- Height / Weight
- 6'1" / 293 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- March 28, 1988 (30)
- 10th Season
- 2010 / Rd. 4 / Pk. 120 (CIN)
Cincinnati Bengals two-time All-Pro defensive tackle Geno Atkins signed a four-year contract extension on Tuesday. Atkins was heading into the final year of a five-year deal he signed in 2013. Atkins is an anchor on the team's defensive line and recorded 46 tackles and nine sacks in 2017. He's had at least nine sacks in each of the last three years for Cincy.
Cincinnati Bengals defensive tackle Geno Atkins and defensive end Carlos Dunlap getting contract extensions are the focus of the team, according to the Cincinnati Enquirer's Jim Owczarski. With at least 7.5 sacks each of the last five seasons, Dunlap has been something of a value on the five-year, $39 million extension he signed in 2013, so he will likely be looking for a raise. Dunlap will turn 29 at the end of February. 2018 will be the final year of a five-year, $53 million extension Atkins signed in 2013. The All-Pro has easily lived up to that deal, and he remained one of the best defenders in the league in 2017. His age -- he turns 30 in March -- could depress his value somewhat, but Atkins should be looking for at least $14 million a year on his next deal.
Cincinnati Bengals defensive tackle Geno Atkins (shoulder) practiced in a limited capacity on Thursday. Though the injury doesn't appear to be anything significant at this time, this is still alarming for both the team and fantasy owners. Atkins is having an efficient season and has recorded six tackles and three sacks thus far for a team where virtually nothing has gone right. His status is up in the air for week 3 against Green Bay and if he doesn't suit up, his presence will be surely missed. His official status for Sunday can be expected within the next few days.