The Cincinnati Bengals announced their inactive list ahead of the team’s Week 1 game against the Minnesota Vikings.
- CB Trae Waynes
- CB Nick McCloud
- OL D’Ante Smith
- OL Fred Johnson
- DT Tyler Shelvin
No big surprises on the list. Bengals coach Zac Taylor had ruled out Waynes, the No. 1 corner who missed all of last year, this past Monday. That he’s not on IR suggests they think he’ll be back soon.
Waynes was the only blemish on the injury report all week, which would explain why the team didn’t make any call-ups from the practice squad. As injuries start to occur over the course of the season, the team will surely make call-ups from the 16-man squad when necessary.