Waynes notched 58 tackles (56 solo), eight pass breakups, one interception, two forced fumbles and one fumble recovery across 14 regular-season appearances. Waynes also added two solo tackles and one pass breakup between the Vikings' two playoff contests.The 27-year-old cornerback is set to become an unrestricted free agent in March, making his future with the Vikings unclear.
Waynes (ankle) was a full participant in practice Thursday. Waynes got a limited practice in Wednesday, and coach Mike Zimmer speculated that the 27-year-old would return for Week 11. The upgrade to full a day later suggests he continues to trend in that direction.
Waynes (ankle) was a limited participant in Wednesday's practice. Coach Mike Zimmer said Monday that he expects Waynes to be ready for Sunday's game against the Broncos after Waynes missed Week 10's contest with an ankle issue. Assuming that happens, it could push second-year rookie Mike Hughes back into a reserve role, although Mackensie Alexander's (groin) status is also uncertain.
Coach Mike Zimmer expects Waynes (ankle) to suit up Week 11 against the Broncos. The Vikings allowed Amari Cooper and Michael Gallup to run wild without Waynes in the fold, racking up 15 catches for 223 yards and two scores. Mike Hughes showed potential as a placeholder, but it'll help to have Waynes opposite Xavier Rhodes as the team makes its playoff push.
Waynes (ankle) won't play in Sunday's game against the Cowboys. Waynes was looking good for the game midway through the week but, as evidenced by this news, didn't progress enough to suit up. Now that he's officially been ruled out, second-year player Mike Hughes will draw the start opposite Xavier Rhodes at cornerback, with Mackensie Alexander filling in a slot role.