Bills sign CB Munnerlyn, put Gaines on IR

The Buffalo Bills signed veteran cornerback Captain Munnerlyn to fill the void of E.J. Gaines, who was placed on injured reserve with a core muscle injury.

Munnerlyn, 31, spent last year with the Carolina Panthers, notching an interception and nine pass breakups in 16 games (five starts). It was his second year in his second stint with Carolina, after playing there from 2009-13, crossing paths with current Bills head coach Sean McDermott and general manager Brandon Beane.

With McDermott as his D-coordinator in 2012 and 2013, Munnerlyn had 21 pass breakups and four interceptions, all returned for touchdowns, across 32 games.

The 10-year veteran has 12 interceptions and 64 pass breakups in 154 career games (85 starts).

Gaines, 27, returned to the Bills — whom he played for in 2017 — in March after spending a year with the Cleveland Browns. He missed 10 games last season and five in each of the previous two seasons.

Through four NFL campaigns with Cleveland, Buffalo and the St. Louis/Los Angeles Rams, Gaines has four interceptions and 33 pass breakups in 43 games (38 starts).

The Bills also signed offensive lineman Demetrius Rhaney and defensive tackle Roderick Young. Those roster spots were made available when offensive lineman Nico Siragusa was released and defensive tackle Robert Thomas was placed on IR with a knee injury.

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