Bengals announce Atkins' extension

September, 2, 2013
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The Cincinnati Bengals officially announced the five-year extension with defensive tackle Geno Atkins. If you don't believe me, look at Atkins signing the contract.

Here is some reaction about the deal:

Atkins, via Twitter: "Can't thank The Lord enough for blessing me to sign a contract extension with the Cincinnati Bengals on this Labor Day. #whodey #5moreyears"

Katie Blackburn, Bengals executive vice president: "Geno has been a wonderful player for us, and we are excited to be able to reward his high level of play and to secure his future here in Cincinnati. Geno is a special asset -- a great person as well as an exceptional player -- and we want to continue investing in players that play at a high level and help us win.”

Head coach Marvin Lewis: “Geno’s extension is exciting news. It puts the issue of his future behind him and the club and allows his focus to be on football and on a great start to our season.”

Jamison Hensley

ESPN Ravens reporter

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