Each week throughout the season, we will provide a list of players the Bills could look to sign during the week to: replace an injured player, upgrade a specific position or add depth to a spot in need.
Against the Jets on Sunday, the Bills' only notable injury was to starting cornerback E.J. Gaines.
On Monday afternoon, Sean McDermott provided an update on that injury:
E.J. Gaines has a shoulder contusion. #Bills
— Jay Skurski (@JaySkurski) September 11, 2017
Here's a look at some possible replacements who aren't currently on the Bills roster, if the Bills decided to go that route:
- Trevin Wade, CB, free agent: The 28-year-old cornerback has bounced around the league, most recently spending the 2017 preseason with the Baltimore Ravens. He had a fine quartet of exhibition games at both outside cornerback spots. He's 5-foot-10 and 190 pounds.
- Leon Hall, CB, free agent: Hall is 32, but had a respectable 2016 season as a member of a lockdown New York Giants secondary. Last week, he reportedly worked out with the New Orleans Saints. He's 5-foot-11 and 199 pounds.
- Harlan Miller, CB, Cardinals practice squad: Miller was a sixth-round pick in 2016. He appeared in two games as a rookie and had one interception and one pass defended. He fits the McDermott mold at cornerback at 6-foot with nearly 32-inch arms.
- Channing Stribling, CB, Browns practice squad: Another tall and long cornerback, Stribling was added by the Browns as an undrafted free-agent after a productive career at Michigan. With the Wolverines last year, Stribling defended 12 passes and had four interceptions.
- Craig Mager, CB, Chargers practice squad: Mager has 21 games of NFL experience. In 2016, he had one pick and four passes defended. He was a third-round selection two years ago.
Story topics: E.J. Gaines