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Marcus Gilchrist | Defensive Back

Team: Oakland Raiders
Age / DOB:  (29) / 12/8/1988
Ht / Wt:  5'10' / 200
College: Clemson
Drafted: 2011 / Rd. 2 (50) / LAC
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Raiders signed S Marcus Gilchrist to a one-year contract.
Gilchrist was a sub-replacement starter for the Texans last year and Jets for the two previous seasons. The 50th overall pick in the 2011 draft out of Clemson, Gilchrist should push inconsistent Karl Joseph to start at free safety. Mar 15 - 8:47 PM

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NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports free agent S Marcus Gilchrist is visiting the Raiders on Thursday.

Despite coming off a serious knee injury, Gilchrist was solid as a 13-game starter for the Texans last season. Oakland needs some help at safety with Reggie Nelson a free agent.
Mar 15 - 1:04 PM

Texans signed S Marcus Gilchrist, formerly of the Jets, to a one-year contract.

Houston must feel comfortable with Gilchrist's knee after he tore his patellar tendon in December. Expect him to be limited early in camp, but Gilchrist should be ready for Week 1, if he makes the team. Gilchrist was a serviceable starter during his Chargers days but struggled in New York and is coming off major surgery.
Mon, Jul 31, 2017 06:38:00 PM

Free agent S Marcus Gilchrist will visit the Texans next week.

Gilchrist was designated a post-June cut back in May. He's reportedly doing well in his rehab from patellar tendon surgery and is expected to be cleared in early August. Gilchrist started for the Jets the last two seasons, but will likely have to settle for a non-guaranteed deal.
Sat, Jul 29, 2017 07:55:00 PM

NFL.com’s Ian Rapoport reports free agent S Marcus Gilchrist (patellar tendon) is "doing well in rehab," and expected to be cleared in early August.

Gilchrist went down in December. His Jets fate was sealed when the team used its first two picks on safeties. He was cut in May. Going on 29, Gilchrist has been a starter since 2013, but will likely have to settle for end-of-roster flier status once he's healthy.
Thu, Jul 6, 2017 02:52:00 PM

Jets released S Marcus Gilchrist.

The Jets have also waived CB Nick Marshall and FB Chris Swain. Recovering from a torn patellar tendon, Gilchrist's fate was sealed when the Jets used their first two draft picks on safeties. Designated a post-June 1 cut, the move clears $6 million in cap space. Injured last December, Gilchrist is in danger of missing all of 2017. The 2011 second-rounder turns 29 in December.
Thu, May 4, 2017 03:33:00 PM

SNY's Ralph Vacchiano expects the Jets to release FS Marcus Gilchrist at some point this summer.

Gilchrist is due a $6 million salary each of the next two seasons and is coming off knee surgery to repair a ruptured patellar tendon, significantly decreasing the chances of him providing any value in 2017. The Jets also used their first two draft picks on safeties this past weekend, and they still have former first-round SS Calvin Pryor in the fold. Gilchrist will probably be a post-June 1 cut.
Source: SNY
Mon, May 1, 2017 09:47:00 AM

NJ Advance Media's Darryl Slater believes there is an "80 percent" chance the Jets release FS Marcus Gilchrist (knee).

Gilchrist has been relatively effective since signing a four-year deal prior to the 2015 season, but he suffered a ruptured patellar tendon in early December. He is likely headed for the PUP list at the very least to begin training camp and possibly the season. The Jets can save $4.625 million against the cap by releasing him.
Tue, Feb 14, 2017 09:27:00 AM

Jets FS Marcus Gilchrist suffered a ruptured patellar tendon in Week 14.

It's a horrendous injury that will put Gilchrist's status for 2017 training camp in question. Gilchrist has two years left on a four-year, $22 million contract he signed in 2015. One of the team's only useful cover guys, the Jets may have to approach Gilchrist as anything he contributes next year as a bonus.
Sun, Dec 11, 2016 07:45:00 PM

Jets CB Marcus Gilchrist is done for the day with a knee injury in Week 14.

The Jets also lost starting slot CB Buster Skrine (concussion). Gilchrist went down playing special teams. Neither player will return.
Sun, Dec 11, 2016 05:55:00 PM

The Jets allowed a league-high 14 touchdown catches to tight ends last season.

That's why they brought in Marcus Gilchrist at free safety. The 26-year-old has already mastered the Jets' playbook and has impressed coaches with his versatility. Gilchrist will be asked to cover Rob Gronkowski, Charles Clay and Jordan Cameron this year in what should be a very competitive AFC East. He'll benefit from playing alongside top corners Darrelle Revis and Antonio Cromartie.
Thu, Aug 6, 2015 08:56:00 AM

Jets FS Marcus Gilchrist (shoulder) is expected to be ready for training camp.

Gilchrist has been limited in OTAs while recovering from a shoulder scope. He remains on track to be full-go for the start of camp. The Jets gave Gilchrist a four-year, $22M deal to play the deep safety role in Todd Bowles’s secondary. Calvin Pryor will move to his more natural box role at the line of the scrimmage.
Sat, May 23, 2015 06:38:00 PM

Jets FS Marcus Gilchrist has been limited in the offseason program as he recovers from a shoulder scope.

We knew that Gilchrist was battling a shoulder issue, but not that he had gone under the knife. The free-agent addition is fully expected back by training camp.
Thu, May 14, 2015 06:06:00 PM

Jets FS Marcus Gilchrist is recovering from a shoulder issue and will be limited until training camp.

It's unclear if the Jets' new $22 million safety underwent offseason surgery. He's expected to be fine when it counts. Gilchrist is expected to cover the back end for Gang Green, allowing second-year SS Calvin Pryor to play closer to the line of scrimmage. The Jets secondary got a lot better this offseason.
Tue, Apr 7, 2015 08:39:00 PM

Jets agreed to terms with S Marcus Gilchrist, formerly of the Chargers, on a four-year contract.

Gilchrist is coming off a rough year for the Chargers, but the Jets have a hole at safety with Dawan Landry walking. Gilchrist can also man the slot, but the Jets are now four deep at cornerback, with Buster Skrine at the nickel. Including Calvin Pryor and Jaiquawn Jarrett, the Jets are three deep at safety. Gilchrist is up-and-down in coverage.
Thu, Mar 12, 2015 11:07:00 PM

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