Geoff Hobson of Bengals.com believes defensive tackle Geno Atkins will be ready to get back at the field at some point during training camp as he rehabs from ACL surgery.
The 300-pound Atkins is coming back from major surgery for the first time, so there is some unknown. But his voracious commitment to the gym should get him through.
The worst case is PUP, the physically unable to perform list that ices players for the first six weeks of the regular season. That’s the last thing the Bengals need as they transition to a new defensive coordinator. Right now PUP seems a distant option since a player can’t practice in training camp to be eligible and it sounds like both are on track to work at some point in camp.
The last thing the Bengals needs to do is rush Atkins. He’s their most disruptive defensive player and they need him to get back to full health.