Gilchrist (knee) was released by the Jets on Thursday, Eric Allen of the Jets' official site reports.
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.
Gilchrist (knee) may eventually be released, ESPN's Rich Cimini reports.
Currently rehabbing from a torn patellar tendon 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.
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.
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.
|P2||8/19/17||@ DET||7:30 pm|
|P3||8/26/17||@ NYG||7:00 pm|
|1||9/10/17||@ BUF||1:00 pm|
|2||9/17/17||@ OAK||4:05 pm|
|5||10/8/17||@ CLE||1:00 pm|
|7||10/22/17||@ MIA||1:00 pm|
|10||11/12/17||@ TB||1:00 pm|
|Bye: Week 11|
|14||12/10/17||@ DEN||4:05 pm|
|15||12/17/17||@ NO||1:00 pm|
|17||12/31/17||@ NE||1:00 pm|
|2015||New York Jets||16||82||60.0||22||0||3||31||10.3||31||0||7|
|2016||New York Jets||13||55||39.0||16||0||2||25||12.5||25||0||3|
|2015||New York Jets||16||0||0||---||0||0||0|
|2016||New York Jets||13||0||0||---||0||0||0|
|Year||Team||G||Fum||Lost||Fum Forced||Own Rec||Opp Rec||Yds||Tot Rec||TD|
|2015||New York Jets||16||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|2016||New York Jets||13||0||0||1||0||0||0||0||0|