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4 available veterans the Bengals could sign to fill in for Trae Waynes

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - SEPTEMBER 08: Trumaine Johnson #22 of the New York Jets celebrates a safety against the Buffalo Bills during the third quarter at MetLife Stadium on September 8, 2019 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. Buffalo defeats New York 17-16. (Photo by Brett Carlsen/Getty Images)
EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - SEPTEMBER 08: Trumaine Johnson #22 of the New York Jets celebrates a safety against the Buffalo Bills during the third quarter at MetLife Stadium on September 8, 2019 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. Buffalo defeats New York 17-16. (Photo by Brett Carlsen/Getty Images) /
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After an injury to cornerback Trae Waynes, the Bengals may have to hit the open market for a veteran to fill his void in the secondary.

Well, it didn’t take long for the Cincinnati Bengals to lose a player to their first major injury of the season. After the newly acquired cornerback Trae Waynes suffered a torn pec and underwent surgery to repair it, he is expected to miss the majority of the season. This is a big loss for a team that went out of their way to revamp their secondary in free agency.

The next man up on the Bengals’ roster is third-year player Darius Phillips. While Phillips is more than deserving of a chance after leading the team in interceptions last season, the front office may want to bring in a veteran presence just in case.

Fortunately for the Bengals, there are still some solid free agent corners available. They may not be willing to break the bank on someone like Logan Ryan, but there are four players on the open market who could be worth taking a look at. After the front office brought in veteran defensive tackle Mike Daniels last week, it wouldn’t be surprising to see them do it again at cornerback.

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