Geno Atkins is a man of many talents.
Apparently, wide receiver is something he’s added to his repertoire this offseason. The All-Pro defensive tackle is currently practicing in Orlando, Florida for the 2017 NFL Pro Bowl, but he actually got some practice reps at receiver during today’s practice.
Atkins even caught a deep pass while fellow Bengals lineman Carlos Dunlap was ‘covering’ him.
When @GenoSacks the @Bengals Defensive Tackle goes deep for a TD... because #ProBowl.#FOX35 pic.twitter.com/XpLAYBMVXT— Adam Shadoff (@FOX35Adam) January 26, 2017
Even better was that Atkins took to Twitter to call out A.J. Green in humorous manner.
Aj Green who @ajgreen_18 #AJ2.0 https://t.co/OqQsYzeDnh— Geno Atkins (@GenoSacks) January 26, 2017
Too bad Green isn’t at the Pro Bowl to answer the challenge. Green was voted into the Pro Bowl along with Atkins, but had to bow out due to his hamstring injury. Being that this is merely a glorified flag football game, perhaps we’ll get to see Atkins run a few routes during Sunday’s game.
Atkins, Dunlap, Andrew Whitworth and Andy Dalton will be taking part in tonight’s Skills Showdown which will feature a dodgeball game, drone dropping contest, arm strength challenge and more fun games for the AFC and NFC Pro Bowl teams to face off in. That starts at 7 p.m. ET on ESPN.
You can watch Dunlap, Atkins, Whitworth and Dalton play on Sunday night when the Pro Bowl kicks off on ESPN at 8 p.m. ET.
@NFL #ProBowl skills a/b to start! My boy @GenoSacks gonna bring the on this @nbcninjawarrior designed challenge pic.twitter.com/3GqkBNwtDf— Akbar Gbajabiamila (@Akbar_Gbaja) January 26, 2017