ICYMI: Bengals have NFL's Best Value Player in Geno Atkins

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Dec 23, 2012; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger (7) is sacked by Cincinnati Bengals defensive tackle Geno Atkins (97) during the second half of the game at Heinz Field. The Bengals won the game, 13-10. Mandatory Credit: Jason Bridge-USA TODAY Sports


Entering just the fourth season of his young NFL career, Geno Atkins is already regarded as the NFL’s best defensive tackle. He’ll also be making just $1.4 million after making less than 600k last season. To put that in perspective, he was the 6th-highest paid defensive lineman on his own team:


4 Robert Geathers $6,233,333
7 Domata Peko $4,575,000
15 Michael Johnson $1,623,755
26 Carlos Dunlap $847,000
31 Devon Still $685,000
32 Geno Atkins $658,112


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