Posted: 9:47 a.m. Monday, Sept. 2, 2013
By Josh Kirkendall
Happy Labor Day, my friends.
And happy get paid for tremendous tremendous labor day, Geno Atkins.
The Cincinnati Bengals and defensive tackle Geno Atkins have agreed to an extension, reports Joe Reedy with the Cincinnati Enquirer. Terms are not yet disclosed due to the sudden arrival of this update.
Atkins is entering the final year of a four-year rookie contract, and many view him as one of (if not the) best three-technique defensive tackles in the NFL. Dating back to 2010, Atkins has generated 23 quarterback sacks, including a team-leading 12.5 drops in 2012, which ranks third during a single-season in franchise history. Atkins has also generated 135 quarterback pressures, 81 quarterback hurries, and an additional 29 quarterback hits in three seasons -- all of which leads the Bengals during that time frame.
Over two months ago, Jason La Canfora with CBSSports.com wrote that significant differences remained between Atkins' representatives and the organization, suggesting that the "numbers exchanged by the sides thus far are miles apart from what I've heard."