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97 Geno Atkins DT

Cincinnati Bengals

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January 24, 2020 01:24 PM
Bengals' Geno Atkins: Records 4.5 sacks in 2019
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Atkins had 47 tackles (18 solo) and 4.5 sacks in 16 games this season.

The 31-year-old started all 16 games and played a career-high 836 defensive snaps, but he ended up posting his lowest sack total since 2014. Atkins remains under contract through 2022 and is set for another season as the anchor of the Bengals' defensive line.

November 19, 2019 05:40 PM
Bengals' Geno Atkins: Records 1.5 sacks in win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Atkins logged five tackles (two solo) and 1.5 sacks in Sunday's loss to the Raiders.

Atkins came into the game under a questionable tag after nursing an ankle injury during the week, but there was nothing questionable about his performance. The 10-year vet sits at 4.5 sacks on the year and will need to pick up the pace to reach the nine he's had at least in each of the last four seasons.

November 17, 2019 03:00 PM
Bengals' Geno Atkins: Set to play against Raiders
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Atkins (ankle) is active for Sunday's game against the Raiders, Marisa Contipelli of the Bengals' official site reports.

As expected, Atkins was able to shake off his injury in time. The veteran defensive tackle will keep his ironman streak alive, as he hasn't missed a game since 2013. The 31-year-old has 27 tackles (11 solo) and three sacks this year.

November 15, 2019 03:32 PM
Bengals' Geno Atkins: Officially listed as questionable
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Atkins (ankle) is questionable for Sunday's tilt against the Raiders, Ben Baby of reports.

Coach Zac Taylor said Friday that he expects Atkins to play Week 11, but his availability can't be considered a lock. If the veteran is indeed able to suit up, he'll draw his usual start at defensive tackle.

November 15, 2019 03:00 PM
Bengals' Geno Atkins: Ready for Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Atkins (knee) practiced Friday and will play Sunday at Oakland, Geoff Hobson of the Bengals' official site reports.

Atkins was limited as a limited practice participant Thursday due to the knee issue, but coach Zac Taylor said Friday he was just resting and will play Week 12. The veteran defensive tackle has 27 tackles (11 solo) and three sacks through nine games.

November 14, 2019 07:36 PM
Bengals' Geno Atkins: Nursing knee injury
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Atkins did not participate in practice Thursday due to a knee injury, Jay Morrison of The Athletic reports.

Atkins popped up on the injury report Thursday after logging a full practice Wednesday, suggesting he tweaked something then rather than in a game. His status Friday bears watching, and if the 31-year-old can't play Week 11, Renell Wren could see more playing time.

October 22, 2019 10:56 PM
Bengals' Geno Atkins: Brings down QB twice
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Atkins had six tackles (four solo) and two sacks during Sunday's loss to the Jaguars.

Atkins had only one sack through the first six games of the season, so Sunday's double-dip was certainly a welcome sight, especially since he went without a tackle in Week 6. The 31-year-old has 25 tackles (10 solo) and three sacks through seven games.

September 24, 2019 06:56 PM
Bengals' Geno Atkins: Gets to QB in Week 3
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Atkins recorded five tackles (four solo) and a sack in Sunday's 21-17 loss to the Bills.

Atkins posted at least nine sacks in each of the previous four seasons. He played 60 of 78 defensive snaps (77 percent) in this contest, and the takedown was his first sack of 2019. Atkins will look to keep on capitalizing in Week 4's game against the Steelers, although Mason Rudolph has been sacked just twice so far.

August 24, 2019 01:36 PM
Bengals' Geno Atkins: Limited snaps Thursday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Atkins (undisclosed) played five defensive snaps during Thursday's preseason loss to the Giants.

Atkins was dealing with an undisclosed injury during minicamp and OTAs and now appears to have recovered. The veteran defensive tackle is locked in for his usual key role along Cincinnati's defensive front.

July 12, 2019 07:00 PM
Bengals' Geno Atkins: Expected to be ready for camp
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Atkins (undisclosed) is making progress in his recovery and is expected to be ready for training camp, Geoff Hobson of the Bengals' official site reports.

Atkins has appeared in 16 games in each of the last five seasons. It's unsure exactly how serious this undisclosed issue is, but it was at least severe enough to keep the 31-year-old out of the Pro Bowl in late January.

January 27, 2019 10:40 PM
Bengals' Geno Atkins: Drops out of Pro Bowl
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

January 18, 2019 02:28 PM
Bengals' Geno Atkins: Tallies 10 sacks in 2018
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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 Week 15. His 45 tackles were up there with many of his best years as well. Atkins will enter his age-31 season in 2019.

December 17, 2018 10:08 PM
Bengals' Geno Atkins: Erupts for three sacks
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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 he'd 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 Week 16 against the Browns.

October 8, 2018 04:32 PM
Bengals' Geno Atkins: Two more sacks
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

October 2, 2018 01:40 PM
Bengals' Geno Atkins: Posts sack in win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

September 16, 2018 07:36 PM
Bengals' Geno Atkins: Logs two sacks in victory
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Atkins notched five total tackles and two sacks in the Bengals' 34-23 win over the Ravens.

Atkins looked dominant in Week 2, overpowering Baltimore's offensive line and sacking quarterback Joe Flacco twice for a total loss of six yards. The star defensive tackle will look to benefit from a long week of rest before suiting up against the Panthers next Sunday.

September 10, 2018 08:40 AM
Bengals' Geno Atkins: Logs sack in season opener
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Atkins notched four tackles and a sack during Sunday's 34-23 victory over the Colts.

Fresh off signing a lucrative four-year extension, Atkins wasn't at his best Sunday, as the Bengals had trouble generating a consistent pass rush. While the 30-year-old still managed a respectable stat line, he'll now enter a much more difficult matchup in Week 2 against a Ravens offensive line led by six-time Pro-Bowl guard Marshal Yanda.

August 28, 2018 04:00 PM
Bengals' Geno Atkins: Signs four-year extension
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Atkins signed a four-year contract extension Tuesday, Katherine Terrell of reports.

The Bengals now have Atkins under contract through his age-34 season in 2022. He's been the team's best defensive player for the majority of his career, piling up 290 tackles and 61 sacks in 121 regular-season games. The stud defensive tackle is working on a streak of three consecutive seasons with nine or more sacks -- a rare feat for an interior lineman.

January 12, 2018 12:56 AM
Bengals' Geno Atkins: Another strong season
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Atkins finished the season with nine sacks and 46 total tackles.

Though he was quiet in Week 17 against the Ravens, this was another strong season for Atkins. He has 29 sacks over the last three seasons, which is pretty strong for a defensive tackle.

December 19, 2017 10:44 PM
Bengals' Geno Atkins: Two-sack performance Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Atkins had four tackles (three solo) and a pair of sacks in Sunday's 34-7 loss to the Vikings.

Atkins played 29 of 67 snaps after logging only 12 in Week 14. The limited snap counts limit the 29-year-old's IDP value, but he was still able to put forth an efficient performance in Sunday's blowout.

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