Geno Atkins Voted To The AFC Pro Bowl Team

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Bengals defensive tackle Geno Atkins rushes the passer in a game against the Cleveland Browns on Dec. 8, 2019.

The NFL announced that Bengals DT Geno Atkins has been voted to the AFC team for this season's Pro Bowl game.

"It's an honor to be named to the Pro Bowl and Geno is very deserving," said Bengals head coach Zac Taylor. "Geno has put together another strong season and continues to show why he is one of the best defensive players in the league."

This is Atkins' eighth career Pro Bowl nod, the most ever by a Bengals defensive player and the second-most in team history behind former OT Anthony Munoz (11). Atkins, a 10th-year pro, has 42 tackles this season, including 4.5 sacks and four tackles for losses.

Additionally, HB Joe Mixon was voted a fifth alternate at running back, and S Brandon Wilson (Reserve/Injured) was voted a second alternate as a returner. Alternates are added to the game if voted player(s) in their position group are unable to participate. Selections from the two teams reaching the Super Bowl will be among those unable to play, as will players who are not cleared due to injury.

The 2020 Pro Bowl, which kicks off at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 26, will be televised live from Camping World Stadium in Orlando, Fla. on ESPN, ESPN Deportes, ABC, Disney XD and on the ESPN app.

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