Bengals DT Atkins appears in NFL Network’s Top 100 rankings


The NFL Network continued its countdown of the league’s Top 100 players Monday night, with Cincinnati Bengals defensive tackle Geno Atkins coming in at No. 68.

Atkins led the Bengals last year with nine sacks, which were the most in the league among interior linemen. He also team highs in tackles for loss (13) and quarterback hits (26) and was voted to his fifth Pro Bowl.

He is the first Bengals player to appear on the list this year, with selections 59 through 1 still to come.

This is the fourth time Atkins has made the list. He was 29th last year, 48th in 2014 and 36th in 2013.

Five other Bengals made the list in 2016., led by wide receiver A.J. Green at No. 16.

The NFL Network will continue to unveil another 10 selections each Monday.



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