Gregory Shamus

Contract Extensions for Geno Atkins, Michael Johnson and Carlos Dunlap

A collection of stories surrounding the contract extension for Bengals defensive tackle Geno Atkins, and defensive ends Carlos Dunlap and Michael Johnson.

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It's Official: Bengals announce Atkins extension

The Cincinnati Bengals confirmed Geno Atkins' five-year extension on Monday.

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Geno Atkins responds to contract extension

Two-time Pro Bowler and one-time First-team All Pro Geno Atkins responds to reports that he signed a five-year deal.

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BREAKING: Atkins and Bengals agree to an extension

Traditional to the Bengals usual methods, they will sign players to extensions just prior to the start of the regular season. This tradition continues with superstar defensive tackle Geno Atkins.

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Looking at discussions with Bengals and Atkins

A series of updates regarding contract discussions with Geno Atkins surfaced this week.

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Deal between Bengals and Atkins not imminent

Despite reports that the Bengals are making a major push to sign Geno Atkins to a long-term deal, nothing is imminent.

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Atkins talked for "a while" with agents Tuesday

Cincinnati Bengals defensive tackle Geno Atkins is entering the final year of his contract.

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Johnson happy for Carlos Dunlap's extension

It's reasonable to conclude that Carlos Dunlap received the money that they were offering Michael Johnson. No problem, says Johnson.

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Optimism an extension can be reached with Atkins

The Cincinnati Bengals have bagged one of their foundation players in Carlos Dunlap. Now it's on to the rest of them.

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Breaking down Carlos Dunlap's cap number

Taking a look at Carlos Dunlap's cap number through 2018.

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Bengals Officially Announce Dunlap's Extension

The Bengals confirmed and officially announced the contract extension signed by defensive end Carlos Dunlap.

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Bengals final offer to Johnson worth $40 million

The Cincinnati Bengals offered Michael Johnson $40 million over five years prior to the July 15 deadline.

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REPORTS: Bengals sign Dunlap to six-year deal

Multiple reports are citing a six-year deal worth $40 million for Bengals defensive end Carlos Dunlap. This story is developing.

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Johnson to play under one-year tender

Cincinnati Bengals defensive end Michael Johnson will play under the one-year franchise tag.

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Bengals talking with Michael Johnson's people

According to the NFL Network, the Cincinnati Bengals are talking to Michael Johnson's representatives about a long-term deal.

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Bengals Are Right To "Wait And See" On Johnson

The availability to sign Johnson to a long-term deal is quickly closing. And the Bengals are right to wait and see until after the season to make a decision.

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Deadline for Michael Johnson extension approaching

If the Cincinnati Bengals want to sign Michael Johnson to a long-term deal before the season starts, they have until July 15 deadline.

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For the best to hold off on a Johnson extension?

One respected national writer suggests that it was might have been the best thing to not to re-sign Johnson... at least, not yet.

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Johnson is a "goner unless the Bengals" step up

Bengals defensive end Michael Johnson is playing on the franchise tag. As both sides work on a contract extension, there's a huge discrepancy in market value between the team and player.

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Bengals and Geno Atkins are "miles apart"

Geno Atkins and Michael Johnson are talking with agents, as is Carlos Dunlap. In Atkins' case, the two sides are "miles apart," writes Jason La Canfora with CBSSports.com.

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Atkins not worried about a contract extension

The Cincinnati Bengals have several players that could demand good coin as contract expire. One of them is arguably the best defensive tackle in football.

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Bengals will always have extensions to deal with

The Cincinnati Bengals have developed a good core of young players, selected out of the NFL draft. Now they're going to have to pay them.

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Figuring a rough estimate for Johnson extension

The Cincinnati Bengals slapped the franchise tag on Michael Johnson and they have until July 15 to reach an agreement for a long-term extension. We take a look at current deals in the NFL to see where Johnson could fit in.

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Talking Geno Atkins and contract forecasting

In the final year of a rookie deal, Geno Atkins is probably going to be paid well for his services. What kind of number do the Bengals need to offer?

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Bengals Will Attempt Extensions With D-Linemen

The Cincinnati Bengals are believed to be preparing a summer effort to extend Cincinnati's biggest defensive linemen, who are expected to hit free agency next year.

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Michael Johnson Signs Franchise Tender

Defensive end Michael Johnson has signed his franchise tender, according to Joe Reedy.

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Avril And Kruger Contracts Could Hint MJ Value

The Cincinnati Bengals could still sign Michael Johnson to a long-term deal once Cliff Avril and Paul Kruger sign their respective deals, giving Cincinnati an idea on Johnson's value.

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Johnson's Agent Hopeful Deal Can Be Reached

Michael Johnson's agent, Rick Smith, is hopeful that his client and the Bengals can come to a long-term contract before the July 15 deadline.

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Bengals Use Franchise Tag On DE Michael Johnson

According to multiple reports, the Cincinnati Bengals will apply the franchise tag on defensive end Michael Johnson.

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Bengals Talking Extension With Carlos Dunlap

Michael Johnson and Andre Smith remain the offseason priority, but Cincinnati would also like to seal up Geno Atkins and Carlos Dunlap long-term, both of whom are entering the final year on their rookie contracts.

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Should The Team Go All Out On Re-Signing Johnson?

We all agree that the Bengals should re-sign defensive end Michael Johnson. However, should they break the bank to do so? Hint: The answer is yes.

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Bengals And DE Johnson Haven't Made Much Progress

Cincinnati Bengals defensive end Michael Johnson is slowly becoming the favorite for the franchise tag, especially if the sides can't reach a deal before the March 4 deadline.

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Michael Johnson And Bengals Talking Contract

Cincinnati Bengals defensive end Michael Johnson really wants to return to Cincinnati and his agent is already speaking with the Bengals front office about a new deal.

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Bengals Begin Negotiations To Extend Geno Atkins

As Geno Atkins has emerged as the best interior defensive linemen in the NFL, he and the Cincinnati Bengals have begun contract extension talks.

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Bengals Players Entering A Contract Year In 2013

The Cincinnati Bengals have a handful of players entering a contract year in 2013. Who are they?

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MAILBAG: More Contract Stuff, Leonard vs. Herron

You guys are great with the tweets, comments on the site and our facebook page. Make sure that you're heard and seen with our mailbag series.

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Mailbag: On Atkins Contract, SD Win And Injuries

Hey, it's another mailbag. We discuss some things like Geno Atkins contract extension (more like needing one), win against the Chargers and the team adapting to injuries.

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Atkins Could Demand $10 Million/Year On Next Deal

Bengals defensive tackle Geno Atkins is one of the most productive defensive tackles in the NFL, especially as a pass rusher but growing into a good rush defender. It's going to make him a very wealthy man.

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Bengals aware of costly contract extensions

The Cincinnati Bengals are aware that they'll have costly contract extensions coming.

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