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.
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.
Waynes (ankle) is expected to play Sunday against the Cowboys, Chris Tomasson of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.
Waynes is officially listed as questionable and has been away from the team the last couple days due to a family issue, but he's still expected to be ready to go Sunday. Assuming he suits up, the 27-year-old will start at cornerback opposite Xavier Rhodes, per usual.
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.
Waynes (ankle) did not practice Thursday, Ben Goessling of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.
Waynes was limited in Wednesday's practice due to an ankle issue sustained Week 9, but Thursday's lack of participation doesn't appear to be related to his health. Coach Mike Zimmer said that he expects Waynes to play Sunday against the Cowboys, according to Chad Graff of The Athletic. It'll bode well for the starting cornerback's availability if he returns to practice in some capacity Friday.
Waynes had four tackles (four solo) and an interception in Sunday's 42-30 win over the Lions.
Matthew Stafford compiled 364 yards and four touchdowns against the Vikings on Sunday, but Waynes was able to secure his first interception of the season with about one minute to go, allowing the Vikings to finish the game with a few knee-downs. The 27-year-old has 28 tackles (27 solo) and five passes defensed in seven games.
Waynes had eight solo tackles in Sunday's 34-14 win over the Raiders.
The return of Mike Hughes saw Waynes play just 47 defensive snaps. He played 76 snaps on defense the week prior when Hughes was still inactive. Despite the dip in usage, Waynes turned in a solid performance versus Oakland, finishing Sunday's contest with the second-most tackles on the Vikings, trailing only linebacker Eric Wilson.
Waynes had three total tackles in Sunday's win over Atlanta.
Waynes started at left cornerback and played 63 of the defense's 74 snaps. He struggled in coverage, however, allowing completions of 5 of 6 passes targeted at his receiver, according to Pro Football Focus.
Waynes (concussion) was a full participant in Thursday's practice.
Waynes' full practice session comes following a report from Andrew Krammer of the Minneapolis Star Tribune that the fourth-year pro is expected to suit up against the Dolphins on Sunday. It remains to be seen whether Waynes has cleared the league-mandated concussion protocol, as he may still have to be cleared by an independent neurologist, but he appears on track to start 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.
Waynes (concussion) has been ruled out for Monday's game against Seattle.
It's a discouraging development after coach Mike Zimmer suggested Friday that Waynes would likely play. There's a chance Minnesota could be erring on the side of caution here. Regardless, Waynes' absence means the Vikings will lean on the likes of Holton Hill and Mackensie Alexander to get the job done opposite Xavier Rhodes.
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.
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.
Waynes (concussion) is ruled out for Sunday's game against the Patriots, Ben Goessling of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.
Waynes will not retake the field Week 13 and has entered the league-mandated concussion protocol. As long as the 2015 first-round pick remains sidelined, rookie Holton Hill will benefit from an increased workload.
Waynes is undergoing tests for a possible concussion Sunday, Ben Goessling of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.
Waynes has already been forced to miss time due to a concussion this season, so this news is certainly concerning. The 2015 first-round pick will likely need to clear concussion protocol before re-entering the game. As long as he's out, rookie Holton Hill could see an increased snap count.
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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