Gilchrist accrued two tackles (one solo) during Sunday's 35-3 loss to the Chiefs. Gilchrist logged just 15 defensive snaps after dealing with a calf injury late in the week, but he still finishes the 2018 season tied for the Raiders' team lead in interceptions with three picks in 16 games. He also amassed 58 tackles (40 solo) and six passes defensed while starting at free safety next to Karl Joseph. The 30-year-old Gilchrist is slated to become an unrestricted free agent in 2019, but Oakland could attempt to re-sign him with fellow veteran Reggie Nelson (shoulder) likely on his way out.
Gilchrist (calf) is active for Sunday's game at Kansas City. Gilchrist was a late addition to the injury report Saturday but is still able to play in Sunday's season finale. The 30-year-old should finish the season having started all 16 games at safety for the Raiders.
Gilchrist tallied six tackles and his first interception of the season Monday in the Raiders' 27-14 win over the Broncos. After whittling the Oakland lead down to 10 points early in the fourth quarter and then forcing a punt, the Broncos had established some momentum, but Gilchrist disrupted that when he picked off Case Keenum with 5:36 remaining. The interception put Oakland in field-goal position, allowing the Raiders to effectively salt the game away. Though this was Gilchrist's best fantasy performance of the season, his lack of consistently big tackle totals caps his weekly upside in IDP settings.
Gilchrist did not participate in Monday's practice due to a foot injury, but head coach Jon Gruden is hopeful he can return Tuesday, Vic Tafur of The Athletic Bay Area reports. Gilchrist already was sidelined for the Raiders' minicamp back in June, and the injury bug has hit him yet again. However, with Gruden hoping the free safety can make a return to practice as soon as Tuesday, it doesn't appear that the injury is too serious. For now, Gilchrist should be considered day-to-day.
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.
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