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August 16, 2021 12:36 AM
John Atkins: Waived by Falcons
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Atkins was waived by the Falcons on Saturday, NFL reporter Aaron Wilson reports.

Atkins played 25 percent of Atlanta's defensive snaps in Friday's preseason opener and logged a tackle. The 27-year-old appeared in 14 games for the Lions in 2018 and 2019 before he opted out last year, but he'll now seek out another chance to compete for a 53-man roster spot ahead of the 2021 campaign.

August 4, 2021 03:48 PM
Falcons' John Atkins: Activated from COVID-19 list
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Falcons activated Atkins (undisclosed) from the reserve/COVID-19 list Wednesday, D. Orlando Ledbetter of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

Atkins missed the first five practices of training camp due to his placement on the COVID list, but he can now join teammates on the field. The 28-year-old is competing to stick with the Falcons in a reserve capacity.

July 29, 2021 05:08 PM
Falcons' John Atkins: Shifts to COVID-19 list
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Falcons placed Atkins (undisclosed) on the reserve/COVID-19 list Tuesday, Michael Rothstein of ESPN.com reports.

Atkins won't be eligible to join teammates at training camp until he clears all protocols related to COVID-19. He hasn't suited up for NFL action since 2019, when he appeared in 12 games with Lions.

June 18, 2021 09:32 AM
Falcons' John Atkins: Signs with Falcons
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Atkins signed with the Falcons on Thursday, D. Orlando Ledbetter of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

Atkins, who played his college ball at the University of Georgia, appeared in 14 games for the Lions in 2018 and 2019, starting six games and recording 14 solo tackles. He opted out of the 2020 season.

June 3, 2021 12:24 PM
John Atkins: Let go by Detroit
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Lions waived Atkins on Wednesday.

After opting out of the 2020 season, the 27-year-old won't be rejoining the Lions for training camp. Atkins appeared in 12 games in 2019, totaling 20 tackles (13 solo) as a rotational defensive tackle.

August 1, 2020 11:20 AM
Lions' John Atkins: Opting out of 2020 season
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Atkins announced he would opt of the season Wednesday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

According to Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press, Atkins does not qualify for the high-risk opt-out, so he'll be slated to make $150,000 this year. The backup defensive tackle has piled together 22 tackles in two seasons with the Lions.

October 16, 2019 01:04 AM
Lions' John Atkins: Promoted to active roster
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Atkins was promoted to the Lions' active roster before Monday's loss to the Packers.

Atkins was called up to give the Lions some extra defensive line depth for Monday's contest, as he contributed one tackle in the loss. It remains to be seen if this was a matchup-specific move or if Atkins will remain on the active roster going forward.

July 23, 2019 07:40 PM
Lions' John Atkins: Healthy for camp
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Lions activated Atkins (undisclosed) off their Non-Football Injury list Tuesday, Michael Rothstein of ESPN.com reports.

Atkins was dealing with an undisclosed issue, but it seems the injury wasn't serious enough to force him to miss the start of camp. The Georgia product recorded two tackles while suiting up in two games for Detroit last season.

July 19, 2019 11:32 PM
Lions' John Atkins: Sustains undisclosed NFI
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Lions placed Atkins on their Non-Football Injury list Friday with an undisclosed issue.

The exact nature and severity of the injury is unclear. Atkins recorded two tackles over two games in his rookie season with Detroit. The Lions begin training camp Wednesday.

January 18, 2019 04:56 PM
Lions' John Atkins: Logs two tackles in rookie year
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Atkins recorded two tackles in two games for Detroit in 2018.

Atkins went undrafted out of Georgia last offseason and found his way to Detroit after spending the majority of the year with New England. He isn't much of a threat as a pass rusher, but he could develop into a quality early-down run-stuffer down the road.

December 18, 2018 06:08 PM
Lions' John Atkins: Promoted to active roster
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Atkins was promoted from the Lions' practice squad to the active roster Tuesday.

Atkins has earned a promotion to Detroit's active roster after the team was forced to place the injured Da'Shawn Hand (knee) on IR. Atkins could see his first career NFL action against the Vikings on Sunday.

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Career Defensive Stats
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Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-3/320
Birthdate:
12/21/1992
Age:
29
Hometown:
Thomson, GA
School:
Georgia
NFL Experience:
2
Awards: