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Geno Atkins to make preseason debut on Sunday night


One of the NFL most disruptive defensive tackles will reportedly return to the playing field on Sunday night.

Bengals lineman Geno Atkins, who hasn’t appeared in a game since suffering an ACL tear on October 31, is slated to play in Cincinnati’s exhibition at Arizona, coach Marvin Lewis said Friday, according to Paul Dehner Jr. of the Cincinnati Enquirer.

“He’s had a great couple weeks of practice. He looks like Geno. I’ve been impressed,” Lewis said Friday, according to the Enquirer.

The 26-year-old Atkins has recorded 29 sacks in four NFL seasons, including a career-best 12.5 in 2012. The Bengals signed him to a five-year, $55 million contract last September.

Sunday’s Bengals-Cardinals game will air at 8 p.m. Eastern on NBC’s Sunday Night Football.

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16 Responses to “Geno Atkins to make preseason debut on Sunday night”
  1. crownofthehelmet says: Aug 22, 2014 1:31 PM

    Welcome back Geno. It’ll be great seeing Pouncey & friends man-handle you again.

  2. thepftpoet says: Aug 22, 2014 1:32 PM

    Geno Atkins is a beast….with Mike Zimmer.

    That’s the key, Mike Zimmer is one of the greatest defensive coordinators ever (and soon to be best head coach ever) and that’s why Geno thrived so much.

    His scheme is so above everyone elses, they Geno dominated because he was a product of the system.

    With the talent that Sharrif Floyd has in Zimmer’s defense, he will thrive even more, and claim his stake at being the DT in the NFL.

    And yes I said it.

    Sharrif Floyd with be the best DT in the NFL this year.

  3. rutchaser says: Aug 22, 2014 1:32 PM

    Hope he’s the same as he was before the injury.

  4. flash1287 says: Aug 22, 2014 1:45 PM

    Who cares, they still have the red pop gun at QB.

    They will be bounced in the first round, again!

  5. coachbeck says: Aug 22, 2014 1:46 PM

    Geno Sacks !!!!!!!!

  6. thegenoatkinsdiet says: Aug 22, 2014 1:50 PM

    Mr. Palmer, allow me to re-introduce you to Mr. Atkins.

  7. bengalsucker says: Aug 22, 2014 1:56 PM

    Best d-lineman in the league. can’t wait to watch this line beat up on people this year. This Cincy D is scary good. Now if only their corners and safeties can be as good as the front 7.

  8. mikebrownistheworstownerinprosports says: Aug 22, 2014 2:13 PM

    The closest thing to Warren Sapp in the NFL right now.

  9. mzitt18 says: Aug 22, 2014 2:25 PM

    The big dog needs to eat…he hungry.

  10. sellout1983 says: Aug 22, 2014 2:31 PM

    “Crap”- the other 31 team

  11. mikebrownfeedsondreams says: Aug 22, 2014 2:37 PM

    Last years #3 defense(even without him for half the season) is about to get the best DT in the league back? This defense could be scary good. Can’t wait to see him out there again!

  12. cincy85 says: Aug 22, 2014 2:53 PM

    best DT in football. welcome back Geon. Who Dey!!!

  13. cincy85 says: Aug 22, 2014 2:54 PM

    wow i called him Geon lol

  14. bonniebengal says: Aug 22, 2014 5:09 PM

    We had the #3 defense WITHOUT Geno and Leon Hall. Think about that.

  15. thegenoatkinsdiet says: Aug 22, 2014 5:50 PM

    Certain fans have forgotten that 5 of Atkins’ 29 sacks have come against the Steelers… most against any team. (And that doesn’t count all of the sacks logged by Dunlap and Johnson because BR was running from Atkins.) So yes, please keep “man-handling” him just the way you have been.

  16. shovelhunter says: Aug 24, 2014 2:40 PM

    Crownofhelmet i actually liked that bc its hilarious.

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