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Height/Weight: 5-10/198 | Birthdate: 12/8/1988 | Birthplace: High Point, NC, USA | Team: New York | College: Clemson | NFL Experience: 5 | Owned/Started%: 2/1
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Jets hopeful Marcus Gilchrist will be healthy for training camp


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(6/3/2015) Although Jets defensive back Marcus Gilchrist is dealing with a shoulder injury, coach Todd Bowles said he is optimistic Gilchrist will be able to participate in training camp, reports the Associated Press.

Gilchrist has been limited during the team's offseason activities because of the shoulder issue.


Report: Jets S Marcus Gilchrist limited with shoulder injury


by Dave Peters | CBSSports.com
(4/7/2015) Jets safety Marcus Gilchrist will be limited due to a shoulder injury until training camp, reports nj.com.

Gilchrist could be held out for all or most of the team's on-field workouts during organized team activities and minicamp. The same report stated that he should be ready to go by training camp.

The 26-year-old started all 16 games for two consecutive seasons for the Chargers before being acquired by the Jets this offseason. Last season, Gilchrist had 76 total tackles, one sack, five passes defensed, two forced fumbles and one interception


Report: Jets sign ex-Chargers S Marcus Gilchrist to four-year deal


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(3/13/2015) The Jets added another piece to their secondary this free agency period, agreeing to terms on a four-year deal worth $22 million with safety Marcus Gilchrist on Friday, according to Omar Kelly of the Sun Sentinel. He'll make $8.5 million in guaranteed money.

Gilchrist was drafted in the second round of the 2011 draft by the Chargers. He compiled 246 tackles, three sacks, five interceptions and 16 passes defensed over his four-year run in San Diego. Last season, the 26-year-old registered 76 total tackles, five passes defensed, two forced fumbles and one interception.

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Report: Jets finalizing deal with S Marcus Gilchrist


(3/12/2015) The Jets are finalizing a deal with safety Marcus Gilchrist, according to NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport. The contract should be signed on Friday.

Gilchrist, formerly with the Chargers, was drawing interest from both the Jets and the Redskins in free agency. 

After playing his first three years at the cornerback position, the Chargers moved Gilchrist to strong safety. The 26-year-old finished last season with 76 total tackles, five passes defensed, two forced fumbles and one interception.


Report: Marcus Gilchrist set to visit Jets


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(3/10/2015) Defensive back Marcus Gilchrist will visit the Jets Tuesday and Wednesday, NFL.com reports.

Gilchrist reached free agency for the first time this season after being selected by the Chargers in the second round of the 2011 NFL Draft. He recorded 76 tackles, one sack and one interception last season.


Chargers safety Marcus Gilchrist leaves game with elbow injury


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(12/28/2014) Chargers safety Marcus Gilchrist had to leave Week 17’s game against the Chiefs after suffering an elbow injury.

Gilchrist was attended to by trainers and went to the locker room. His return is questionable.


San Diego lists seven defensive players on Week 4 injury report


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(9/26/2014) The Chargers have seven defensive players on the final injury report leading up to Week 4 against Jacksonville. As expected, linebacker Reggie Walker (ankle) and Manti Te'o (foot) were the only defensive players ruled out for Sunday.

Linebacker Jeremiah Attaochu, who didn't practice all week with a hamstring injury, was ruled doubtful. Cornerback Jason Verrett missed practice all week but was deemed questionable.

Meanwhile, cornerback Brandon Flowers (hip), safety Marcus Gilchrist (shoulder) and defensive tackle Corey Liuget (ankle) all worked through their respective injuries this week and were labeled probable for Sunday.

Chargers DST shows promise


by Larry Hartstein | Senior Analyst
(9/9/2014) The Chargers DST showed big-play potential in Monday's 18-17 loss at Arizona.

Linebacker Jeremiah Attaochu blocked a punt and had a blindside strip-sack of Philip Rivers, with linebacker Dwight Freeney recovering. Safety Marcus Gilchrist jarred the ball loose from running back Andre Ellington, with linebacker Donald Butler recovering. Attaochu and defensive end Corey Liuget each finished with one sack.

The Chargers DST plays the Seahawks in Week 2.

Jahleel Addae grinding for a starting role


by Dave Richard | Senior Fantasy Writer
(6/3/2014) As an undrafted rookie with the Chargers last year, defensive back Jahleel Addae worked his way up the depth chart and made three starts including one in the playoffs. Now he's setting his sights on putting on weight (he's already added seven pounds) as well as the starting safety job opposite Eric Weddle. He's competing with Marcus Gilchrist

"He's very instinctive in what he does," Chargers coach Mike McCoy said per ESPN. "And he's done some nice things already. For a young player, he's a great communicator. He does a great job on the back end."


Three Chargers dealing with concussions


by Larry Hartstein | Senior Analyst
(1/13/2014) Chargers linebackers Manti Te'o and Donald Butler and cornerback Marcus Gilchrist suffered concussions in the playoff loss at Denver, reports the San Diego Union-Tribune.

Marcus Gilchrist exits with apparent head injury


by Larry Hartstein | Senior Analyst
(1/12/2014) Chargers cornerback Marcus Gilchrist left the game at Denver in the fourth quarter after a helmet-to-helmet collision with a teammate. Gilchrist had seven tackles, tied for the team lead, before the injury forced him out.

Marcus Gilchrist gets after the QB


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(12/13/2013) Chargers defensive back Marcus Gilchrist came up with his first sack of the season Thursday, and it proved to be the team's lone one in a 27-20 win in Week 15. Gilchrist took down Peyton Manning with one of his five tackles, while adding a pass defense in the game.

Gilchrist has been productive all season long, racking up 64 tackles and one interception in 14 games. 


Marcus Gilchrist paces Chargers' defense


by Larry Hartstein | Senior Analyst
(12/9/2013) Chargers cornerback Marcus Gilchrist led the team with eight tackles, seven solo, in the win over the Giants. He also recovered his first fumble of the season. Up to 59 tackles, Gilchrist visits the Broncos on Thursday.

Marcus Gilchrist picks off Chad Henne pass


by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com
(10/21/2013) Chargers cornerback Marcus Gilchrist recorded the first interception of his season on Sunday during the Week 7 win at Jacksonville. Gilchrist returned his interception of Chad Henne's pass 26 yards.

The 24-year-old Gilchrist has 29 tackles on the season for San Diego. The pick was the third of his career. He had two passes defended in the game for the Chargers defense. San Diego has a bye Week 8 and returns Week 9 at Washington. 

Gilchrist makes move to safety


by Dave Richard | Senior Fantasy Writer
(5/13/2013) The Chargers have confirmed that Marcus Gilchrist will play as a strong safety going forward, according to U-T San Diego.

Safety switch for Gilchrist?


by Dave Richard | Senior Fantasy Writer
(5/6/2013) U-T San Diego reports the Chargers are considering moving Marcus Gilchrist from cornerback to safety. "Wherever I can help the team," Gilchrist said. "If that means playing corner and helping the team, then that's where I'll be. If it means safety, that's where I'll be. Wherever the coaches feel I can help the team best."