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Sheldon Richardson urges Jets to give Wilkerson a new deal

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New York Jets have undergone plenty of major changes since the end of the 2014 NFL season.

The AFC East franchise parted ways with former head coach Rex Ryan during the offseason, before installing former Arizona Cardinals defensive coordinator Todd Bowles as their new head coach.

Changes were also made to their defense, with star cornerbacks Darrelle Revis and Antonio Cromartie returning to the franchise. But one thing remains the same, star defensive end Muhammad Wilkerson still wants a new contract.

Major PR

Wilkerson won't sit out of the Jets' minicamp in an effort to get a new contract, but his defensive line teammate, Sheldon Richardson, has taken it upon himself to do Richardson's PR instead.

"He's worth that penny," Richardson told the New York Daily News. "And you know what penny I'm talking about. We don't just want J.J. Watt money. We want it all. We want (Ndamukong) Suh money. Hopefully everybody wants that type of bread in this league."

Deserves new deal

Suh famously signed a massive six-year, $114 million contract with Miami Dolphins this offseason, and there is no doubt that Richardson feels that his teammate and friend deserves the same compensation.

"Why wouldn't he?" Richardson added. "If Gerald McCoy can get $100 million, I'm pretty sure my guy Mo Wilkerson can get $100 million."

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