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Marcus Gilchrist | Defensive Back

Team: New York Jets
Age / DOB:  (26) / 12/8/1988
Ht / Wt:  5'10' / 198
College: Clemson
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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. May 23 - 6:38 PM

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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.
May 14 - 6:06 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.
Apr 7 - 8:39 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.
Mar 12 - 11:07 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.
Mar 10 - 5:22 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.
Mar 9 - 9:01 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
Mar 7 - 11:37 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

The Chargers were forced to bench rookie CB Marcus Gilchrist after Jordy Nelson burned him relentlessly in Week 9.

Gilchrist was also torched in Week 8 by Jonathan Baldwin and Steve Breaston. "Obviously, Marcus was having a tough game," Turner said. "We decided to put (Antoine) Cason in." Gilchrist's confidence may be shot. He looked quite promising early in the season, but has now had back-to-back very bad games.
Sun, Nov 6, 2011 11:18:00 PM

In his Week 8 start, Chargers rookie CB Marcus Gilchrist allowed 8-of-11 pass targets against him to be complete for 138 yards and a touchdown.

Gilchrist was victimized primarily by fellow rookie Jonathan Baldwin and Steve Breaston. The Chargers still plan to start Gilchrist over Antoine Cason against the Packers. If San Diego continues its coverage strategy of the past two weeks, Quentin Jammer will follow Greg Jennings all over the field. Gilchrist would match up with Jordy Nelson and James Jones.
Sat, Nov 5, 2011 12:34:00 AM

The Chargers have promoted rookie Marcus Gilchrist into the starting lineup at right cornerback.

"All indications are that Gilchrist will start" on Monday Night Football against the Chiefs, per the San Diego Union-Tribune. A favorite of NFL Network draft analyst Mike Mayock, Gilchrist will likely cover No. 2 wide receivers going forward, with Quentin Jammer following No. 1s all around the formation. The Chargers used Jammer to shadow Santonio Holmes in Week 7. Antoine Cason will move to the No. 4 corner role because Dante Hughes covers the slot.
Wed, Oct 26, 2011 06:43:00 PM

Chargers agreed to terms with No. 50 overall pick Marcus Gilchrist on a four-year, $3.95 million contract.

A favorite of NFL Network all-star draft analyst Mike Mayock, Gilchrist played both corner and safety at Clemson and excelled in coverage of slot receivers. The Chargers have him pegged as a nickel back. He'll play between outside corners Quentin Jammer and Antoine Cason, probably sooner rather than later.
Thu, Jul 28, 2011 10:30:00 AM

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