Just when the Cincinnati Bengals’ defense is rising, they get another boost.
Cornerback Trae Waynes, who signed a three year, $42 million deal with the team in the 2020 offseason but missed the entire year with a pectoral injury, will make his Bengals debut tomorrow, just in time for Joe Burrow’s faceoff with Trevor Lawrence and the Jacksonville Jaguars.
CB Trae Waynes (hamstring) was a full participant at today's walkthrough as he should make his Bengals debut tomorrow night in primetime.— Marisa Contipelli (@BengalsMarisa) September 29, 2021
Of course, the short week didn’t help the team when it comes to receiver Tee Higgins (shoulder) and safety Jessie Bates (neck), both of whom will miss the game.
That means that Bates’ streak of 51 straight games started to begin his career will come to an end. He ends up with the sixth-such start in franchise history.
With Jessie Bates being declared OUT vs Jacksonville his 51 consecutive start streak to begin his Bengals career will come to an end. 51 straight starts is the 6th most:— Marisa Contipelli (@BengalsMarisa) September 29, 2021
Bob Johnson – 94
Andy Dalton – 77
Dan Ross – 65
Russell Bodine – 64
Takeo Spikes – 52
Jessie Bates – 51
For more about the matchup, you can watch our video preview with USA Today’s James Johnson, who also hosts the Bleav in Jaguars podcast:
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As for the Jacksonville Jaguars, starting defensive end Roy Robertson-Harris (ankle) will miss the game. He has two sacks, two tackles for loss and four QB hits this season.
Primary kicker Josh Lambo (personal) will also miss the game, likely leaving practice squad player Matthew Wright to handle the kicking duties.