Bengals defensive back Trae Waynes has not taken physical

New Cincinnati Bengals cornerback Trae Waynes has not collected his signing bonus yet as he has not met with the team's doctors for his official physical.

What It Means:

Waynes is due $15 million as a signing bonus, but will only receive that check when he meets with the team doctors and passes his physical. Waynes missed two games in each of the past two seasons with injuries, and is reportedly taking every precaution to avoid injuring himself this offseason.

A former first round pick of the Minnesota Vikings, Waynes has had an up-and-down career to date. While he took over as a starting cornerback opposite veteran Xavier Rhodes back in 2017, he was arguably the weakest link in that secondary last season, allowing a 74% completion rate when targeted. The addition of Waynes should help the Bengals defense, but numberFire still projects the team to allow the second-most points against in the league in 2020.