DT - FA
Week 3 Outlook
Geno Atkins is expected to visit with the Seahawks on Monday.
Atkins is fully cleared from the surgery he underwent that cut his 2020 season short. He would reunite with former Bengals teammate Carlos Dunlap if he lands a deal with the Seahawks.
Former Cincinnati Bengals DT Geno Atkins (shoulder) is set to undergo a checkup with Dallas Cowboys' team doctor Dan Cooper in a few weeks and should be cleared from a torn rotator cuff by July 1st, per Ian Rapoport.
Atkins suffered a torn rotator cuff during 2020, limiting him to minimal production compared to his previous years as an All-Pro and Pro-Bowl caliber defensive tackle for the Bengals. The veteran expects to be cleared by July 1 and has multiple teams that remain interested in his services for the upcoming 2021 season.
The Bengals released DT Geno Atkins.
Atkins has spent his entire 11-year career with the Bengals and was an important piece of some of their playoff-caliber teams from the early 2010s. He turns 33 before the end of March and will likely seek a short-term contract for a team in need of some defensive line help.
Bengals DT Geno Atkins (shoulder) has been placed on the league's Reserve/Injured list due to a right shoulder injury.
Atkins has been with the Bengals since they drafted him in the fourth round in 2010. The eight-time Pro Bowler, who has the third-most sacks (75.5) in team history, will likely miss the remainder of the 2020 season. The Bengals defense will have a hard time containing the Steelers in Week 15 and the absence of Atkins presents an opportunity for RB James Conner to have a bounce-back game on Monday Night Football.
DT Geno Atkins (shoulder) will play Sunday’s Week 5 game against the Ravens.
Atkins was a full participant in Friday’s practice and doesn’t carry an injury designation for Week 5. He will make his season debut this week. Atkins will give the Bengals defense a significant boost and look to help slow down the Ravens offense on Sunday.