams tackles. He also saw action in the club’s AFC Wild Card Game at Indianapolis (1/6/07), registering three solo tackles.

The Omaha, Texas native originally entered the NFL as a sixth-round pick (189th overall) by Kansas City in the 2003 NFL Draft. He has played in 56 contests (three starts), registering 86 tackles (51 solo), half of a sack (-4.5 yards), six passes defensed, 34 QB pressures, a fumble recovery and 28 special teams tackles. He has also appeared in two playoff games, totaling three solo tackles and one special teams stop.

Wilkerson played in 38 games (24 starts) during his three-year collegiate career at Oklahoma. He finished with 130 tackles (66 solo), 35.0 stops for loss, 12.0 sacks (-68.0 yards), 28 QB pressures, 13 passes defensed and four forced fumbles. Wilkerson was named the East Texas Player of the Year as a senior at Paul H. Pewitt High School in Omaha, Texas.


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