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Marcus Gilchrist | Defensive Back | #21

Team: New York Jets
Age / DOB:  (28) / 12/8/1988
Ht / Wt:  5'10' / 198
College: Clemson
Drafted: 2011 / Rd. 2 (50) / LAC
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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. Feb 14 - 9:27 AM

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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

The Jets will visit with free agent SS Marcus Gilchrist.

Gilchrist is a quick-twitch safety with the ability to play slot corner. The Jets could put him to use in a Tyrann Mathieu-like role under new coach Todd Bowles, who utilized Mathieu was a movable chess piece with the Cardinals.
Tue, Mar 10, 2015 05:22:00 PM

The Jets have expressed interest in free agent SS Marcus Gilchrist.

Infusing the secondary with talent is a priority for the Jets. Gilchrist has struggled in coverage of late, but is at least capable of playing both safety and some nickel corner. The Redskins are also among the teams expected to show interest.
Mon, Mar 9, 2015 09:01:00 AM

ESPN Chargers reporter Eric Williams believes San Diego will let free agent SS Marcus Gilchrist test the market.

Gilchrist has started every game for the Chargers over the last two seasons, recording 153 tackles and three interceptions total over that span. Despite his durability, Gilchrist has struggled in coverage, and San Diego has a ready-made replacement in Jahleel Addae waiting in the wings. Gilchrist will likely be priced out of San Diego's plans. The Reskins have reportedly shown interest.
Source: ESPN.com
Sat, Mar 7, 2015 11:37:00 AM

Chargers SS Marcus Gilchrist suffered a concussion in San Diego's Divisional Round loss to the Broncos.

The brain injury is the first known concussion of Gilchrist's career. A former slot cornerback who converted to safety in his third NFL season, Gilchrist ranked third on the Chargers in regular season tackles (77) and recorded two picks with one forced fumble. The 25-year-old was poor in pass coverage, however, and will likely have to fight to keep his starting job in 2014.
Mon, Jan 13, 2014 01:21:00 PM

The Chargers have formally converted Marcus Gilchrist to strong safety.

Gilchrist (5'10/193) is smallish for a strong safety, but he's always been a solid tackler and adds coverage skills to San Diego's backend. Strong safety has been a weak spot in the Chargers' defense since Rodney Harrison left in 2003. Gilchrist will be a major IDP sleeper should he hold off 2012 third-rounder Brandon Taylor. Taylor is a long shot coming off of a torn ACL.
Mon, May 13, 2013 03:44:00 PM

Marcus Gilchrist is expected to compete for playing time at both corner and safety.

A second-round pick in 2011, Gilchrist has served mostly as the Chargers' nickel corner. He's been average at best and now the team has a hole at strong safety, where Brandon Taylor is coming off an ACL tear. GM Tom Telesco lauded Gilchrist's versatility Wednesday.
Thu, May 2, 2013 08:38:00 AM

Marcus Gilchrist has been working as the Chargers' first-team nickel corner during minicamps.

Gilchrist had an up-and-down rookie campaign, seeing quality time as a starter and also getting benched in the middle of a loss to the Packers. Although the Chargers are reportedly in the market for veteran corner depth, Gilchrist appears poised to start this season as the No. 3 man behind Quentin Jammer and Antoine Cason.
Thu, Jun 21, 2012 09:10:00 AM

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