Bengals injury report: Trae Waynes only blemish ahead of Week 1 vs. Vikings

By Chris Roling

Good news — the Cincinnati Bengals only have one name on the first injury report of the season before the team plays the Minnesota Vikings in Week 1.

Bad news — it’s No. 1 corner Trae Waynes.

Bengals head coach Zac Taylor had already ruled out Waynes for Week 1, so his name showing up on the injury report as a DNP wasn’t exactly a shock.

What was surprising was an otherwise blank sheet. Even rookie center Trey Hill didn’t show up on the report despite a hip injury he’s battling.

If the Bengals are lucky, they’ll stay this healthy for the rest of the week and hit the opener at relatively full strength. Waynes is a big loss against a Justin Jefferson-led passing attack, but the fewer names on the reports this year, the better.


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