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Q&A: J.J. Gaines

Texas Tech safety J.J. Gaines was in the midst of a breakout season in 2013 before a shoulder injury forced him to miss the second half of the year. RaiderPower.com interviewed the junior on Sunday during media day about where he is health-wise, his role as a leader of a young, unproven secondary and much more.

RP: What's your mindset going in to fall camp, where you're at? Gaines: Well, you know I'm recovering from shoulder surgery. I've just been rehabbing and I feel pretty good. The doctors are releasing me to be back on the field with my teammates so it's just a good feeling. I'm trying to keep my shoulder strong so it can last throughout the season. RP: You said the doctors are releasing you. When...

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