DeAndre Hopkins | Arizona Cardinals

The Bengals will be without top cornerback Trae Waynes for most, if not all, of the season, as he underwent surgery to repair a torn pec.

Only two teams (Raiders, Dolphins) were worse on defense than the Bengals last season, according to Football Outsiders’ DVOA. Cincinnati signed Waynes to a three-year, $42 million deal this offseason and expected him to be a major force on the defensive side of the ball.


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More NFL Injury Notes

  • DeAndre Hopkins has missed several practices with a hamstring injury and while the injury doesn’t appear to be serious, it’s taking valuable reps away from him and his new QB Kyler Murray. ESPN’s Matthew Berry has the Cardinals‘ wideout as the No. 5 WR in PPR this season.
  • Eagles defensive lineman Javon Hargrave will miss a few weeks with a minor pectoral strain, Adam Schefter relays. Hargrave, who inked a three-year, $27 million deal with Philly during the offseason, isn’t likely to see much time on the field with his new team before the opener.
  • Cardinals CB Robert Alford will miss the entire 2020 NFL season with a torn pec, Rapoport tweets. Alford, who missed the 2019 season with a broken leg, was expected to compete for the starting spot opposite Patrick Peterson.