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Browns starting CB E.J. Gaines in concussion protocol, will miss Bucs game

Browns starting CB E.J. Gaines in concussion protocol, will miss Bucs game
Published On: Thu, Oct 18
Nov 26, 2017; Kansas City, MO, USA; Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Albert Wilson (12) drops a pass as he's covered by Buffalo Bills cornerback E.J. Gaines (28) during the first half at Arrowhead Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

The Browns already had their work cut out for them gearing up the No. 1 passing offense in the NFL Sunday in Tampa.

Now, it will be all that much tougher.

Starting cornerback E.J. Gaines, who was replacing injured starter Terrance Mitchell (broken wrist), came to work Thursday morning complaining of concussion symptoms and was placed into the concussion protocol. He will sit out Sunday's game against the 2-3 Bucs.

Coach Hue Jackson said T.J. Carrie will probably start opposite Denzel Ward.A  The Browns will use Briean Boddy-Calhoun at nickel.

"We understand what the challenge is,'' said Jackson. "They have 16 touchdowns passes. That's how they score. They're going to throw the football.''

Gaines has been playing well in place of Mitchell, who broke the wrist in week four in Oakland. Having spent three of his previous four seasons playing for defensive coordinator Gregg Williams with the Rams, Gaines knows this defense as well as anyone.A 

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