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Bengals, Atkins work out long-term deal


Anyone who has watched Hard Knocks knows that the Bengals really like defensive tackle Geno Atkins.  They’ve now put Mike Brown’s money where the coaches’ mouths are.

Per a league source, the Bengals and Atkins have agreed to terms on a five-year, $55 million deal extension.

The fourth-round pick in 2010, who was due to be an unrestricted free agent after the season, will earn $22 million over the next six months.  He’ll likewise get $31 million over the first three years.

The contract currently is believed to be the second highest in NFL history for a defensive tackle, behind only Haloti Ngata’s five-year, $61 million deal.

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30 Responses to “Bengals, Atkins work out long-term deal”
  1. ridnaway says: Sep 2, 2013 10:07 AM

    Who is this Bengals GM/Owner and what has he done with Mike Brown?!?!

  2. beltlessbuckler says: Sep 2, 2013 10:13 AM

    Who Dey!

  3. gorillapimpin says: Sep 2, 2013 10:14 AM

    Ok, when did Mike Brown start making smart decisions?

  4. nflofficeadmin says: Sep 2, 2013 10:17 AM

    Still not as good as Haynesworth. #Money4nothin&chicks4free

  5. jmason100 says: Sep 2, 2013 10:24 AM

    Best defensive lineman in the NFL that no one outside of Cincinnati knows much about. This guy is a monster and worth more than he got. The Bengals Front Office has been “getting it” for about 5 years now.

  6. natijim235 says: Sep 2, 2013 10:24 AM

    good for Geno – he is the best DT in the league

  7. patriotsdefense says: Sep 2, 2013 10:26 AM

    Wilfork got more guaranteed money with $25 million, but the totality of his deal was only worth $40 million.

    Ngata and Wilfork are better than Atkins at this stage, but Atkins is still a puppy. He’s 25/26. IMO, he’s better than the two other were at that young age.

  8. bengalizer says: Sep 2, 2013 10:31 AM

    Best move this organization has made in some time… and they have made some good moves in the last few seasons. ATKINS is a BEAST – great work ethic, humble and a genuine nice guy. WHO-DEY!!

  9. fruitcovejag says: Sep 2, 2013 10:36 AM

    Pay him later! Time to quit working and put it in cruise control for the rest of your career Geno. How many times have we seen this script?

  10. bengalsucker says: Sep 2, 2013 10:37 AM

    We now have 2 of the best d-linemen in the league. This defense is not one to be reckoned with. Who Dey!

  11. simonwelds says: Sep 2, 2013 10:43 AM

    We’ll when u agree to a TV show that promotes your best player every week who’s about to be a free agent, its gonna cost ya…..

  12. udontknowjaq says: Sep 2, 2013 10:43 AM

    hahahaha pathetic organization

  13. bishopbengals says: Sep 2, 2013 10:44 AM

    Great deal for the team and a great deal for Geno. A win for both sides.

  14. ch0rn says: Sep 2, 2013 10:51 AM

    The Bears are going to find out what Kyle Long is really made of really quick when he matches up against this dude week 1.

  15. pskotte says: Sep 2, 2013 10:52 AM

    Atkins is better than Ngata and settled for less money. Bengals got a good deal on this.

  16. samoanjungle says: Sep 2, 2013 11:24 AM

    The Bengals got a bargain. Kudos to Geno for not killing the cap room by demanding more.
    Please stay healthy Geno.

  17. runtheball says: Sep 2, 2013 12:44 PM

    What’s not to like about a 6’1 300 lb DT with almost no body fat? The bengals may regret this once the HGH testing kicks in.

  18. mrlaloosh says: Sep 2, 2013 12:47 PM

    Fairley & Suh are both better. No contest.

  19. raiderapologist says: Sep 2, 2013 12:53 PM

    bengalsucker says:
    Sep 2, 2013 10:37 AM

    This defense is not one to be reckoned with.
    Well, YOU said it.

  20. nflcinbengals says: Sep 2, 2013 1:13 PM

    Love this team!!

  21. coachbeck says: Sep 2, 2013 2:09 PM

    Lol there is no defensive tackle better

  22. bengalguy says: Sep 2, 2013 2:13 PM

    Hey mrlaloosh……cmon dude! Seriously???

  23. natijim235 says: Sep 2, 2013 2:32 PM

    i want what mrlaloosh is smokin’

  24. spedman24 says: Sep 2, 2013 2:55 PM

    This guy is a loser

  25. bengalsguy55 says: Sep 2, 2013 3:17 PM

    Great Signing!

  26. jbro3169 says: Sep 2, 2013 3:22 PM

    Fairly and Such are both better?? Have you watched this guy?

  27. cynicalbengalsfan says: Sep 2, 2013 3:30 PM

    Cheaper than I thought it would be.

  28. dukeblue12 says: Sep 2, 2013 3:34 PM

    Smart move by Cincy. Atkins is fast becoming (if not already) the best DT in the league. Funny part is that if not for Hard Knocks, the average NFL fan would have no idea who he is. Looking forward to the Browns-Bengals matchups this season.

  29. monsterofyourgirlsmidway says: Sep 2, 2013 4:51 PM

    Kyle Long will be alright.. Can’t wait til Sunday!!

  30. whodey420 says: Sep 2, 2013 5:19 PM

    mrlaloosh has been pinching out of Fairley’s stash!!

    I’d take Geno and Domata over Fairley and Suh any day of the week and TWICE on Sunday when it really counts!!

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