The Cincinnati Bengals have hammered out a five-year, $55 million contract with Pro Bowl defensive tackle Geno Atkins, according to ESPN
Atkins will make $22 million in the next six months.
Atkins was rewarded after emerging as one of the top defensive linemen in the game.
Now, the Bengals have him locked up on a long-term basis.
Atkins provides power, explosiveness and playmaking ability.
Follow me on Twitter: @RavensInsider
Aaron Wilson covers the Ravens for The Baltimore Sun.
Check out our partners at TiqIQ for the best deals on all games on the 2014 NFL schedule.
NOV 26 Joel Corry
Elvis Dumervil will be handsomely rewarded after his big night in New Orleans.
NOV 25 Jeff Fedotin
Tampa Bay wide receiver has a TD in four straight games.
NOV 20 Joel Corry
A detailed look at the eight candidates vying for that unique honor.