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Could Geno Atkins become trade bait?

Cincinnati Bengals’ longtime standout defensive tackle Geno Atkins is reportedly frustrated by his role with the team.

That is important for two reasons: The NFL trade deadline is two weeks away and if the Bengals and Atkins get to the point where a trade is likely, the Raiders would be one of the most plausible trade partners.

Atkins played for Las Vegas defensive coordinator Paul Guenther from 2014-17 when Guenther was the Bengals’ defensive coordinator.

Atkins, in his prime, was a premier player — but he is now 32, has dealt with injuries and has seen his role reduced on a bad team.