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E.J. Gaines | Defensive Back | #28

Team: Buffalo Bills
Age / DOB:  (25) / 2/23/1992
Ht / Wt:  5'10' / 185
College: Missouri
Drafted: 2014 / Rd. 6 (188) / LAR
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Bills CB E.J. Gaines (hamstring) practiced on Thursday.
He also got in a limited session on Wednesday, putting him on track to play this week. Gaines suiting up would be a big boost for the defense with the Saints coming to town. Nov 9 - 12:03 PM

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Bills CB E.J. Gaines (hamstring) is not practicing Tuesday.

He was also listed as a DNP on Monday. With the Bills playing on Thursday night, Gaines looks like he will miss his second game in a row. It is an upgrade for Josh McCown's matchup.
Oct 31 - 12:07 PM

Bills CB E.J. Gaines (hamstring) is out for Week 8 against the Raiders.

Gaines has seemingly been hurt most of the year but has been able to play through most nagging issues. It's a big loss for Buffalo's top-end pass defense. Gaines has yet to allow a touchdown, and quarterbacks have a 50.5 passer rating throwing into his coverage. Shareece Wright will see more snaps. It's a massive upgrade to Amari Cooper, Michael Crabtree, and Derek Carr.
Oct 27 - 10:43 AM

Bills CB E.J. Gaines (hamstring) did not practice Thursday.

It is his second missed session in a row, suggesting he will not play Sunday against the Raiders. Shareece Wright should get the start in his place.
Source: ESPN
Oct 26 - 12:01 PM

Bills CB E.J. Gaines (hamstring) is considered day to day.

Gaines was ruled out in the second half Sunday. Hamstring injuries can be particularly tricky for corners, who have to constantly stop and start. Gaines has been having a solid first season in Buffalo, but fighting through injuries, notably a shoulder issue.
Oct 23 - 1:17 PM

Bills CB E.J. Gaines is done for the day in Week 7 with a hamstring injury.

It's a big loss for Buffalo, as Gaines has played well across from Tre'Davious White when healthy this season. The Bills may have to turn to Shareece Wright.
Oct 22 - 3:04 PM

Bills CB E.J. Gaines (shoulder) has been ruled out for Week 5.

Gaines had been trending toward not playing after Buffalo signed a corner Saturday. It's a huge upgrade to Andy Dalton and the Bengals pass offense. Shareece Wright should pick up most of the snaps opposite Tre'Davious White.
Oct 8 - 12:05 PM

Bills CB E.J. Gaines (shoulder) is questionable for Week 5 against the Bengals.

Gaines has been limited in practice all week after aggravating his shoulder issue in Week 4. Considering he's been limited, we'd bet Gaines plays. Gaines is Pro Football Focus' No. 20 cover corner out of 110 qualifiers.
Oct 6 - 10:10 AM

Bills CB E.J. Gaines (shoulder) was limited in Wednesday and Thursday's practices.

It puts Gaines on track to suit up against A.J. Green and the Bengals even after he aggravated his injury against the Falcons. He's obviously an integral part of the Bills' upstart defense.
Oct 5 - 3:43 PM

Bills CB E.J. Gaines is day to day after aggravating his shoulder injury against the Falcons.

That was the extent of coach Sean McDermott's update. Gaines dealt with shoulder issues last month, but didn't miss any game time. That will probably remain the case for Week 5 against the Bengals.
Oct 2 - 1:25 PM

Bills CB E.J. Gaines (shoulder) is active for Week 2 against the Panthers.

Gaines was never expected to sit. His injury is "just" a contusion, and is unlikely to really limit his effectiveness.
Sep 17 - 11:37 AM

Coach Sean McDermott said Bills CB E.J. Gaines (shoulder) is expected to play Week 2 against the Panthers.

Gaines suffered a bruised shoulder in the Week 1 win over the Jets. The matchup will be much tougher against bigger-bodied WRs Kelvin Benjamin and Devin Funchess this week. Gaines has been excellent since the trade from L.A.
Source: ESPN.com
Sep 13 - 9:45 AM

Bills CB E.J. Gaines is questionable for Week 2 with a shoulder contusion.

Gaines went down late against the Jets. If he's truly only dealing with a bruise, he will probably suit up against the Panthers. Missing Gaines would make an already-daunting matchup for the Bills significantly more difficult.
Sep 11 - 1:17 PM

Bills CB E.J. Gaines suffered a shoulder injury in Week 1 against the Jets.

Gaines went down late in the fourth quarter and didn't return. Shareece Wright replaced Gaines opposite Tre'Davious White.
Sep 10 - 3:45 PM

Bills CB E.J. Gaines will start Week 1 against the Jets.

Gaines was behind Buffalo's other corners after coming over in the Sammy Watkins trade, but there's no doubt he's the best option opposite Tre'Davious White. The Bills are counting on a bounce-back from Gaines after a down 2016.
Sep 8 - 7:30 PM

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