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E.J. Gaines | Defensive Back

Team: St. Louis Rams
Age / DOB:  (23) / 2/23/1992
Ht / Wt:  5'10' / 190
College: Missouri
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Rams declared CB E.J. Gaines, TE Justice Cunningham, OL Barrett Jones, OL Brandon Washington, TE Alex Bayer, DT Alex Carrington, and DL Ethan Westbrooks inactive for Week 17 against the Seahawks.
Gaines took some friendly fire last week when S T.J. McDonald tried to lower the boom on Odell Beckham. Gaines had a bloody mouth and smacked his helmetless head on the turf. The rest of the Rams' inactives are healthy. Sun, Dec 28, 2014 03:06:00 PM

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Rams LCB E.J. Gaines (concussion) is listed as doubtful for Week 17.

It's a big blow to St. Louis' defense; Gaines has been the Rams' top corner all season. The Rams will likely be forced to turn back to benched rookie Lamarcus Joyner in the slot, upgrading Doug Baldwin's matchup. An excellent find by GM Les Snead, Gaines was the 188th overall pick in last May's draft.
Fri, Dec 26, 2014 02:25:00 PM

Rams LCB E.J. Gaines suffered a concussion and lacerated lip in Sunday's Week 16 loss to the Giants.

He may have to sit out Week 17 against the Seahawks, depending on how Gaines does in the NFL's concussion protocol testing. Gaines has had a quietly terrific rookie year in coverage, asserting himself as St. Louis' top cornerback.
Sun, Dec 21, 2014 08:13:00 PM

Rams CB E.J. Gaines left Sunday's Week 16 game against the Giants in the third quarter with an undisclosed injury.

Gaines caught some friendly fire when two Rams went after Odell Beckham on a slant. His helmet flew off and he was bloodied. On the very next play, ODB went for an 80-yard touchdown.
Sun, Dec 21, 2014 06:32:00 PM

The Rams have started sixth-round pick E.J. Gaines at left cornerback in each of their first two games.

Gaines hasn't been noticeably exposed yet, but that time may be coming against Dez Bryant this week. RCB bookend Janoris Jenkins has been frustratingly inconsistent throughout his career, supporting Dez's matchup at the Edward Jones Dome. Even if usual LCB Trumaine Johnson (MCL sprain) returns this week, it's likely he would be eased back into the lineup versus Dallas.
Wed, Sep 17, 2014 10:25:00 AM

Rams signed No. 188 overall pick CB E.J. Gaines to a four-year contract.

Although Gaines (5-foot-10, 190 pounds) is slightly built, he's a feisty, physical zone corner, one who stood out as a gunner on special teams at Mizzou. That's where Gaines should begin his NFL career, but he could develop into a No. 2 or 3 corner.
Thu, Jun 12, 2014 06:03:00 PM

Rams selected Missouri CB E.J. Gaines with the No. 188 overall pick in the 2014 NFL draft.

Gaines (5-foot-9 5/8, 190) was a three-year starter for the Tigers, finishing his career with 14 tackles for loss, eight interceptions, and three forced fumbles. He ran 4.48 at the Mizzou Pro Day. Although Gaines is slightly built, he held 6-foot-5 Mike Evans to four catches for eight yards (not a typo) in the Tigers' November win over Texas A&M. Gaines is a feisty, physical zone corner and was a standout gunner on Missouri's special teams. He projects as a No. 2 or 3 corner in time.
Sat, May 10, 2014 04:12:00 PM

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Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Sam Bradford
2Austin Davis
RB1Tre Mason
2Benny Cunningham
3Zac Stacy
4Trey Watts
5Chase Reynolds
GLB1Tre Mason
2Benny Cunningham
3RB1Benny Cunningham
2Tre Mason
FB1Cory Harkey
WR11Brian Quick
2Stedman Bailey
3Damian Williams
WR21Tavon Austin
2Chris Givens
3Emory Blake
4Devon Wylie
WR31Stedman Bailey
TE1Jared Cook
2Justice Cunningham
3Brad Smelley
K1Greg Zuerlein
2Michael Palardy