Sep 22, 2019; Orchard Park, NY, USA; Cincinnati Bengals defensive tackle Geno Atkins (97) jogs off the field following his sack of Buffalo Bills quarterback Josh Allen (not pictured) during the first quarter at New Era Field. Mandatory Credit: Rich Barnes-USA TODAY Sports

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Bengals place Atkins on IR, ending season

The Cincinnati Bengals placed veteran defensive tackle Geno Atkins on injured reserve on Wednesday, ending a season hampered from the start by a nagging shoulder injury he endured in training camp.

Atkins, 32, finished the season with one tackle in eight games. He was also held without a sack in a season for the first time in his career.

A fourth-round pick in 2010, Atkins has spent his entire career with the Bengals and amassed 75.5 sacks.

Atkins, who is an eight-time Pro Bowl selection, has two years remaining on a four-year, $65 million contract.

The Bengals also returned defensive end Amani Bledsoe from the reserve/COVID-19 list to the active roster on Wednesday.

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