Bengals, Atkins agree on $55M deal

The Bengals have agreed to a five-year, $55 million extension with All-Pro DT Geno Atkins, FOX Sports NFL Insider Mike Garafolo confirms.

The Bengals have agreed to a five-year, $55 million extension with All-Pro DT Geno Atkins, FOX Sports NFL Insider Mike Garafolo confirms.

The deal, which includes $22 million over the next six months, is the second most lucrative for a defensive tackle in NFL history. The Ravens’ Haloti Ngata received a five-year, $61 million extension in 2011.

The All-Pro tackle, a fourth-round pick in 2010, was entering the final year on his original deal. He made the Pro Bowl each of the last two seasons. Atkins had 12 1/2 sacks last season, the most by any interior lineman in the NFL.

Cincinnati has spent more than $180 million since the end of last season keeping their team intact. The Bengals have reached the playoffs each of the last two seasons as a wild card, only to lose to Houston in the first round.

Atkins is the 12th Bengals player to get either a new contract or an extension since the end of last season.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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