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Jets Release FS Marcus Gilchrist and CB Nick Marshall, Re-Sign ILB Bruce Carter

After drafting safeties in the first two rounds (Jamal Adams and Marcus Maye), the Jets on Thursday released injured free safety Marcus Gilchrist, Connor Hughes of the Newark Star-Ledger reports.

The move creates $4.625 million in salary cap space, with $2.75 million in dead money attached. Gilchrist’s contract was set to expire after the 2018 season.

He sustained a torn patellar tendon in his knee Dec. 11 at the 49ers. It is unclear when he will be able to practice or play again.

Gilchrist had been with the Jets since 2015, but hadn’t been much of a difference maker lately. He had five interceptions and one forced fumble during his time with the organization.

In addition to releasing Gilchrist, the Jets on Thursday re-signed backup inside linebacker Bruce Carter and waived cornerback Nick Marshall and fullback Chris Swain — both reserve players. Marshall had been suspended four games in 2017 (performance-enhancing drugs).

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