The downtrodden Buffalo Bills are apparently looking to mix it up following a blowout loss against the Chicago Bears last week. Though, it’s not at the position most might think.
Instead, Buffalo announced on Tuesday that it has released starting cornerback Phillip Gaines.
— Buffalo Bills (@BuffaloBills) November 6, 2018
To say this came out of left field would be an understatement. A third-round pick of the Kansas City Chiefs back in 2014, Gaines had started six games prior to being released.
He recorded 30 tackles and two passes defended for a Bills defense that enters Week 10 yielding the third-fewest passing yards in the NFL. Gaines had committed four pass interference penalties in the past three games. That might have played a role in this decision.
Even then, it’s a curious move for the struggling team.