Bake ‘em away, Aaron Wilson:
Texans signed former Rice corner Phillip Gaines to a one-year contract, according to a league source. Gaines was recently removed from Browns' injured reserve with an injury settlement— Aaron Wilson (@AaronWilson_NFL) September 10, 2019
After last night’s CB play (Looking at you, Aaron Colvin), signing for depth is not a shock. Gaines was released by the Browns on 9/7/2019 with an injury settlement due to a concussion.
Gaines was a thirdround pick (#87 overall) by the Kansas City Chiefs in 2014. He never lived up to that draft status with the Chiefs, and he has a reputation of picking up a ton of penalties, including 131 penalty yards with the Bills in 2018 in just seven (7) games. In addition, he’s had an injury-marred career, including the aforementioned concussion, an ACL tear, and an elbow injury. He’s played just 52 games out of a potential 80 in his career.
This is your basic depth signing by a team desperate for help at corner. I wonder what Phillip Buchanon is up to these days?
UPDATE: Not two minutes after I hit publish, Aaron Colvin was cut:
Texans cut veteran corner Aaron Colvin from the roster, according to league source. Signed Phillip Gaines to one-year deal— Aaron Wilson (@AaronWilson_NFL) September 11, 2019
I’m old enough to remember when we let A.J. Bouye sign with the Glitter Kitties so we could replace him with Colvin. Genius. Well done, front office.
UPDATE II: As Boyce corrected me, Colvin was a Brian Gaine signing. For a GM who was only here for about 16 months, Gaine did a ton of damage to this franchise.