Report: New York Jets in Talks with Marcus Gilchrist

By Alan Schechter

Mike Maccagnan is working hard to revamp the entire Jets secondary.  Yesterday it was Darrelle Revis and Buster Skrine.  Then we here that they are negotiating with Antonio Cromartie.  Now according to a report by Darryl Slater of, the Jets are now in negotiations with free agent safety Marcus Gilchrist, formerly of the San Diego Chargers.

Starting every game for the Chargers over the last two seasons, Marcus Gilchrist has posted 10 passes defended, as well as three interceptions.  Gilchrist has been a solid tackler as well, posting over 70 tackles in each of the last two seasons.  The Jets have been looking to add a veteran safety to allow Calvin Pryor to play closer to the line, as he did in college.  I am not sure if Gilchrist fits that skill set, but we will talk more about it if the deal gets done.

There is one thing that you can not deny, and it has to excite Jets fans.  The Jets are committed to turning things around quickly.  The Jets have not retooled a roster like this any time during the ownership of Woody Johnson.  The Jets now have a plan.  We will find out if it is the right plan, but they have direction now, which is something we haven’t been able to say in a long, long time.

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