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               === Bengals ink Atkins to long-term extension ===
 
 Cincinnati,  OH  (Sports Network)  -  The  Cincinnati Bengals  signed  All-Pro
 defensive  tackle Geno  Atkins to a long-term extension, the team announced on
 Monday.
 
 Although  terms  of the deal  were not  disclosed, the Cincinnati Enquirer has
 reported  the  two-time Pro Bowl selection  will receive $55 million over five
 years.
 
 Atkins,  the Bengals' fourth round selection in the 2010 NFL Draft, recorded a
 career-high  39  tackles and  12 1/2  sacks last season.  He led all defensive
 tackles in sacks.
 
 The  Georgia product  has played  in all  48 games  since joining  Cincinnati,
 racking up 116 tackles and 23 sacks.
 
 09/02 12:32:07 ET