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  • Trae Waynes: Cut by Cincinnati

    Waynes was released by the Bengals on Monday, Marisa Contipelli of the Bengals' official site reports. Waynes inked a three-year deal with the Bengals in March 2020 but was limited to five games across two seasons due to pectoral and hamstring injuries, so it's not a major surprise to see the team opting to move on. The 29-year-old last saw extended run with the Vikings in 2019 when he totaled 58 tackles (56 solo), one interception and two forced fumbles in 14 contests.
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  • Bengals' Trae Waynes: Placed on COVID-19 list

    Waynes (illness) was placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list Friday. Waynes is unlikely to play in Sunday's contest against the Chiefs after landing in the NFL's COVID-19 protocols. In his absence, Mike Hilton, Vernon Hargreaves and Tre Flowers are all candidates for increased snaps in the slot.
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  • Bengals' Trae Waynes: Lands on IR

    Waynes (hamstring) was put on injured reserve Tuesday. The cornerback suffered the injury Sunday versus the Packers and will miss a minimum of three weeks. Waynes signed a three-year deal with the Bengals in March 2020 but sat out last season and has been limited to two games this season due to injuries.
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  • Bengals' Trae Waynes: Ruled out for Week 3

    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.
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  • Bengals' Trae Waynes: Doubtful for 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.
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  • Bengals' Trae Waynes: Officially out for Week 2

    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.
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  • Bengals' Trae Waynes: Not expected to play Week 2

    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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  • Bengals' Trae Waynes: Dealing with hamstring injury

    Coach Zac Taylor said Waynes (hamstring) is day-to-day, Ben Baby of ESPN.com reports. Waynes has been dealing with a hamstring injury for the majority of training camp, but he was able to partake in the Bengals' second preseason contest against Washington. However, it appears he suffered a setback this week and will likely be shut down until Week 1 of the regular season. When healthy, Waynes projects to be one of the Bengals' starting cornerbacks.
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  • Bengals' Trae Waynes: Dealing with injury again

    Waynes (leg) is not practicing Thursday, Ben Baby of ESPN.com reports. Waynes missed time due to a hamstring injury during the early portion of training camp, and he departed Wednesday's practice early due to an apparent right leg injury. He projects to handle a starting role at cornerback when healthy, so the Bengals may opt to give Waynes plenty of rest before the regular-season opener against Minnesota on Sept. 12.
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  • Bengals' Trae Waynes: Back from injury

    Waynes (hamstring) returned to action and logged 14 snaps in Friday's exhibtion matchup with Washington, Jay Morrison of The Athletic reports. Waynes was nursing a hamstring injury prior to the game. There was no word on him suffering any type of setback. He projects to start at cornerback opposite Chidobe Awuzie this season.
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  • Bengals' Trae Waynes: Won't play this season

    Coach Zac Taylor has ruled Waynes (pectoral) out for the rest of the 2020 season, Geoff Hobson of the Bengals' official site reports. Waynes has spent the entire 2020 campaign on IR, aside from a stint on the COVID-19 list, and he won't return for the final three games of the year. The 28-year-old is still under contract with the Bengals for at least another season, though his deal has a potential out after 2021, so it's in the team's best interest to ensure his recovery goes smoothly.
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  • Bengals' Trae Waynes: Likely going on IR

    Waynes (pectoral) is likely to go on injured reserve soon, Jay Morrison of The Athletic reports. Waynes will likely go on the IR-to-Return list, but the Bengals don't have to designate that now. This will give the Bengals a spot to exercise their top waiver claim this weekend, giving them their pick of all the players that were cut before the 53-man roster deadline without having to cut a player of their own.
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  • Vikings' Trae Waynes: Set to join Bengals

    The Bengals are signing Waynes to a three-year, $42 million deal, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports. The No. 11 overall pick in the 2015 NFL draft logged 58 tackles and a pick in 14 games with the Vikings last season. With Waynes set to join the Bengals' secondary, Paul Dehner Jr. of The Athletic suggests that Cincinnati may now elect to part ways with Dre Kirkpatrick.
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  • Vikings' Trae Waynes: Concludes 2019 with 58 tackles

    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.
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  • Vikings' Trae Waynes: Surprise inactive Sunday

    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.
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  • Vikings' Trae Waynes: Questionable for Week 10

    Waynes (ankle) is officially listed as questionable for Sunday's contest against the Cowboys. Waynes was limited in Wednesday's practice due to an ankle issue, then missed Thursday's session for reasons unrelated to injury, so his status is something of a question mark. If he's able to suit up Sunday night, Waynes will draw his usual start at cornerback.
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  • Vikings' Trae Waynes: Expected to play Week 15

    Coach Mike Zimmer said that he expects Waynes (concussion) to play against the Dolphins on Sunday, Andrew Krammer of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports. Waynes sustained a concussion during Monday's 21-7 loss to the Seahawks, and he appears to be progressing well in his recovery. The starting cornerback will need to clear the league-mandated concussion protocol before retaking the field, but he appears to be trending towards suiting up against the Dolphins.
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  • Vikings' Trae Waynes: Still not practicing

    Waynes (concussion) did not practice Friday, Ben Goessling of the Star Tribune reports. Waynes sustained a concussion during last week's loss to the Patriots, and he's yet to return to practice. It remains to be seen whether the 26-year-old will clear the league-mandated concussion protocol in time for Monday's tilt against the Seahawks.
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  • Vikings' Trae Waynes: Trending upwards for Monday

    Coach Mike Zimmer said he expects Waynes (concussion) to play Monday against the Seahawks, Chris Tomasson of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports. Waynes suffered the concussion last Sunday against the Patriots and was unable to practice Thursday. The positive outlook is a good sign, but the 26-year-old still must clear the league's concussion protocol before being allowed to suit up against Seattle.
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  • Vikings' Trae Waynes: Grabs first interception in win

    Waynes recorded three tackles and four passes defensed, including one interception, in Sunday's win over the Jets. Waynes' four passes defensed more than doubled his season total in the category, and his interception was his first of the year. His play is huge for the Vikings, who are down Mike Hughes (knee) for the season and may be without Xavier Rhodes (foot) in Week 8. Waynes will look to maintain his momentum against the Drew Brees-led Saints offense Sunday.
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