Gilchrist recorded three tackles Sunday against the Jaguars. 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.
The Jets will make their 2015 season debut Sunday against the Browns, and the team will have plenty of new defensive acquisitions on display. The secondary will feature the additions of cornerbacks Darrelle Revis and Antonio Cromartie, nickel corner Buster Skrine and free safety Marcus Gilchrist. Plus, first-round pick Leonard Williams will move into the starting lineup due to Sheldon Richardson's four-game suspension. "I believe we can be as good as we want," defensive end Muhammad Wilkerson said, per NJ.com. "We can be great. We can be the No. 1 defense in the league. We've just got to come in each and every week improving and do our jobs every Sunday." The Jets defense is expected to be aggressive, especially with the blitz, under first-year coach Todd Bowles. "This defense should be a playoff defense," Skrine said. "The defense should get us in the playoffs. We have the defense to it. We've got a lot of talent on this defense. It's just about all coming together."
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.
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
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.