Former Mizzou defensive back EJ Gaines lands new NFL contract
After missing the entire 2019 season due to injury, the Buffalo Bills are giving EJ Gaines another shot.
Gaines missed last season after agreeing to a one-year deal with the Bills, and that came after he appeared in just six games for the Cleveland Browns during the 2018 season. Clearly, the Bills see enough of the former Missouri defensive back to keep him around for another offseason as the team has agreed to another one-year deal with Gaines.
This news was first reported by Ian Rapoport of NFL Media. Here’s the tweet Rapoport shared to report the news:
“Free agent CB EJ Gaines has agreed to a 1-year deal with the Bills, source said. A good player when healthy and a solid history with the team — starting 11 games in 2017. Should challenge for a starting spot at CB, either outside or nickel.”
The former Missouri Tiger has made 43 total appearances during his NFL career but his best overall season came during his one healthy season spent in Buffalo.
During his college career, Gaines made 244 tackles, eight interceptions and defended 20 passes for the Tigers. He was selected in the sixth round of the 2014 NFL Draft by the St. Louis Rams. Gaines spent two seasons with the Rams before his first stint with the Bills back in 2017.