CINCINNATI – Bengal corner defender Trae Waynes may be in bad shape for a while after suffering a blood sector injury during Monday’s practice, a source confirmed to ESPN.
According to a report from the NFL Network, Waynes is seeking a second opinion on the injury and could be out for up to two months.
If that schedule is correct, it will be a big blow for a team that expected Waynes to be a key part of his remodeled defense. This season, the Bengalis signed Waynes on a three-year, $ 42 million contract. Waynes, along with the addition of the DJ Reader defense (four years, $ 53 million) were marquee deals for franchise during the free agency.
In July, Brian Murphy, Waynes’ agent, told Sports Illustrated that he advised Waynes not to coach football this season while he waited to receive his $ 15 million signing bonus. According to the report, the Bengalis held payments until he managed to enter the building in late July with the rest of the person physics team.
“Obviously, there is no physical activity out there, and he really would like to be in the best shape of [his] life, so he can play the best football of his life, “Murphy told the newspaper. But because of Bengal’s decision, he can not do that. “
Waynes, a first-round pick in the 2015 draft, spent his first five seasons with the Minsk Vikings. Last season, Waynes made 14 starts and lasted one eavesdropping, eight passing deviations and two forced fouls.