Roster Update: We've re-signed CB Torry McTyer to the active roster, and placed CB Trae Waynes on the Reserve/Injured list. pic.twitter.com/eyzmXmqV2c
— Cincinnati Bengals (@Bengals) September 7, 2020
Waynes suffered a torn pectoral during training camp that will keep him out a sizable portion of the 2020 season. He’ll be eligible to return after three weeks but there’s a good chance his recovery will last longer.
Waynes was one of Cincinnati’s biggest free-agent additions this offseason, so not having him until October would be a major blow to the defense.
Waynes, 27, is a former first-round pick out of Michigan State by the Vikings in the 2015 NFL Draft. He was entering the final year of his four-year, $12.944 million rookie contract when the Vikings picked up his fifth-year option.
Waynes made a base salary of $9,069,000 for the 2019 season under his fifth-year option and was testing the open market as an unrestricted free agent for the first time in his NFL career when he signed a three-year, $42 million deal with the Bengals.
In 2019, Waynes appeared in 14 games for the Vikings and recorded 58 tackles, one interception, two forced fumbles, a recovery and eight pass defenses.