Marcus Gilchrist finally finds a new home with the Houston Texans. The team ranked first in all of football in team defense, and they have a chance to repeat that goal with a sturdy safety in the secondary.
In his successful visit, he showed the team that he is in great condition after missing three games in 2016 and tons of free time in the off-season to a torn patellar tendon.
Ian Rapoport of NFL..com reports that Gilchrist will receive a one-year deal from the Houston Texans. The financial amount has yet to be release.
Next, Gilchrist is a solid addition to a team looking for versatile safety help after losing Quintin Demps to the Chicago Bears via free agency. Gilchrist plays both safety spots and he could step in if needed at the cornerback position.
Also, Gilchrist has been a durable player for the New York Jets and Los Angeles Chargers (formally known as the San Diego Chargers) by appearing in 91 career games and starting 69 of those 91 games.
In addition, Gilchrist is a steady stat producer. He is always around the ball as he has a career total of ten interceptions, four forced fumbles, 26 pass deflections, and 291 tackles.
Lastly, he played in 13 games last year for the Jets. He started all 13 and recorded two interceptions and 55 tackles.
Note: When Gilchrist is cleared to return to the field, he will most likely step in the starting role.