Daily Dawg Tags: E.J. Gaines signs with Cleveland Browns

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The Daily Dawg Tags brings you all the news you need to keep up with the Cleveland Browns, like their recent signing of cornerback E.J. Gaines

The Cleveland Browns strong offseason continued as they were able to come to terms with yet another free agent. This time it was cornerback E.J. Gaines who put pen to paper as the team reunited defensive coordinator Gregg Williams with one of his former players.

A sixth-round pick of the then St. Louis Rams in 2014, Gaines played with Williams there and with the team when they moved to Los Angeles for the 2016 season. Both men were elsewhere in 2017 as Williams moved on following the firing of head coach Jeff Fisher and Gaines was later traded to the Buffalo Bills.

Gaines missed all of 2015, but has been a strong player when he has been healthy. He enters the 2018 season with 185 career tackles and three interceptions. The Cleveland secondary could look much different after acquiring Gaines, Terrance Mitchell and T.J. Carrie in free agency. They also picked up Damarious Randall via trade.

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The former Rams and Bills corner wasn’t the only player the Browns targeted this offseason with ties to Williams. Another former Rams corner, Trumaine Johnson, was a target for them early in the offseason. Unfortunately he wasn’t lured over and wound up signing with the New York Jets.

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"The Browns continued to overhaul their defensive backfield Friday by signing former Bills cornerback E.J. Gaines.Gaines, 26, will be reunited with Browns defensive coordinator Gregg Williams, who coached him from 2014-2016 with the Rams, both in St. Louis and Los Angeles.\"

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