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NFL Trade Rumors: Which teams could add Geno Atkins to their defensive line?

Cincinnati Bengals DT Geno Atkins
Cincinnati Bengals DT Geno Atkins
Walter Sharp
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Modified 25 Feb 2021
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Cincinnati will have to make a big decision on their veteran defensive tackle Geno Atkins. Atkins is coming off a shoulder injury that kept him out of the 2020 season. That broke his streak of recording a sack in every NFL season he has played in.

Geno Atkins will be entering his 12th NFL season in 2021. Atkins has recorded double-digit sacks in three out of his 11 years in the NFL. But, the Bengals are still deciding on whether they want to trade or release the veteran.

The Bengals veteran is entering a tricky part of his career. He is 33 years old and nursing a shoulder injury that has already kept him out a season.

The Cincinnati Bengals will test the trade market with Geno Atkins. Here are the three NFL teams that will likely contact the Bengals about Geno Atkins.


NFL Trade Rumors: Which three NFL teams could use Geno Atkins on their defensive front seven?

Cincinnati Bengals DT Geno Atkins
Cincinnati Bengals DT Geno Atkins

#1 Dallas Cowboys

Dallas Cowboys HC Mike McCarthy
Dallas Cowboys HC Mike McCarthy

The Dallas Cowboys need help on their defensive line. Dallas finished the 2020-2021 NFL season with 31 total sacks. Getting pressure on the quarterback was a struggle for the Dallas Cowboys. In Geno Atkins, they will have a veteran that has a nose for finding the quarterback.

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#2 Las Vegas Raiders

Las Vegas Raiders HC Jon Gruden
Las Vegas Raiders HC Jon Gruden

Las Vegas finished 29th in the NFL for sacks last season, with just 21 in total. Atkins will give the Raiders a boost on their defensive front seven. With the Raiders looking to draft an interior defensive lineman, he can help develop their pick.


#3 Jacksonville Jaguars

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Jacksonville Jaguars defense was one of the worst in the NFL
Jacksonville Jaguars defense was one of the worst in the NFL

The Jacksonville Jaguars are entering a rebuild situation this off-season. Geno Atkins can be a part of that rebuild and provide production. This is a Jaguars defense that finished 31st in the NFL in sacks last season, with 18 in total.

Published 24 Feb 2021, 06:33 IST
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