Trae Waynes getting second opinion on pectoral injury

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The Bengals (eventually) paid big money to land free agent cornerback Trae Waynes this offseason.

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.

7 responses to “Trae Waynes getting second opinion on pectoral injury

  1. It could’ve happen to any team but it is more probably with cheap teams as Bengals.

    You sign him earlier and let him prepare properly so it would become less probably this happens.

    It was not a great sign but paying him for not playing is much worse.

  2. Yikes, Jose, that’s a terrible take.

    Off-season programs were 100% virtual. Signing a contract would have zero impact on how Waynes works out on his own. Contract or not, he likely would have been doing the same activities.

    But the Bengals are cheap. They signed DJ Reader, Vonn Bell, Trae Waynes, and Mackenzie Alexander for peanuts.

  3. thewanderer says:
    August 11, 2020 at 2:13 pm
    Yikes, Jose, that’s a terrible take.

    Off-season programs were 100% virtual. Signing a contract would have zero impact on how Waynes works out on his own. Contract or not, he likely would have been doing the same activities.

    But the Bengals are cheap. They signed DJ Reader, Vonn Bell, Trae Waynes, and Mackenzie Alexander for peanuts.

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    Havent you heard he wasnt unsigned and he was not training like a normal uear to avoid an injury?

    Other teams looked for alternatives ti get their new players signed, not the bengals.

    But ey they spend one year so they are not cheap… you should check past free agency periods to make a call, not only one

  4. I couldn’t believe they gave Waynes that much money. That’s the going rate for free agent corners, I guess, but they would have been better off drafting one.

  5. I couldn’t believe they gave Waynes that much money. That’s the going rate for free agent corners, I guess, but they would have been better off drafting one.

    No, they needed Burrow and LBs early and this was not a CB draft that would yield a CB they could use right away in the mid to late rounds. They wanted experience and they let the experienced but not good enough CBs go. Trae’s injury is a hit but but not one that will likely last more than a few gamss.

  6. Waynes always seemed to be dinged up a bit with the Vikes, but never anything serious. He was significantly overpaid based upon what most Vikings fans have witnessed the last 4 years, but this Viking fan wishes him all the best with the Bengals.

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