Carolina Panthers special teams coach Chris Tabor said they will rev up running back Tarik Cohen's repetitions in practice this week to see where he is. The punt returner/RB could add some explosiveness to an offense that has lacked it through two weeks of the season as well. Cohen is attempting to make an NFL comeback after some serious knee injuries, and he hasn't played in an NFL game since 2020. It wouldn't hurt the Panthers to see what he can give him on offense behind Miles Sanders and Chuba Hubbard, but it's unrealistic to expect the 28-year-old to contribute meaningfully outside of special teams anytime soon.
Sep 21, 2023 11:10 AM EST
Free-agent running back Tarik Cohen intends to sign with the Carolina Panthers' practice squad on Wednesday. Cohen, who last appeared in an NFL game in 2020, is fully healthy after a serious knee injury kept him out of the league over the past two seasons. The veteran running back is a pass-catching specialist and will provide the Panthers with some depth behind Miles Sanders and Chuba Hubbard. Cohen would be worth keeping an eye on if he were to be promoted to the active roster in the future.
Sep 12, 2023 9:06 PM EST
Former Chicago Bears running back Tarik Cohen (Achilles, knee), who missed the last two seasons due to an ACL injury and a right Achilles tear, is now healthy and ready for NFL workouts, according to his agents, Drew Rosenhaus and Ryan Matha. The 28-year-old is looking to resume his NFL career. In Cohen's last full season with the Bears in 2019, he had 64 carries for 213 yards while catching a career-high 79 passes for 456 yards and three touchdowns in 16 games (11 starts). He was an All-Pro in 2018, when he caught 71 passes for a career-high 725 yards and five touchdowns through the air. Cohen will attempt to latch on with a team in 2023 and could provide pass-catching depth to a team's backfield.
Aug 22, 2023 11:32 AM EST
Cohen (knee) was diagnosed with a torn Achilles on Tuesday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
May 17, 2022 6:27 PM EST
Cohen (knee) appears to have suffered a setback during an offseason workout, Alyssa Barbieri of Bears Wire reports.
May 17, 2022 12:31 PM EST
The Bears are slated to release Cohen (knee) with an injury designation, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
Mar 11, 2022 9:34 AM EST
Cohen never saw the field for the Bears in 2021, as he was recovering from a knee injury suffered in 2020.
Jan 9, 2022 4:56 PM EST
Coach Matt Nagy didn't sound optimistic when asked about a potential 2021 return for Cohen, who has suffered setbacks in his recovery from a torn ACL, even requiring additional surgery, Adam Jahns and Kevin Fishbain of The Athletic report.
Dec 1, 2021 1:49 PM EST
Cohen (knee) reverted to the reserve/PUP list Tuesday, Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune reports.
Aug 31, 2021 3:44 PM EST
Coach Matt Nagy suggested Tuesday that Cohen (knee) may still be weeks away from practicing, Mark Grote of WSCR Radio reports.
Aug 3, 2021 11:38 AM EST
Cohen (knee) was placed on the preseason PUP list Sunday, Field Yates of ESPN reports.
Jul 25, 2021 1:45 PM EST
Cohen (knee) didn't participate in June minicamp and looked "a bit stiff" walking around with his right leg wrapped, according to Mark Grote of WSCR Radio.
Jul 8, 2021 12:07 PM EST
The Bears have signed Damien Williams to join Cohen (knee) and David Montgomery in the backfield, ESPN reports.
Mar 26, 2021 9:54 AM EST
Cohen (knee - ACL) will be placed on injured reserve Monday.
Sep 28, 2020 11:57 AM EST
Coach Matt Nagy confirmed Monday that Cohen suffered a torn ACL during Sunday's win over the Falcons, Adam Hoge of NBC Sports Chicago reports.
Sep 28, 2020 10:29 AM EST
The Bears fear that Cohen tore his ACL during Sunday's win over the Falcons, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
Sep 27, 2020 2:02 PM EST
Cohen has reen ruled out for the rest of Sunday's game against the Falcons with a knee injury, Adam Hoge of NBC Sports Chicago reports.
Sep 27, 2020 12:57 PM EST
Cohen rushed five times for 12 yards and caught his only target for 15 yards in the Bears' 17-13 victory over the Giants on Sunday.
Sep 20, 2020 2:48 PM EST
Cohen signed a three-year extension worth $17.25 million with the Bears on Saturday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
Sep 19, 2020 10:11 PM EST
Cohen rushed seven times for 41 yards while catching both of his targets for an additional six yards in Chicago's 27-23 win over the Lions on Sunday.
Sep 13, 2020 2:10 PM EST