Bengals get fourth-rounder Atkins under contract

According to Aaron Wilson of the Carroll County Times, the Bengals have agreed to a four-year rookie contract with fourth-round pick Geno Atkins.  Atkins reportedly received a $472,000 signing bonus, bringing the net worth of the deal to $2.262 million.

A defensive tackle out of Georgia, Atkins didn’t make our top-15 prospects at the position because he lost his starting job late in his college career.  He was an underachiever for the Bulldogs after flashing dominant ability as a sophomore.  Atkins’ motor runs hot and cold, so he should benefit from playing in a rotation with the Bengals.
A one-gap penetrator, Atkins will battle Jonathan Fanene and Pat Sims for snaps behind projected Cincinnati starters Domata Peko and Tank Johnson.

13 responses to “Bengals get fourth-rounder Atkins under contract

  1. yep, that is good stuff right there!
    Breaking news that Florio and the boys didn’t get yet:
    WR Chad Ochocinco Tweeted early on Monday that he got in a fight with a bouncer at a New York City club who was a Jets fan, only to tweet later in the day that it was all a joke. “That’s the power of twitter,” he tweeted. “That was all a joke last night.” Ochocinco wouldn’t answer questions from reporters about the hoax while coaching a basketball team at Harlem’s Rucker Park on Monday afternoon, according to ESPN.
    (Yahoo! Sports)

  2. Fanene is a DE, DT’s are Atkins, Peko, Johnson, Sims. Rhino, way to rep, just another stillerz troll. Week 6 can’t come fast enough.

  3. @whodeysood5, Z-fense, that’s pretty good. I will now refer to the unit as Z-fense or the Z. Another top 10 finish for the Bengals Z this year.

  4. RhinoSteel56- Still feeling the pain of the beatings from last year or what? Don’t worry, if you forgot how they felt, we’ll remind you soon enough. Ben is going to be on his back a lot when he plays us. Hopefully he’ll able to keep his little friend in hiding too.

  5. BengalsDouche2 says:
    July 16, 2010 2:05 PM
    RhinoSteel56- Still feeling the pain of the beatings from last year or what? Don’t worry, if you forgot how they felt, we’ll remind you soon enough. Ben is going to be on his back a lot when he plays us. Hopefully he’ll able to keep his little friend in hiding too.
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    Once again, congratulations on the greatest season in Bengals history.

  6. I’m aware that Fanene plays both slots, he is however, listed as a DE and I like to take whatever shots I can at Flobeeo, haven’t you ever noticed his thinly veiled disdain for Cincinnati Football?
    Maddog, awwwww, did you need a tissue too? The comment wasn’t even a relevant stab dude. Just another Stillerz troll.

  7. Maddog- not sure you who root for but it has to be someone in our division. lol still butthurt about something. I never said it was our greatest season ever. It wasn’t at all. But it was a pleasant surprise to have a winning season and it definitely looks like it’s going to carry over into this season. Don’t hate. I just love it how normally Ravens/Steelers fans are always talking smack about how bad we were. We come out and sweep them last year and they’re all butthurt so they call it a fluke. I guess not thinking clearly that our defense and offense have only improved from last year. It’s going to be yet another year where Steelers and Ravens fans go walking away from the game with us with their tail tucked whining like b!tches.

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