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Geno Atkins Named To 2018 PFWA All-AFC Team

Defensive end Geno Atkins starts to pressure the quarterback in a game against the Cleveland Browns.
Defensive end Geno Atkins starts to pressure the quarterback in a game against the Cleveland Browns.

Add another accolade to the storied career of Geno Atkins.

The ninth-year defensive tackle was named to the 2018 All-AFC Team by the Professional Football Writers of America (PFWA).

Earlier this season Atkins earned his seventh career Pro Bowl nod, moving him ahead of CB Lemar Parrish (six) for most selections by a defensive player in Bengals history.

Atkins played in all 16 games this season and led the Bengals with 10 sacks. He also led the team in quarterback hits (19) and tackles for losses (13).

He signed a four-year contract extension with the Bengals this past August.

Just 1.5 sacks separate Bengals defensive end Carlos Dunlap (72.5 career sacks) and Atkins (71), who rank second and third, respectively, on Cincinnati’s all-time sack list behind all-time leader Eddie Edwards (83.5).

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