Gaines won't return to Sunday's game against the Broncos due to an elbow injury.
Gaines sustained the injury in the second quarter and originally was tabbed questionable to return, but was ruled out after halftime. The 26-year-old was seeing increased defensive snaps with Ron Parker and Marcus Peters both inactive, as the Chiefs opted to rest some players for the playoffs.
Gaines recorded four tackles in Friday's preseason loss to the Seahawks.
Showing no signs of having dislocated his finger two weeks ago, Gaines tied for the second-most tackles in the game. He's expected to open the season as the top backup to Marcus Peters and Steven Nelson.
Gaines suffered a dislocated finger in Friday's preseason loss to the 49ers, Cheifs' reporter BJ Kissel reports.
The injury is not considered serious, but could keep him sidelined for a bit. Gaines recorded one tackle in the contest. The 26-year-old started five games for the Chiefs in 2016, and is entering his fourth season with the club.
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|2015||Kansas City Chiefs||3||6||5.0||1||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
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|2016||Kansas City Chiefs||11||0||0||2||0||0||0||0||0|
|2017||Kansas City Chiefs||14||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|