2014 NFL Draft: Top 10 DTs

This year’ draft class has wome talented defensive lineman across the board. Last week we gave you the top 10 defensive ends. This week we have ranked the top defensive tackles. Click here to see the list. Cincinnati Bengals The interior of the Cincinnati Bengals defensive line is arguably the strongest area of the teams defense. With Geno Atkins manning the middle of that defensive...
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Bengals coach Marvin Lewis signs 1-year extension

The Cincinnati Bengals announced Friday that they have extended head coach Marvin Lewis through the 2015 season. “Marvin has earned this commitment for the job he is doing,” said Bengals president Mike Brown in a news release. “We are one of only five teams to qualify for the playoffs the last three years, and our prospects are bright looking ahead. Marvin is driven to achieve...
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March 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Breaking down the NFL salary cap

The National Football League's 2014 league year begins at 4 p.m. today. It also begins the four-month period where the salary cap and a team's balance sheet gets more attention than the depth chart. When it comes to caponomics, there are a lot of misconceptions. Here are five key things to remember in respect to the cap, the Browns and the Bengals: NOT ALL TEAMS START AT...
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March 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Bengals, Andy Dalton to work on extension

The Cincinnati Bengals were unable to make noise in the playoffs last season, and Andy Dalton once again faltered under the spotlight. Many analysts and fans don’t believe that Dalton has what it takes to be a legitimate franchise quarterback, but that doesn’t appear to be the way that the Bengals look at things. Head coach Marvin Lewis said that the Bengals will not consider...
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February 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Will Geno Atkins be ready for training camp?

var ACE_AR = {Site: '898551', Size: '468060', CallType: 'IFRAME'}; Geno Atkins tore his ACL at the end of October 2013 and had surgery roughly three weeks later. Some Orthopedic surgeons believe that the knee needs about this much time for swelling (hemarthrosis) to decrease before performing surgery. In other cases i.e. Adrian Peterson, the surgery was...
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February 19, 2014  |  Discuss

The next Geno Atkins, Pitt Panthers Aaron Donald looking to impress at NFL Combine

Aaron Donald has always faced the adversity of being a smaller guy amongst the giants. Growing up he played fullback, but said defense was always near and dear to his heart. I rather give a punishment out than take it, laughed Donald talking about the transition from offense to defense. In 2013, Donald walked the winner of the Bronko Nagurski Trophy (Nation's Most Outstand...
February 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Full Court Press: SI’s Best Photos from Sochi Olympics, US Olympic Hockey Team Analysis, Leah Maree Hottie from Down Under

Click on this photo to see the SI Gallery SI is putting together a pretty awesome collection of photos from each day at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics. So far they get an A+ for their work. Check out the gallery and enjoy the Olympics. The Press Faceplant FAIL compilation for your enjoyment [BroSome] More US Olympic Hockey Team Analysis [BleacherReport] The Sexiest Social Media pics...
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February 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Geno Atkins expected to be ready at some point during training camp

Geoff Hobson of believes defensive tackle Geno Atkins will be ready to get back at the field at some point during training camp as he rehabs from ACL surgery. The 300-pound Atkins is coming back from major surgery for the first time, so there is some unknown. But his voracious commitment to the gym should get him through. The worst case is PUP, the physically unable to...
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February 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Zimmer's defenses succeed through team concept, not elite talent

Mike Zimmer's defenses, while ranking among the league's best, have never been defined by elite, big-name defenders. In his 14 years as a defensive coordinator, only two players have reached All-Pro status under Zimmer. Safety Roy Williams was an All-Pro once with Zimmer in Dallas, and defensive tackle Geno Atkins was an All-Pro for one year in Cincinnati. In his six seasons...
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January 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Bengals interested in impending free agent Darren McFadden

According to Paul Gutierrez of, the Cincinnati Bengals are expected to pursue impending free agent running back Darren McFadden this offseason. Bengals offensive coordinator Hue Jackson made it clear that he would be very interested in bringing McFadden in to be his running back. Jackson previously built the Raiders’ 2010-11 offense around the running game and McFadden...
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January 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Chargers-Bengals set for wild-card showdown

Despite an AFC North title and their third straight trip to the playoffs, the Cincinnati Bengals head into this weekend’s wild card game against the San Diego Chargers surrounded by doubt, and beyond simply chasing a Super Bowl, are in desperate need of a victory on Sunday for more than one reason. But facing a tough Chargers’ team with an offense capable of putting up big numbers...
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January 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Bengals' defense among best without hurt stars

(Eds: With AP Photos.) By JOE KAY AP Sports Writer Tackle Geno Atkins hasn't played the last six games. Cornerback Leon Hall has missed the last eight. Cornerback Terence Newman has been gone for the last two. One of the NFL's top defenses has missed its biggest playmakers for most of the second half of the season and somehow managed to stay among the league's best heading...
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December 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Cincinnati Bengals: Bye week evaluation

  The Cincinnati Bengals had a late bye week this season, and I think that is the best thing they could’ve asked for at this point. Sitting at 7-4 and atop the AFC North with five games left, the Bengals are in the best position they could ask for. However, injuries have been adding up on defense and the bye could not have come at a better time for them. After winning four in...
November 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Injury report: Cincinnati Bengals against Baltimore Ravens Week 10

Heading into their first matchup of the 2013 season, both the Cincinnati Bengals and Baltimore Ravens are dealing with a litany of injuries on the defensive side of the ball, and the list of players – especially the Bengals’ – is cause for concern as far as the talent that will be on the field. For Cincinnati, the biggest blow is Geno Atkins who tore his ACL last week against...
November 10, 2013  |  Discuss

Can Cincinnati Bengals’ overcome Geno Atkins’ injury?

As fans and the Cincinnati Bengals watched Pro Bowl defensive tackle Geno Atkins stay on the ground minutes before halftime in the Thursday night loss to the Miami Dolphins, I doubt there was a single person who said, “We’ll be fine.” But that’s the sentiment that the Bengals and head coach Marvin Lewis are believing as they found out that Atkins would be out the entire...
November 07, 2013  |  Discuss

Injury-forced shuffling nothing new for Zimmer

In his six seasons as the Bengals’ defensive coordinator, Mike Zimmer has seen his unit go through some significant runs of injuries. None of those, though, have resembled what has happened the past couple of weeks. Cornerback Leon Hall and defensive tackle Geno Atkins have been lost for the season while Rey Maualuga is likely out until after the bye week, so Zimmer knows he has...
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November 07, 2013  |  Discuss

Bengals adapt to life without Atkins

Geno Atkins was in the Bengals locker room briefly on Wednesday, moving slowly on crutches. He declined to answer questions about his torn knee ligament as he headed home. Still too painful to discuss. The Bengals (6-3) will try to maintain their lead in the AFC North without their best defensive lineman. Atkins, an All-Pro tackle last season, leads the team with six sacks. They...
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November 06, 2013  |  Discuss

Bengals place Geno Atkins on IR

The Cincinnati Bengals have announced that they’re placed defensive tackle Geno Atkins on season ending injured reserve. Roster moves: We have placed DT Geno Atkins on Injured Reserve and signed DT Christo Bilukidi, a 6th-round pick of the Raiders in 2012. — Cincinnati Bengals (@Bengals) November 4, 2013 Need NFL Tickets? Loading... ZergNet The post Bengals place...
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November 04, 2013  |  Discuss

Bengals Officially Place DT Geno Atkins On Season-Ending IR

The Cincinnati Bengals officially placed DT Geno Atkins on season-ending injured reserve with a torn ACL Monday. Bengals signed DL Christo Bilukidi to take his place on their active roster. Atkins went down with the ACL injury during the Bengals loss to the Miami Dolphins last Thursday. Atkins, 26, signed a huge six-year contract worth $56.423 million that includes $31 million...
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November 04, 2013  |  Discuss

Mick’s Picks: Three NFL Upsets To Watch For in Week 9

As we predicted, it was a tough week for underdogs last week with only the Giants and the Raiders pulling off upset wins. At least we had the Raiders who continued their dominance over the Steelers once again giving us a 1-2 split again, a trend that we will look to turn around this weekend. St. Louis, Dallas and Cleveland were the only other underdogs to even cover the spread last...
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November 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Atkins injury forces Bengals to adjust again

The brutality to football is an accepted fact. That acceptance doesn't make its reality easy. The Bengals lost All-Pro defensive tackle Geno Atkins Thursday night to a torn right anterior cruciate ligament during the second quarter of their 22-20 loss to the Miami Dolphins at Sun Life Stadium. Atkins planted his leg while attempting to fight through a block on what would be...
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November 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Injuries Plague Cincinnati Bengals

It wasn’t a very Happy Halloween Thursday night as the Cincinnati Bengals lost one of the best pass rushers in the NFL and the teams best defensive lineman in Geno Atkins due to injury. Late in the second quarter with 4:45 minutes to go, Atkins was underneath one of his teammates and a Dolphins ball carrier who was being tackled when his leg appeared to be caught up in the...
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November 01, 2013  |  Discuss

Geno Atkins out for season with torn ACL

Cincinnati Bengals defensive tackle Geno Atkins is out for the season with a torn ACL in his right knee. Coach Marvin Lewis and the Bengals confirmed the injury Friday.  All indications are that Atkins, a two-time Pro Bowler, injury is just season-ending and not career-threatening. Atkins could be ready for the Bengals first practice of training camp. “Between Robert (injured...
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November 01, 2013  |  Discuss

Bengals confirm Geno Atkins is done for the season with a torn ACL

Cincinnati Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis confirmed today that defensive tackle Geno Atkins suffering a torn ACL during Thursday night’s game against the Dolphins and is done for the season. Lewis confirms torn ACL of right knee for Atkins #Bengals — Joe Reedy (@joereedy) November 1, 2013 Losing Atkins could be the difference between the Bengals making a Super Bowl run or...
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November 01, 2013  |  Discuss

Bengals DT Atkins has torn ACL

An MRI test confirms that Bengals defensive tackle Geno Atkins has torn the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee, leaving the AFC North leaders without another star player on defense.
November 01, 2013  |  Discuss

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