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Report: Marcus Gilchrist Latest to Join Revamped Jets Secondary

By Glenn Naughton

 

Continuing their free agent spending spree, the New York Jets have reportedly come to terms with former San Diego Chargers safety Marcus Gilchrist.  Terms of the deal are unknown at this time.  According to NFL.com’s Ian Rapoport, Gilchrist is expected to sign with the Jets sometime today.

Gilchrist joins cornerbacks Antonio CromariteDarrelle Revis and Buster Skrine as gang green’s latest additions to a secondary that’s going to look vastly different from the one that surrendered 31 touchdown passes last season.

A fourth year player out of Clemson, the 5′ 10” 198 lb Gilchrist brings youth and versatility as a college cornerback who was later converted to safety by the Chargers.  Gilchrist has also been utilized as a nickel corner from time to time in San Diego’s defensive scheme.

The former second round pick brings a great deal of speed (4.45 40) to the position and has registered three forced fumbles to go along with three interceptions since taking on the starting role in San Diego in 2013 when he finished third on the team with 77 tackles.

Gilchrist and second-year safety Calvin Pryor will likely man the middle of the Jets’ defensive backfield with Pryor appearing to be the only returning starter from last year’s group.

 

 

This Article Was Written By Glenn Naughton

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Glenn was Born in the Bronx, New York and has followed the Jets religiously despite being stationed in several different countries and time zones around the world. He now resides in England and has been a JetNation member since 2005. Glenn will bleed green with the rest of us through the highs and lows.