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Bengals officially place Geno Atkins on IR, sign Christo Bilukidi

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The Bengals lost defensive tackle Geno Atkins for the season to a torn ACL last Thursday and they officially moved him off their active roster on Monday.

Atkins has been placed on injured reserve, where he will remain for the rest of the season as he begins moving down the road back from his serious knee injury. Any kind of timetable is meaningless at this point because Atkins just suffered the injury, but the Bengals are surely hopeful that he’ll be ready to go in time for training camp.

The Bengals will replace Atkins on the roster with defensive tackle Christo Bilukidi. Bilukidi was a sixth-round pick in Oakland last year and was waived last month when the Raiders claimed defensive end/linebacker Martez Wilson off of waivers from the Saints. Bilukidi had five tackles in five games this year.

Atkins is the eighth member of the Bengals defense to wind up on injured reserve so far this season. If that number keeps going up, the Bengals will have a hard time remaining in front of the AFC North.

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10 Responses to “Bengals officially place Geno Atkins on IR, sign Christo Bilukidi”
  1. doctorrustbelt says: Nov 4, 2013 12:30 PM

    REMEMBER THIS: Seattle, Indianapolis, New Orleans, and Denver are one injury away from being a non-factor

  2. idonthavethebloodyoucrave says: Nov 4, 2013 12:33 PM

    Was a fun player to watch. Hope he has a full recovery so he can continue his career at his previous play level or better. Get well soon.

  3. bengalsucker says: Nov 4, 2013 12:39 PM

    2 of those 8 are 2 of the most important guys on this defense. Our #1 corner (Leon Hall) and now, arguably are #1 D-lineman. If Zimmer can keep this D at a top 10 level, he’s a genius. Judging by how Tannehill threw all over them last Thursday, I’m a bit worried.

  4. bengalsucker says: Nov 4, 2013 12:40 PM

    I should say the way Miami ran all over them (even before Atkins got hurt) also worries me.

  5. thegenoatkinsdiet says: Nov 4, 2013 12:58 PM

    Let’s see what this guy’s got once he has been through the Mike Zimmer School of Defense. We’d love for him to be the DT version of Wallace Gilberry.

  6. joemammy says: Nov 4, 2013 1:03 PM

    Move over, Cincy. You’re still the weak sister of the Ohio NFL family. Your fight is with the Ravens for second place in the North.

    This is CLEVELAND’s year! Step aside…

  7. whodeytn says: Nov 4, 2013 1:51 PM

    Move over, Cincy. You’re still the weak sister of the Ohio NFL family. Your fight is with the Ravens for second place in the North.

    This is CLEVELAND’s year! Step aside…

    =======
    LOL

  8. doctorrustbelt says: Nov 4, 2013 1:55 PM

    Miami was on their best behavior and worked hard in practice all week after coming off a close loss and under company and public scrutiny over the Jonathan Martin case.

  9. johnnyb1976 says: Nov 4, 2013 2:54 PM

    Last I checked Cleveland is just 4-5 with Jason Campbell as their QB…. The brown train is wrecking in slow motion. Just another year at the factory of sadness.

  10. cincyfan0890 says: Nov 4, 2013 4:54 PM

    What no update about the NFL voiding Bilukidi’s contract?..

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