Dec 23, 2012; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger (7) is sacked by Cincinnati Bengals defensive tackle Geno Atkins (97) during the second half of the game at Heinz Field. The Bengals won the game, 13-10. Mandatory Credit: Jason Bridge-USA TODAY Sports

Bengals DT Geno Atkins Agree To 5-year, 55mil Extension.

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Geno Atkins, arguably the best defensive tackle in the league, him and the Bengals finally come to an agreement for a long contract deal according to reports via ESPN and the Cincinnati Enquirer. The deal is worth five years and $55 million for the all pro player.

This isn’t a surprise, considering Atkins has become a stud defensive tackle and the Bengals knew they’re not a position to let him even think about the possibility of becoming a free agent as he enters the final year of his rookie contract.

About a month ago, the two sides weren’t even close to a deal, but in the past couple of days there were plenty of movement. According to ESPN NFL insider Adam Schefter who tweeted saying “Geno Atkins was scheduled to earn $1.4 million in last year of rookie contract, now will earn $22 million in next six months.”

Geno coming off a career year last season with 53 tackles, 12.5 sacks and four forced fumbles.

To all the fans who are enthralled by the Bengals recent decisions to give its own players big extensions, this off season they have committed more than $180M in total dollars in free agency or re-signing their own. That’s rarely for a Bengals team,

there going for it this season and next years to come so it’s good day to be a fan.

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