According to an NFL Network report, Vance is seeking a second opinion on the injury and could be out for up to two months.
If that timetable is accurate, it would be a major setback for the team that expects Waynes to be an important part of its rehabbed defense. This offseason, the Bengals signed a $ 42 million three-year contract to Waynes. Vance was a marquee deal for the franchise at defensive tackle, as well as DJ Reeder (four years, $ 53 million) for free agency.
In July, Wires’ agent, Brian Murphy, told Sports Illustrated that he advised Waynes not to do any football this offers while he was waiting to sign his $ 15 million bonus. Reportedly, Bengals withheld payment until he was able to come to the building in late July, physical to the person in the rest of the team.
“Obviously, there is no physical activity there, and he really wants to be in the best shape of life, so he can play the best football of his life,” Murphy told the news outlet. “But because of the Bengals decision, he can’t do it.”
Waynes, a first-round pick in the 2015 draft, spent his first five seasons with the Minnesota Vikings. Last season, Waynes made 14 starts and tallied one interception, eight pass deflections, and two forced domes.