Green Bay, Wis. After trading cornerback Rasul Douglas on Tuesday, the Green Bay Packers did not fill the spot. Instead, they called up defensive back Innis Gaines from the practice squad on Saturday for Sunday's game against the Rams.
Gaines is listed as a safety, but he spent most of training camp and the preseason in the slot as the No. 2 choice behind starter Keisean Nixon. Safety Rudy Ford is questionable with a calf injury.
Gaines and Nixon worked together during Thursday's reporter-only practice.
Being in the corner room every day, I'm learning all the cornerback room lingo. Like being in the slot
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Gaines was promoted from the practice squad for the Chicago and Atlanta openers. He had 35 special teams snaps (two tackles) and 5 defense snaps (1 tackle).
Gaines played 44 defensive snaps in the final three games last year, starting against Detroit in Week 18.
After the trade, the Packers had four cornerbacks: Jaire Alexander, Nixon, rookie Carrington Valentine, and veteran Corey Ballentine, who started the season on the practice squad with Gaines.
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