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The Bengals have signed defensive tackle Geno Atkins to a five-year contract extension, locking up one of their best defensive players through 2018.
The All-Pro tackle, a fourth-round pick in 2010, was entering the final year on his original deal. He made the Pro Bowl each of the last two seasons. Atkins had 12 1/2 sacks last season, the most by any interior lineman in the NFL.
Cincinnati has spent more than $180 million since the end of last season keeping their team intact. The Bengals have reached the playoffs each of the last two seasons as a wild card, only to lose to Houston in the first round.
Atkins is the 12th Bengals player to get either a new contract or an extension since the end of last season.
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It was apparent before the preseason even began that the Cincinnati Bengals were interested in keeping the defensive core that ranked fifth best in the NFL last season. After signing DE Carlos Dunlap to an extension and using the franchise tag on DE Michael Johnson, the possibility of the Bengals reaching an agreement with Atkins greatly improved.
That possibility became reality...
Great things come to those who wait, and Geno Atkins is a prime example of that saying. He waiting patiently and finally got the money he deserved.
NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport reported that Atkins and the Bengals have agreed to a five-year $55 million deal with $22 million of it coming to Atkins in the first six months.
Atkins was slated to earn only $1.4 million during the last...
Geno Atkins was patient, and finally got his money.
Ian Rapoport is reporting that Atkins and the Bengals have agreed to a five year $55 million deal, with Atkins earning $22 million in the first six months.
Details on the extension between Geno Atkins and the Bengals: It's 5 years, 55M. Will earn w earn $22M in the first 6 months
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) September 2, 2013...
An underlying theme throughout training camp and the preseason has been if the Bengals would be able to agree to an extension with Geno Atkins. With the regular season set to begin on Sunday in Chicago both sides have agreed to a deal according to a league source.
The five year $55 million deal would be second among defensive tackles in terms of average per year at $11 million per...
Joe Reedy was the first to report that the Cincinnati Bengals have reached an agreement with Pro Bowl DT Geno Atkins on a five-year contract extension.
Atkins’ contract is for a total value of $55 million.
He’ll make $31 million in the first three years of his new deal.
Atkins is likely to carry a $7 million cap figure in 2013 and a $9.3 million cap figure next season. ...
According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the Cincinnati Bengals have signed Pro Bowl defensive tackle Geno Atkins to a five-year, $55 million extension.
Bengals DT Geno Atkins and Cincinnati agreed to a five-year, $55 million extension, per ESPn source.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) September 2, 2013
Atkins is truly a monster. He had 53 tackles, 12.5 sacks and 4 forced fumbles...
Bengals defensive tackle Geno Atkins has agreed to a five-year, $55 million contract extension. SOURCE: Joe Reedy, Cincinnati EnquirerFantasy Spin:It's the second-largest contract for a defensive tackle in NFL history. The raise is a well-deserved one as Atkins (12.5 sacks in 2012) was half a sack away from tying Eddie Edwards' team record last season. He's been named...
It is a 5 year $55 million contract extension.
Per league source, Bengals and Geno Atkins have agreed to an extension
— Joe Reedy (@joereedy) September 2, 2013
The Bengals have agreed to a five-year, $55 million extension with All-Pro DT Geno Atkins, FOX Sports NFL Insider Mike Garafolo confirms.
The deal, which includes $22 million over the next six months, is the second most lucrative for a defensive tackle in NFL history. The Ravens' Haloti Ngata received a five-year, $61 million extension in 2001.
Atkins, who was taken in the...
News and Notes
Bengals sign DT Geno Atkins to five-year, $55 million extension (per @AdamSchefter)
Geno’s contract extension doesn’t have any fantasy impact, but it does provide an excuse to talk about how good Cincinnati’s defense is. They finished 5th in fantasy points last year, and they were the 3rd best defense according to ProFootballFocus.com’s grades. They were...
When the Chicago Bears rookie lineman Kyle Long looks up on the line of scrimmage Sunday, there is a good chance he will see Geno Atkins staring back.
Long has done more than enough to earn the start at right guard in week one, but the level of competition he faced in the preseason was below average. In roughly three quarters against the starting defenses for San Diego and Oakland...
Best defensive tackle in the league. Nice investment by the Bengals. Bengals DT Geno Atkins and Cincinnati agreed to a five-year, $55 million extension, per ESPn source. — Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) September 2, 2013
The Cincinnati Bengals signed defensive tackle Geno Atkins to a five-year contract extension Monday worth $55 million.
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