Bengals release veteran CB to save cap space

Cincinnati Bengals cornerback Trae Waynes (26) waits for a drill during an OTA practice at the...
Cincinnati Bengals cornerback Trae Waynes (26) waits for a drill during an OTA practice at the Paul Brown Stadium practice field in downtown Cincinnati on Tuesday, June 1, 2021.(Sam Greene/The Enquirer)
Published: Mar. 21, 2022 at 4:16 PM EDT
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CINCINNATI (WXIX) - The Bengals released veteran cornerback Trae Waynes on Monday in a move that will save them $10.8 million in cap space.

Waynes, who signed a three-year, $42 million deal in 2020, started only four regular-season games for Cincinnati in his two seasons with the team.

The defensive back was drafted in No. 11 overall in 2015 by the Minnesota Vikings.

While Waynes won’t be back in 2022, cornerback Eli Apple is returning to the Bengals.

Apple and the Bengals came to an agreement on March 17 for a one-year, $4 million deal, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter.

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