Geno Atkins was patient, and finally got his money.
Ian Rapoport is reporting that Atkins and the Bengals have agreed to a five year $55 million deal, with Atkins earning $22 million in the first six months.
Details on the extension between Geno Atkins and the Bengals: It's 5 years, 55M. Will earn w earn $22M in the first 6 months
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) September 2, 2013
The contract will pay Atkins $36 million in new money over the extension’s first three years.
Atkins was slated to earn $1.4 million under the last year of his rookie contract.