Geno Atkins signs 5-year extension with Bengals


The Cincinnati Bengals and Pro Bowl defensive tackle Geno Atkins agreed to a five-year, $55 million contract extension, reports multiple sources.

The former fourth-round draft pick was scheduled to earn $1.4 million under the last year of his rookie contract.  He will now make $22 million in the first six months of his new deal.

According to Adam Schefter of ESPN, Atkins deal will pay him $36 million in new money over the first three years of the extension.

Atkins, 25, recorded a career-high 12.5 sacks for the Bengals last season.  The two time Pro Bowler has 23 sacks in 48 career games.


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