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Bengals DT Geno Atkins sidelined with knee injury against Dolphins

Miami Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill (17) is sacked by Cincinnati Bengals defensive tackle Geno Atkins during the first half of an NFL football game, Thursday, Oct. 31, 2013, in Miami Gardens, Fla. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

Miami Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill (17) is sacked by Cincinnati Bengals defensive tackle Geno Atkins during the first half of an NFL football game, Thursday, Oct. 31, 2013, in Miami Gardens, Fla. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)  (The Associated Press)

Cincinnati Bengals defensive tackle Geno Atkins has been sidelined against Miami because of a knee injury and has been ruled out for the rest of the game.

Atkins was slow to get up following a play in the second quarter Thursday, then walked off the field with assistance from two teammates. He came into the game with a team-high five sacks.

The Bengals were already without middle linebacker Rey Maualuga and safety Taylor Mays, who were hurt last week.

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