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CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) -

The Cincinnati Bengals and Geno Atkins have agreed to a long-term extension.

The contract extension will be for five years and, according to ESPN, be worth $55 million.

"Geno's extension is exciting news," said Coach Marvin Lewis. "It puts the issue of his future behind him and the club and allows his focus to be on football and on a great start to our season."

According to ESPN, Atkins was schedule to earn $1.4 million under the last year of his rookie contract. He will make $22 million in the first six months of his new deal.

ESPN sources say that he will make $36 million more over the first six months of his new deal.

Atkins was a fourth round draft pick in 2010. The contract is the second most lucrative deal for a defensive tackle in NFL history. 

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