Gaines was removed from the injury report on Friday after missing the first three games of the season. He's a candidate to start once he's up to speed, though he may see a decreased role in his first game back.
Gaines is not listed on the Week 4 injury report and expected to play against the Cardinals on Sunday, Alden Gonzalez of ESPN reports.
Gaines started 15 games during his rookie season in 2014, and once back to full speed following his thigh injury, he's a candidate to start at right cornerback opposite Trumaine Johnson. Coty Sensabaugh, Troy Hill and Lamarcus Joyner could see fewer defensive snaps with Gaines back in the fold.
Gaines (quadriceps) was a full participant in Wednesday's practice, Gary Klein of the Los Angeles Times reports.
Gaines has yet to play this season due to a quadriceps injury, but appears on track to change that in Sunday's matchup with the Cardinals. The third-year cornerback figures to provide depth in the secondary when he returns.
Head coach Jeff Fisher indicated on Monday that
Gaines has yet to make his season debut due to a quadriceps injury. He returned to practice last week with a questionable status for Week 3, but ultimately ended up on the inactive list. The 24-year-old's status will need to be monitored throughout the week.
Gaines (thigh) returned to practice on Tuesday, Gary Klein of the Los Angeles Times reports.
Gaines has been sidelined since the team's third preseason game, as he's nursed a strained quadriceps up to this point. On Monday, coach Jeff Fisher indicated Gaines was close to a return, so it's fitting that Gaines was back on the field a day later. Gaines is expected to be evaluated again Wednesday while going through a full practice, which should give us a better indication of his availability for Sunday's matchup with the Buccaneers.
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