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Marcus Gilchrist | Defensive Back | #21

Team: Unsigned Free Agent
Age / DOB:  (28) / 12/8/1988
Ht / Wt:  5'10' / 198
College: Clemson
Drafted: 2011 / Rd. 2 (50) / LAC
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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. Jul 6 - 2:52 PM

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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.
May 4 - 3:33 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
May 1 - 9:47 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.
Feb 14 - 9:27 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

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

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