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.
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.
|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|
|2017||Kansas City Chiefs||2||7||7.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||1|
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|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|
|2017||Kansas City Chiefs||2||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|