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Geno Atkins announces birth of his daughter

Geno and his wife Kristen delivered their second child last week.

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Geno Atkins missed last weeks’ game against the Steelers.

Today, Atkins announced on Instagram on Wednesday the reason for his absence. His wife, Kristen, gave birth their second child, Isla Elise, on Monday, November 9th.

“Last Monday we welcomed Isla Elise Atkins into the world 5 weeks early.” Atkins said. “She has had quite the journey and we are blessed to finally have her home with us. It’s been a whirlwind of emotions, but my wide is recovering amazingly and I’m so thankful to her for bringing our girl into this world #girldad.”

Zac Taylor said that Atkins was out last week due to “personal reasons. The birth of his first daughter certainly explains that.

Their first child, Gene Atkins III, was born in January 2019.

With everything at home settling down, Atkins is expected to play on Sunday against the Washington Football Team. The Bengals’ defense could certainly use a boost. With Atkins in good spirits, the Bengals will be looking for their third win of the season.