Bengals ink Atkins to long-term extension

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Updated: September 2, 2013

Cincinnati, OH (Sports Network) – The Cincinnati Bengals signed All-Pro
defensive tackle Geno Atkins to a long-term extension, the team announced on
Monday.

Although terms of the deal were not disclosed, the Cincinnati Enquirer has
reported the two-time Pro Bowl selection will receive $55 million over five
years.

Atkins, the Bengals’ fourth round selection in the 2010 NFL Draft, recorded a
career-high 39 tackles and 12 1/2 sacks last season. He led all defensive
tackles in sacks.

The Georgia product has played in all 48 games since joining Cincinnati,
racking up 116 tackles and 23 sacks.