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.
Atkins had four tackles (three solo) and a pair of sacks in Sunday's blowout loss to the Vikings.
Atkins played 29 of 67 snaps after playing only 12 snaps 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.
Atkins (toe) has avoided the inactive list Sunday against the Bears.
Atkins missed a few practices this week, but it won't stop him from suiting up and being a key factor in the run defense against Chicago's Jordan Howard.
Atkins (toe) is questionable for Sunday's game against the Bears, Katherine Terrell of ESPN.com reports.
Despite the injury designation, head coach Marvin Lewis believes Atkins will be ready for Sunday, Geoff Hobson of the Bengals' official site reports. Atkins has 40 tackles (25 solo) and seven sacks this season, and if the veteran defensive tackle can't play, expect Pat Sims and Ryan Glasgow to rotate in.
Atkins did not participate in practice Thursday due to a toe injury, Paul Dehner Jr. of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports.
Reports out of Cincinnati state that Atkins' injury is not a serious one, but given that he is being held out of practice Thursday, it's still a situation worth monitoring. Should Atkins be able to put at least a limited session together Friday, chances are he'll be ready to play by Sunday.
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