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Draft Scout E.J. Gaines News
08/25/16 - CB E.J. Gaines, who missed all of last season with a foot injury, was cleared for all football activities last week and got on the field against the Chiefs last Saturday. Gaines played 22 snaps, and appeared to hold up well in his first action in more than a year. "It felt good, man. It was exciting to get out there," Gaines said. Said Rams head coach Jeff Fisher: "E.J.'s first time back, I was really pleased with what we saw out of E.J. He went out and made some really big-time tackles, which was kind of reminiscent of the E.J. we had a couple years ago."
08/09/16 - CB E.J. Gaines, who has been limited with a hamstring injury, is back on the field this week but still limited.
09/02/15 - CB E.J. Gaines (foot) was placed on reserve/injured by the Rams Tuesday (Sept. 1).
08/16/15 - CB E.J. Gaines had his foot stepped on during the third day of training camp. Very little information was communicated, but there was a sense of foreboding when Gaines visited noted foot specialist Dr. Robert Anderson in Charlotte shortly after the injury occurred.
Still, there was no new on Gaines until Saturday, the day following the team's preseason opening 18-3 loss to the Oakland Raiders, when it was revealed that he had undergone surgery to repair a Lisfranc injury and would miss the entire season.
It's a blow for a Rams secondary that appeared to have depth when camp opened. Gaines became a starter last season when Trumaine Johnson suffered a knee injury in the same Aug. 23 preseason game in which then-quarterback Sam Bradford tore his ACL for the second straight season. Gaines remained a starter when Johnson returned, but the latter looks to be the starter again opposite Janoris Jenkins. Johnson had an interception in the game against the Raiders.
Gaines was a sixth-round pick last season and was named to the All-Rookie team voted on by the Pro Football Writers of America.
A team source told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, "It's a tough break. But the team will roll on. He'll be 100 percent when he comes back. We'll keep him busy and keep him occupied during his rehab."
08/10/15 - CB E.J. Gaines has missed practice time with a foot injury of unknown severity. Gaines visited noted foot specialist Dr. James Anderson in Charlotte last week, but no information has been dispensed regarding the diagnosis. There have been reports Gaines could be dealing with plantar fasciitis.