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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Bengals DC Paul Guenther said he expects Geno Atkins (knee, active/PUP) to be ready for Week 1.

Coach Marvin Lewis said they'll hold Atkins on the active/PUP list for a few days to open training camp just to "get a look at him." It sounds like he'll be participating in practices sometime within the next week or so. The Bengals will likely limit Atkins' snaps during the preseason in an effort to have him 100 percent for the opener.

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Bengals placed DT Geno Atkins (knee) on the active/PUP list.

Joining him there will be OG Clint Boling (knee), LB Marquis Flowers (hamstring), CB Leon Hall (Achilles), P Kevin Huber (neck), WR Colin Lockett (hamstring), DT Zach Minter (back), DT Devon Still (back) and WR Ryan Whalen (hamstring). Updates on Atkins' status have been scarce, but he's now months removed from blowing out his knee. He could end up missing the entire preseason, but should still be considered better than 50-50 to be ready for Week 1. His status will be updated in the coming weeks.