Atkins totaled 34 tackles (20 solo) and three sacks in 16 games in 2014.
“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.
Atkins left the game with the knee issue, but has started every game this season.
Atkins missed the final seven games last year with a torn ACL. He had one tackle in Week 1.
|Year||Team||G||Fum||Lost||Fum Forced||Own Rec||Opp Rec||Yds||Tot Rec||TD|
Cincinnati Bengals Tailgate Camo Cargo Shorts - Orange Shop Now!