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Geno Atkins with a beautiful Atkins-like play vs. Browns (GIF)

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Cincinnati Bengals defensive tackle Geno Atkins suffered a minor knee injury on his surgically repaired knee Thursday Night. But before that, he had a very Atkins-like tackle against the Browns.

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With 5:43 remaining in the first quarter, Cincinnati Bengals defensive tackle Geno Atkins had an Atkins-like play. The situation was first down from the Browns 30-yard line.

Brian Hoyer takes the snap and turns to hand the football off to running back Terrance West. Geno Atkins, from the three-technique, quickly disregards right guard John Greco and drops Hoyer from behind for a four-yard loss.

With his quick and strong hand placement, Atkins used his speed and instinct to quickly break from the block.

Geno Atkins GIF Browns

Geno Atkins GIF Browns

Cleveland wouldn't pick up a first down and eventually punted.

Atkins would eventually leave the game with a "slight hyperextension of his surgically repaired knee". It was defined as minor.

The fifth-year tackle finished with 36 snaps and one tackle (the one listed above). Not a great game.