Bengals strike $55 million deal with Geno Atkins

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.

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Aaron Wilson covers the Ravens for The Baltimore Sun.

Aaron Wilson
Aaron Wilson covers the NFL for National Football Post, his second stint at the Post. He has previously written for Pro Football Talk and FOX Sports-Scout. Entering his 13th year covering the Baltimore Ravens, he's a beat writer for The Baltimore Sun. Wilson has also covered the Jacksonville Jaguars and Tennessee Titans.

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