QMarcus Gilchrist
DB FA
2 months ago

Gilchrist (knee) was released by the Jets on Thursday, Eric Allen of the Jets' official site reports.

EDGE Analysis

The Jets were reportedly waiting until Gilchrist could pass a physical to waive him. The addition of multiple safeties, including first-round pick Jamal Adams, during the draft all but insured the team would eventually release him. Gilchrist will be entering his age 28 season in 2017 and will likely catch on as a starter or top backup with another team.

QMarcus Gilchrist
DB FA
3 months ago

Gilchrist (knee) may eventually be released, ESPN's Rich Cimini reports.

EDGE Analysis

Currently rehabbing from a torn patellar suffered in December, the 28-year-old safety won't be able to pass a physical anytime soon. Once he's able to do so, Gilchrist could be part of the Jets' veteran purge that has already sent WR Brandon Marshall, C Nick Mangold and CB Darrelle Revis out of town.

QMarcus Gilchrist
DB FA
7 months ago

Gilchrist (knee) will miss the remainder of the season after suffering a torn patellar tendon in Sunday's win over the 49ers, SportsNet New York reports.

EDGE Analysis

Although the Jets were able to get the victory Sunday, there was some attrition on both sides of the ball as both Gilchrist and Matt Forte suffered knee injuries. While the severity of Forte's injury has yet to be disclosed, it has been confirmed that Gilchrist will require surgery and miss the remainder of the season. He recorded 50 total tackles and two interceptions this season before suffering a torn patellar tendon Sunday. Doug Middleton will likely move into a starting role as the Jets' free safety for the rest of the 2016 campaign.

QMarcus Gilchrist
DB FA
2 years ago

Gilchrist recorded three tackles Sunday against the Jaguars.

EDGE Analysis

Although Blake Bortles through 40 passes in this game, Gilchrist failed to record an interception in his third straight contest. In addition, he now has recorded fewer than four tackles in five of his last seven games.

QMarcus Gilchrist
DB FA
2 years ago

Gilchrist recorded six tackles Sunday against the Browns.

EDGE Analysis

With the Browns not having much ability to move the ball through the air, Gilchrist primarily served as support against the Browns' running game.

QMarcus Gilchrist
DB FA
2 years ago

Gilchrist, who signed a four-year contract with the Jets in March, had a shoulder scope after the 2014 season, ESPN.com's Rich Cimini reports.

Gilchrist has thus far been limited during offseason workouts, but he'll likely be healthy for training camp. He's expected to start next to Calvin Pryor at safety, following a 76-tackle campaign with the Chargers.

QMarcus Gilchrist
DB FA
2 years ago

Gilchrist signed a four-year contract with the Jets on Thursday night, ESPN.com's Rich Cimini reports.

The Jets' secondary revamp continues, as Gilchrist will join a team that had already added cornerbacks Darrelle Revis, Antonio Cromartie, and Buster Skrine to its free-agent haul. The 26-year-old Gilchrist, who has started all 16 games for the Chargers over the last two seasons, ranked second on the team in tackles (76) in 2014, while forcing two fumbles and picking off a pass. The Jets figure to have Gilchrist earmarked for one of the starting jobs at safety as part of a tandem with 2014 first-round selection Calvin Pryor.

QMarcus Gilchrist
DB FA
3 years ago

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 corner 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.

QMarcus Gilchrist
DB FA
4 years ago

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.

QMarcus Gilchrist
DB FA
4 years ago

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.