The Bengals knew they wouldn’t have safety Jessie Bates (neck) and receiver Tee Higgins (shoulder) because of the quick turnaround to tonight’s game. They also won’t have cornerback Chidobe Awuzie (groin) and offensive lineman Xavier Su'a-Filo (knee).
Awuzie and Su’a-Filo were listed as doubtful Wednesday. Neither will play against the Jaguars as they are inactive.
Trae Waynes, Mike Hilton, Eli Apple, Brandon Wilson and Vonn Bell are expected to man the secondary. It will be Waynes’ debut with the Bengals. After signing a free-agent deal with Cincinnati in March of 2020, he missed all of last season with a pectoral injury.
Matthew Wright was elevated from the practice squad to kick tonight.