Coach Zac Taylor said Monday that he's optimistic that Waynes (hamstring) will be able to return for Thursday's matchup against the Jaguars, Paul Dehner Jr. of The Athletic reports. Waynes has missed the first three games of the season due to a hamstring injury that he dealt with during camp, but he returned to practice last week and is trending in the right direction. Once the 29-year-old is cleared to return, he's expected to take on a starting role in Cincinnati's secondary.
The Bengals have ruled Waynes (hamstring) as out for Sunday's matchup with the Steelers, Jay Morrison of The Athletic reports. As expected, Waynes will be held out of his third straight contest. Eli Apple has been filling in as the starting cornerback opposite of Chidobe Awuzie. Cincinnati's secondary could have its hands full with Pittsburgh's passing game in Week 3.
Waynes (hamstring) is listed as doubtful for Sunday's game in Pittsburgh, Jay Morrison of The Athletic reports. Waynes has missed Cincinnati's first two games, and that absence is likely to be extended come Sunday. Eli Apple has been filling in for Waynes and will have his hands full against the Steelers' talented receiving corps if Waynes sits as expected.
The Bengals listed Waynes (hamstring) as out for Sunday's matchup with the Bears, Marisa Contipelli of the Bengals' official site reports. As expected, Waynes will miss his second straight contest to start the season. Eli Apple drew the start in place of Waynes during Week 1, playing 82 snaps and registering six tackles.
Waynes (hamstring) isn't expected to play in Sunday's Week 2 matchup against the Bears, Kelsey Conway of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports. Waynes was held out of Sunday's season opener against the Vikings due to a hamstring issue that bothered him throughout most of camp, and he appears to be on track to miss a second straight game. If he's ultimately inactive, Eli Apple should take on a starting role once again.
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