The Jets will likely place him on injured reserve in the coming days and add someone to their active roster.
Gilchrist, 28, is a former second-round pick of the Chargers back in 2011. After four years San Diego, Gilchrist signed a four-year, $22 million contract with $8.5 million guaranteed in March of last year.
Gilchrist stands to make base salaries of $5 million and $6 million over the next two years.
Entering today’s game, Gilchrist had appeared in 12 games and recorded 50 tackles, two interceptions, a forced fumble and three pass defenses.