Waynes seemed like an outside possibility to play as a game-time decision after making his regular-season practice debut with the team this week. That idea lasted roughly 24 hours and guarantees Waynes will miss at least the first three games of the season.
While this might be the coaching staff taking every precaution possible so that Waynes can play in Thursday’s Week 4 contest against Jacksonville, he’s now missed all 19 games since signing a three-year deal worth $42 million a year ago.
Naturally, Bengals fans had some reactions to the news.
People gotta relax. If he practiced this week he’ll be back Thursday. There’s no need to rush him back with Diontae out as well https://t.co/LU07xL1l6a
— Jack 💥 (@Cincinneumeyer) September 25, 2021
Lot of money for a guy who has just been sitting for 19 games. https://t.co/e6O5b0qRY9
— Vance Meek (@vancemeek) September 25, 2021
lol wow. ben bout to pick on eli apple 🤦🏾♂️ https://t.co/pO3jj6voNS
— 6bTae 🏆 (@JohntaeM97) September 25, 2021
Wayne’s fighting for the title of biggest FA bust in Bengals history.
— Marshall McGillicutty (@Omnibuscc) September 25, 2021
Waynes could be the worst FA singing the Bengals have ever had. He and Antonio Bryant are neck and neck
— Max Power (@aicdirt) September 25, 2021
Same reason TJ Watt shouldn’t have played this week is the same reason Waynes shouldn’t have. https://t.co/uH0HxV70Ie
— DarthNoobSaibot (@DarthNoobSaibot) September 25, 2021
Can anyone confirm that Trae Waynes is a real person?
— Ryan Center (@Not_Ryan_Center) September 25, 2021
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