Geno Atkins DL CIN 2 Months

Atkins has been diagnosed with a slight hyperextension of his right knee, NFL.com's Ian Rapoport reports.

The source says the injury is a minor one, which is welcome news considering the bleaker alternatives involving Atkins' surgically repaired knee. With a few extra days to heal before Cincinnati's next game Nov. 16 against New Orleans, Atkins may not have to miss any time.

Geno Atkins DL CIN 2 Months

Atkins left Thursday's game against the Browns with an injury to his surgically-repaired right knee, according to CBS Sports' Tracy Wolfson.

Atkins is only 12 months removed from surgery to repair a torn ACL, and while he hasn't quite been his usual self this season, he's played in each of Cincinnati's nine games. Devon Still and Brandon Thompson figure to play added snaps in Atkins' absence.

Geno Atkins DL CIN 3 Months

Atkins (foot) is active for Sunday's game against the Falcons, Coley Harvey of ESPN.com reports.

Atkins alleviated any concerns he would suit up Sunday by taking part in Thursday's practice in a full capacity. He'll look to disrupt the Falcons' ground game while also supplying some pressure on quarterback Matt Ryan.

Geno Atkins DL CIN 3 Months

Atkins (feet, probable) practiced fully Friday, the Bengals' official site reports.

Atkins is thus on track to suit up for Sunday's game against the Falcons, though it's unclear if the defensive tackle is in line to see a full workload in the contest.

Geno Atkins DL CIN 3 Months

Atkins (feet) practiced in a limited fashion Thursday, ESPN.com reports.

More on Atkins' status Friday, but his return to practice, albeit in a limited fashion, bodes well for the defensive tackle's chances of suiting up Sunday against the Falcons.

Geno Atkins DL CIN 3 Months

Atkins (feet) sat out Wednesday's practice, the Bengals' official site reports.

The report suggests that the signs point to Atkins playing Sunday against the Falcons, though some practice participation Thursday on his part would provide reassurance on that front.

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Geno Atkins, who left Sunday's game against the Ravens on a cart, was likely just fatigued, the Cincinnati Enquirer's Paul Dehner reports.

Fatigue doesn't usually require a cart, but Atkins was presumably dehydrated, so the Bengals may have just been playing things safe. While it may be that he isn't yet back to full strength after last season's torn ACL and a limited preseason, Atkins will likely be able to play next week against the Falcons.

Geno Atkins DL CIN 4 Months

Atkins is expected to start Sunday night's preseason game against the Cardinals, the Cincinnati Enquirer reports.

Atkins was rested during Friday's practice, but it appears as though the stage is set for Atkins -- who is bouncing back from the torn ACL that he suffered last October -- to play in a few series during Sunday's contest.

Geno Atkins DL CIN 4 Months

Atkins' (knee) status for Sunday's third preseason game is yet to be determined, although he is fully expected to play in the Bengals' regular season opener Sept. 7 versus the Ravens.

Atkins is yet to play since tearing his ACL last October, but the defensive tackle has been practicing, albeit in an unknown capacity beyond individual drills, since coming off Cincinnati's PUP list July 30. As one of the league's elite defensive linemen, Atkins' return has been handled carefully to ensure he's ready to go once the results matter. However, it could be worthwhile for Atkins to gain game experience during the preseason, so he might be involved in the Bengals' third preseason contest Sunday. Expect his status to be updated as the week unfolds.

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Bengals DT Geno Atkins (knee) has been cleared to practice and removed from the active/PUP list.

There had previously been precious little information regarding Atkins' recovery from his Week 9 torn ACL. He'll likely be limited to side work and individual drills for the next few days or so and sit out most of the preseason, but Atkins should be all systems go for Week 1. Atkins' return is a massive boost for the defense.