Gaines is currently dealing with a knee issue, Terez A. Paylor of The Kansas City Star reports.
Gaines was held out of practice as a result of the issue. The severity is not known at this time, but the likely scenario is that the team is simply exercising caution in order to ensure his health by the beginning of training camp. The 26-year-old started five games for the Chiefs last season and figures to have a good chance at entering the season as a starter should his health remain intact.
Gaines was uncertain to play with a knee ailment, but team doctors ultimately gave him the green light. However, his two tackles were good for just seventh on the team.
Gaines (knee) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Broncos, Blair Kerkhoff of the Kansas City Star reports.
Gaines' absence is slated to force Steven Nelson and D.J. White into more prominent roles behind Marcus Peters at cornerback.
Gaines (knee) won't play in Sunday's game against the Titans.
Gaines played just a single snap last week and he was held out each of the team's practices this week. Terrance Mitchell handled most of Gaines' duties last week and figures to be in line for the spot start this week.
Gaines (knee) did not participate in Wednesday's practice.
Gaines was active in last Thursday's win over the Raiders but only played a single snap on defense, ceding the vast majority of work to Terrance Mitchell. Regardless of whether Mitchell is legitimately threatening his starting spot, Gaines will likely need to get back on the practice field in order to play in this weekend's game against the Titans.
|P2||8/19/17||@ CIN||7:00 pm|
|P3||8/25/17||@ SEA||8:00 pm|
|1||9/7/17||@ NE||8:30 pm|
|3||9/24/17||@ LAC||4:25 pm|
|5||10/8/17||@ HOU||8:30 pm|
|7||10/19/17||@ OAK||8:25 pm|
|9||11/5/17||@ DAL||4:25 pm|
|Bye: Week 10|
|11||11/19/17||@ NYG||1:00 pm|
|13||12/3/17||@ NYJ||1:00 pm|
|17||12/31/17||@ DEN||4:25 pm|
|2014||Kansas City Chiefs||13||20||20.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||4|
|2015||Kansas City Chiefs||3||6||5.0||1||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2016||Kansas City Chiefs||11||44||42.0||2||0||1||0||0.0||0||0||7|
|Year||Team||G||Fum||Lost||Fum Forced||Own Rec||Opp Rec||Yds||Tot Rec||TD|
|2014||Kansas City Chiefs||13||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|2015||Kansas City Chiefs||3||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|2016||Kansas City Chiefs||11||0||0||2||0||0||0||0||0|