Bengals Roster: 4 players you might have forgotten about this season

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2. Trae Waynes

Speaking of three-year deals that haven’t panned out, Trae Waynes might be the worst free-agent signing in Cincinnati Bengals history.

The stripes signed Waynes to a three-year contract worth $42 million in the 2020 offseason and Waynes has gone on to play in a whopping two games. Two! He’s struggled to stay healthy and his track record in Cincinnati is proof of that. Even in the two games he did appear in this season, he wasn’t worth what the organization is paying him.

Waynes didn’t have an injury history in Minnesota, so the Bengals front office had no way of knowing the deal would turn out this badly but due to the guy never being on the field, casual fans have forgotten about him.

The only reason I didn’t put Waynes at No. 1 is for those who pay a little more attention. Waynes has now become known for not being available. That’s his thing. That’s not something any player should want to be known for, but at least for Waynes, he earned a nice payday out of it.

Fans shouldn’t expect to see Waynes back next year and honestly — Some might not even notice he ever left because they totally forgot about him.