Jeremy Kerley

No Mo: Jets bench Muhammad Wilkerson for Saints game

There will be no Mo in New Orleans.

The New York Jets have benched defensive end Muhammad Wilkerson for the game against the Saints on Sunday, the latest in what has become a string of discipline issues involving the franchise's highest-paid player.

Coach Todd Bowles announced Friday that Wilkerson will not travel with the team— just two weeks after the 2011 first-round draft pick was benched for most of the first quarter against Kansas City.

"It's a coach's decision," said Bowles, adding it was not injury-related.

Bowles would neither confirm nor deny the decision to leave Wilkerson home was a disciplinary action. But NJ Advance Media reported that...