The Bills waived Gaines on Friday, Field Yates of ESPN.com reports. The Bills signed Gaines to a one-year deal before the cornerback opted out of the 2020 campaign. The 28-year-old hasn't seen regular-season action since 2018 while with the Browns, and he apparently won't get the opportunity to do so in Buffalo. The decision to cut Gaines will save the team $850,000 against the salary cap, per Sal Capaccio of WGR Sports Radio 550 Buffalo.
Gaines will opt out of the 2020 season, Chris Brown of the Bills' official site reports. Gaines, who missed last season because of a groin injury, was expected to challenge for a starting cornerback spot -- either outside or nickel -- but he's decided to sit out the 2020 campaign due to COVID-19 concerns.
Gaines (abdomen/groin) had a workout with the Texans on Tuesday, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports. Gaines was released off injured reserve by the Bills with an injury settlement in mid-August, but it appears he's now healthy two months later. The 27-year-old played only six games with the Browns last season and recorded 13 tackles.
Gaines will sit out Monday's practice session due to a hip/groin injury, Chris Brown of the Bills' official site reports. Gaines is in a battle with Kevin Johnson to be the No. 3 cornerback, so this injury won't help his cause, especially with Johnson reportedly having a strong training camp.
Gaines (concussion) was a full participant in practice Wednesday, Mary Kay Cabot of The Cleveland Plain Dealer reports. Gaines originally sustained the concussion in Week 6 against the Chargers and hasn't played since. The 26-year-old didn't practice at all last week, so his full participation Wednesday bodes well for his Week 9 status.
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