4 Bengals who don’t deserve another season in 2022

Leigh Oleszczak
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1. Trae Waynes

Surprise, surprise. I feel like Trae Waynes tops a lot of these negative articles and can you blame me for putting him at the top? Waynes signed a massive three-year $42 million deal in the 2020 offseason and was a special teams contributor by the end of his second season. Yeah, not ideal.

Waynes struggled to stay healthy and when he was finally able to return to the field this season (he missed all of 2020 due to injury), he wasn’t effective. He barely played in the Super Bowl except on special teams. That’s not what Cincy paid him all of that dough for.

The Bengals had no way of knowing that Waynes was going to be this disappointing but the fact of the matter is that he stunk it up… a lot. Cincinnati can save over $10 million by cutting Waynes and it’s a decision that is imminent.

Trae Waynes cannot — and will not — be on the Cincinnati Bengals’ roster in 2022. If he is, this organization has made a terrible mistake.

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Which Bengals do you think shouldn’t be on the roster when the 2022 season begins?