Roundup: E.J. Gaines returns to Buffalo on 1-year deal

After spending a year out of football, E.J. Gaines is back in a familiar place.

The cornerback has agreed to a one-year deal with the Buffalo Bills, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported, per a source informed of the situation.

Gaines excelled in Buffalo in 2017, playing in 11 games, recording 59 tackles, nine passes defended, one interception and three forced fumbles. He signed a one-year deal with the Cleveland Browns in 2018 and found success there before two concussions ended his season after just six games.

Buffalo could use Gaines after watching Kevin Johnson depart in free agency. Gaines should be expected to compete for a starting job opposite Tre’Davious White in 2020.

Elsewhere in transactional news on Thursday:

» The Denver Broncos announced they signed quarterback Jeff Driskel.

» The Carolina Panthers signed defensive line Zach Kerr to a two-year deal with a base value of $3 million, with additional money available to be made by achieving incentives, NFL Network’s Mike Garafolo reported.

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