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E.J. Gaines

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Bills, CB Age: 28 Exp: 6 Years
Drafted: Round 6 (#188 overall), 2014 College: Missouri Agent(s): Josh Arnold (Synergy Sports International, LLC)

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  • Current Contract

    E.J. Gaines signed a 1 year, $935,000 contract with the Buffalo Bills, including a $25,000 signing bonus, $25,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $935,000. In 2020, Gaines will earn a signing bonus of $25,000 and a incentive bonus of $150,000, while carrying a cap hit of .

    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $935,000
    Signing Bonus $25,000
    Average Salary $935,000
    Total Guarantees $25,000
    Guaranteed at Signing $25,000
    Free Agent: 2022 / UFA
      Bonus Breakdown Cap Details Cash Details  
    Year   Age Base Salary Signing Misc. Cap Hit Dead Cap Yearly Cash
    2020 Contract details by year 28 - - - - - $175,000($175,000)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2020 Dead Cap: $0 2020 Cap Savings: $0 Pre-6/1 Trade 2020 Dead Cap: $0 2020 Cap Savings: $0 Post-6/1 Release 2020 Dead Cap: $0 2021 Dead Cap: $0 2020 Cap Savings: $0 Post-6/1 Trade 2020 Dead Cap: $0 2021 Dead Cap: $0 2020 Cap Savings: $0
    2021 Contract details by year 29 $760,000 $25,000 $150,000 $935,000 $25,000 $760,000($935,000)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2021 Dead Cap: $25,000 2021 Cap Savings: $910,000 Pre-6/1 Trade 2021 Dead Cap: $25,000 2021 Cap Savings: $910,000 Post-6/1 Release 2021 Dead Cap: $25,000 2022 Dead Cap: $0 2021 Cap Savings: $910,000 Post-6/1 Trade 2021 Dead Cap: $25,000 2022 Dead Cap: $0 2021 Cap Savings: $910,000
    2022 Free Agent Year 30 UFA  
    Sources: NFL contract specifics generally collected from verified reports.

    Previous Contracts

    2019-2019

    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $2,100,000
    Signing Bonus $250,000
    Average Salary $2,100,000
    Total Guarantees $250,000
    Guaranteed at Signing $250,000
    Free Agent: 2020 / UFA
    Year   Age Base Salary Signing Bonus Workout Bonus Cap Hit Dead Yearly Cash
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    2018-2018

    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $4,000,000
    Signing Bonus $1,400,000
    Average Salary $4,000,000
    Total Guarantees $1,400,000
    Guaranteed at Signing $1,400,000
    Free Agent: 2019 / UFA
    Year   Age Base Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Workout Bonus Cap Hit Dead Yearly Cash
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    2014-2017Entry Level

    Contract: 4 yr(s) / $2,327,672
    Signing Bonus $107,672
    Average Salary $581,918
    Total Guarantees $107,672
    Guaranteed at Signing $107,672
    Free Agent: 2018 / UFA
    Year   Age Base Salary Signing Bonus Workout Bonus Cap Hit Dead Yearly Cash
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  • Estimated Career Earnings

    Year Team Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Workout Bonus Restructure Bonus Option Bonus Incentive Earnings
    2014 Player Cash Earnings $420,000 $107,672 - - - - $308,338 $836,010
    2015 Player Cash Earnings $333,000 - - - - - - $333,000
    2016 Player Cash Earnings $600,000 - - - - - - $600,000
    2017 Player Cash Earnings $1,797,000 - - - - - - $1,797,000
    2018 Player Cash Earnings $1,750,000 - $281,250 $100,000 - - - $2,131,250
    2019 Player Cash Earnings - $250,000 - $100,000 - - - $350,000
    6 seasons $4,900,000 $357,672 $281,250 $200,000 - - $308,338 $6,047,260
    2020 Player Cash Earnings - $25,000 - - - - - $175,000
    2021 Player Cash Earnings $760,000 - - - - - - $760,000
    $5,660,000 $382,672 $281,250 $200,000 - - $308,338 $6,982,260
    Seasons Team Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Workout Bonus Restructure Bonus Option Bonus Incentive Total Cash
    2 seasons Player Cash Earnings $753,000 $107,672 - - - - - $1,169,010
    1 seasons Player Cash Earnings $600,000 - - - - - - $600,000
    2 seasons Player Cash Earnings $1,797,000 $250,000 - $100,000 - - - $2,147,000
    1 seasons Player Cash Earnings $1,750,000 - $281,250 $100,000 - - - $2,131,250
  • Transactions

    Aug 2 2020Opted out of the 2020 season (COVID-19)
    Mar 26 2020Signed a 1 year $935,000 contract with Buffalo (BUF)
    Aug 18 2019Released by Buffalo (BUF)
    Mar 25 2019Signed a 1 year $2.1 million contract with Buffalo (BUF)
    Mar 23 2018Signed a 1 year $4 million contract with Cleveland (CLE)
    Aug 11 2017Traded to Buffalo (BUF) from Los Angeles (LAR) with 2018 2nd round pick (#56 - traded) for Sammy Watkins and 2018 6th round pick (#195 Sebastian Joseph)
    Jun 23 2014Signed a 4 year $2.32 million contract with St. Louis (STL)
    May 10 2014Drafted by St. Louis (STL): Round 6 (#188 overall)
  • 2020 Player Rankings

    A visual look at how E.J. Gaines ranks across the league, conference, division, and team.

     

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    Statistics

    Season Team GA GP GS Snaps Snaps% Sacks Tackles Solo Tackles Ast Tackles FF INT
    2018 CLE 6 6 2 180 15.3 13 11 2 1
    2017 BUF 11 11 11 654 59.1 59 48 11 2 1
    2016 LA 11 11 10 613 56.3 56 46 10 1
    2014 LA 15 15 15 935 0.5 71 63 8 2
    Totals 43 43 38 2,382 - 1 199 168 31 3 4