Now, it could be some time before he returns to the field.
According to Tom Pelissero of NFL Network, Waynes is getting a second opinion on a pectoral injury. The fear at this point is that he could miss about two months, which would include the first month of the regular season.
That’s a blow to the Bengals, who rebuilt their secondary this offseason, with the former Vikings first-rounder a big part of the plan.
But since there was a delay in signing his three-year, $42 million deal until he got to the facility to take a physical, he was advised to limit his offseason workouts, rather than risking the money. Whether that’s a factor in this situation is unclear, but it’s still a difficult problem for a team in transition.