The Bengals know they’re going to be without Trae Waynes for several months, so they cleared a roster spot while holding out some hope he could return.
The team announced that Waynes had been placed on injured reserve, and they filled his spot on the 53-man roster with Torry McTyer.
Waynes will miss “multiple months” because of the pectoral injury suffered early in camp. There’s a chance he could return at some point this year, so waiting until now to put him on IR leaves that door open.
The Bengals signed the former Vikings corner to a three-year, $42 million contract this offseason as part of their defensive overhaul.
McTyer was released over the weekend, but likely knew this was going to happen considering Waynes’ condition.