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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 coach Sean McDermott has declared RCB E.J. Gaines (knee) "ready to go" for Week 17.
Banged up for much of 2017, Gaines missed Week 16. His presence against the Dolphins will be a plus as the Bills try to sneak into the AFC playoffs. Thu, Dec 28, 2017 01:18:00 PM

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Bills CB E.J. Gaines (knee) is practicing Thursday.

He also got in a limited session Wednesday. According to Joe Buscaglia, Gaines is "moving around a lot better" this week. He has a shot to return on Sunday.
Thu, Dec 28, 2017 12:08:00 PM

Bills CB E.J. Gaines suffered a knee injury in Week 15 against Miami.

He was ruled out in the second half. This could be a potentially serious injury. Shareece Wright replaced Gaines opposite Tre'Davious White.
Sun, Dec 17, 2017 03:42:00 PM

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.
Thu, Nov 9, 2017 12:03:00 PM

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.
Tue, Oct 31, 2017 12:07:00 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.
Fri, Oct 27, 2017 10:43:00 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
Thu, Oct 26, 2017 12:01:00 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.
Mon, Oct 23, 2017 01:17:00 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.
Sun, Oct 22, 2017 03:04:00 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.
Sun, Oct 8, 2017 12:05:00 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.
Fri, Oct 6, 2017 10:10:00 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.
Thu, Oct 5, 2017 03:43:00 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.
Mon, Oct 2, 2017 01:25:00 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.
Sun, Sep 17, 2017 11:37:00 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.
Wed, Sep 13, 2017 09:45:00 AM

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