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Jets release Marcus Gilchrist

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The Jets picked two safeties in the first two rounds of the draft, which sent a pretty clear signal that Calvin Pryor and Marcus Gilchrist shouldn’t feel too comfortable with their spots on the roster.

Gilchrist’s spot went away on Thursday. The team announced that the veteran safety has been released.

Gilchrist signed with the Jets before the 2015 season and played 29 games with the team over his two years in Jersey before ending last season on injured reserve due to a knee injury. He was set to make $6 million in salary this year and the Jets will get $4.6 million-plus in cap space back as a result of his departure.

Pryor remains on the roster, but did not have the option for a fifth year on his contract exercised this week. Jamal Adams and Marcus Maye were the two early draft additions.

The Jets also waived cornerback Nick Marshall, who is facing a four-game suspension to start the year, and fullback Chris Swain.

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5 Responses to “Jets release Marcus Gilchrist”
  1. blitzinc43 says: May 4, 2017 3:40 PM

    As a close friend of the organization it is funny to compare the way the panel on NFL Network reacted to the Jamal Adams pick in relation to the recent events.

    They claimed that Adams being put back there makes for the “best safety tandem in the league”… I guess the organization I am a close friend with felt differently.

  2. ariani1985 says: May 4, 2017 4:00 PM

    blitz man, hats off to you, you seem to know a lot!

  3. ak185 says: May 5, 2017 3:35 AM

    Gilchrist actually played very well for them the last two years. His only knock is his size and that he’s not that physical. But he actually did a decent job trying to compensate for the Jets’ utter lack of coverage on a lot of their plays. He’ll find work elsewhere.

  4. zeke2517 says: May 5, 2017 6:27 PM

    “As a close friend of the organization…”

    Zero people believe you.

  5. tylawspick6 says: May 9, 2017 8:58 PM

    another wasted investment

    lol

    the jets are just spiraling out of control

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