• by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com

    Bengals DT Geno Atkins looking like his old self

    Bengals defensive tackle Geno Atkins only had three sacks a year ago. Having had to spend much of last offseason rehabbing a torn ACL, Atkins wasn't able to look like his old self during the 2014 regular season. However, Atkins has looked much improved in OTAs, at least according to Bengals defensive line coach Jay Hayes. "Scary," Hayes said, via the Bengals' official team site. "It's scary how fast and explosive he is right now. I think he has the confidence that he has his legs under him. He feels like he did." In 2012, Atkins recorded a career-best 12 1/2 sacks. Defensive coordinator Paul Guenther believes Atkins could be on his way back to that level. "He looks as good as any guy we've got on our team. On the defensive side at least," Guenther said. "He's real explosive. He looks strong. He looks as good as he's ever had. I'm proud of the way he's come back. He gives us a huge boost. Huge. You're talking about one of the elite players in the league."

  • by Michael Hurcomb | Fantasy Writer

    Bengals DT Geno Atkins named to third Pro Bowl

    Bengals defensive tackle Geno Atkins was named to the Pro Bowl roster Friday. It will be his third Pro Bowl appearance. Atkins totaled 34 tackles (20 solo) and three sacks in 16 games in 2014.

  • by Larry Hartstein | Senior Analyst

    Bengals DC: Geno Atkins was 'just a guy' this season

    Bengals defensive coordinator Paul Guenther said the team will look for a pass-rushing defensive tackle if Geno Atkins doesn't recover his past form. Atkins struggled coming off ACL surgery, recording 34 tackles, three sacks and a forced fumble while playing every game. "We need to get him back to where he was when he was one of the best three techniques in the game," Guenther told the team's website. "This year he was just three technique No. 20. He was just a guy out there. We need to get him back where he was a game wrecker inside." Atkins, 26, is signed through 2018 and is set to make $5.7 million next season. He had 26.5 sacks from the start of the 2011 season until tearing his ACL in Week 9 of the 2013 season.

  • by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com

    Report: Bengals DT Atkins hyperextends knee Thursday

    Bengals defensive tackle Geno Atkins sustained a slight hyperextension of his surgically repaired knee Thursday night against Cleveland, per NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport, who is further reporting that it's not considered serious. Atkins left the game with the knee issue, but has started every game this season.

  • by R.J. White | CBSSports.com

    Bengals DT Geno Atkins injures knee, expected to return

    Bengals defensive tackle Geno Atkins injured his right knee in Thursday's game against the Browns, but he is expected to return to action, the team announced. Atkins blew by an interior lineman for a tackle-for-loss early in the game but had been otherwise quiet before suffering the injury.

  • by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer

    Geno Atkins' feet don't keep him down

    Bengals defensive lineman Geno Atkins, who was limited in practice leading up to the game with a foot issue, is active for Week 2 against Atlanta. He was listed as probable on Friday's injury report. Atkins missed the final seven games last year with a torn ACL. He had one tackle in Week 1.

  • by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com

    Bengals release Friday injury report

    The Bengals have again ruled out wide receiver Marvin Jones, this time for the Week 2 clash against Tennessee. The team lists halfback Rex Burkhead (knee) and linebacker Sean Porter (hamstring) as doubtful. Linebacker Vontaze Burfict (concussion) is questionable while defensive tackle Geno Atkins (feet), cornerback Darqueze Dennard (hip) and defensive end Carlos Dunlap (hamstring) are probable.

  • by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com

    Geno Atkins makes little impact in return

    Bengals defensive lineman Geno Atkins had a quiet return from injury in Week 1 against the Ravens, in a 23-16 win Sunday. Atkins, who missed seven games a year ago after tearing his ACL, had just one tackle in his return to action, and did not get to the quarterback in the game. Afterwards he had to be carted off the field, but was just dealing with dehydration, according to coach Marvin Lewis. Atkins played 49 of 88 defensive players for the Bengals.

  • by Larry Hartstein | Senior Analyst

    Geno Atkins might play Sunday, good to go for season opener

    Bengals defensive tackle Geno Atkins, who's coming back from a torn ACL, participated in team drills Wednesday and convinced defensive coordinator Paul Guenther he's ready to play a couple series Sunday at Arizona, reports the team's website. Whether or not Atkins plays Sunday, coach Marvin Lewis said the two-time Pro Bowler "is a go" for the regular-season opener in Baltimore.

  • by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com

    Bengals unveil inactives for Week 2 of preseason

    According to the team's official website, the following players will not dress for the Bengals against the Colts Saturday night: Wide receiver Marvin Jones, offensive lineman Andre Smith, defensive end Dontay Moch, cornerback Dre Kirkpatrick, defensive tackle Geno Atkins, tight end Tyler Eifert, quarterback Jason Campbell and linebacker Sean Porter.