Atkins (undisclosed) did not play in Sunday's Pro Bowl due to an injury, WCPO 9 Cincinnati reports.
There's been no word Atkins is nursing a significant injury, but it's not guaranteed that he'll be available for the start of offseason workouts this spring.
Atkins recorded 45 tackles, including 10 sacks, in 16 games in 2018.
Atkins reached double-digit sacks for the third time in his career this past season, highlighted by a three-sack game in Week 15. His 45 tackles were up there with many of his best seasons as well. Atkins will enter his age-31 season in 2019.
Atkins recorded six tackles (five solo), including three sacks, in Sunday's win over Oakland.
Atikins had seven sacks this season entering Sunday's contest, but had recorded just one in the last eight games. The performance marks his third multi-sack game of the season and the first three-sack outing of his career. He's now up to 10 sacks on the year. He'll look to maintain his strong play in next week's game against the Browns.
Atkins had two more sacks in Sunday's win over the Dolphins, giving him six so far this season.
Overall Atkins had three QB hits, a category in which he leads the NFL. He took advantage of the Dolphins' injury-wracked offensive line, which lost its center last week and then LT Laremy Tunsil during the third quarter.
Atkins recorded five tackles (four solo), including a sack in Sunday's 37-36 win over the Falcons.
Atkins' sack was his fourth of the season. He's one of the better defensive tackles in the NFL and is on pace for the most prolific season of his career in terms of sacks. He'll strive to stack success and keep up the strong play against the Dolphins in Week 5.
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