BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — Buffalo Bills cornerback EJ Gaines has informed the team he’ll be opting out of the 2020 season. Bills GM Brandon Beane shared the news Sunday morning, citing Gaines has family reasons.
Gaines, 28, signed with the Bills in the offseason. The veteran cornerback was slated to provide solid depth in the secondary and potentially compete for the starting cornerback job opposite Tre’Davious White.
A starter for the Bills in 2017, Gaines played in 11 games and added one interception and 59 tackles. In 2019, Gaines was cut by the Bills after he suffered a core muscle injury during training camp.
Due to COVID-19 concerns, the NFL & NFLPA came to an agreement that high-risk players could opt out of the 2020 season.
Gaines is now the second Bills player to opt out, joining defensive tackle Star Lotulelei.