Bengals place Atkins on IR

Updated: November 4, 2013

Cincinnati, OH ( – The Cincinnati Bengals placed defensive
tackle Geno Atkins on injured reserve Monday and signed defensive tackle
Christo Bilukidi.

Atkins tore the ACL in his right knee during the first half of Thursday’s
overtime loss in Miami. He is the eighth Bengals player to go on IR this
season, with all eight coming on the defensive side of the ball.

The 25-year-old Georgia product had six sacks and 20 tackles in nine games
this season after leading all interior lineman last season with 12 1/2 sacks
while earning his second Pro Bowl selection.

Bilukidi, 23, registered one sack and five tackles in five games with the
Raiders this season before being released on Oct. 23.