Cincinnati shifted safety Ricardo Allen to injured reserve due to hand and hamstring injuries suffered during the Week 1 win over Minnesota. It elevated wideout Trenton Irwin to the 53-man roster and signed veteran safety Sean Davis to his spot on the practice squad.
On paper, this could signal Irwin will take over punt returns so that corner Darius Phillips can help out in the secondary with Allen out.
Waynes was already announced as out for Week 2. Allen’s stint on injured reserve could be as short as three weeks due to league rules.