RB - FA
Free Agent RB Tarik Cohen has torn his achilles during his offseason workout on Tuesday morning.
In what was a freak accident in a workout on Tuesday, as he was running through a drill the running back appeared to have torn some type of muscle in the video on his live and it has since been announce that it is his achilles. This is a tough blow for a player everyone loves and the league will be rooting for a fast recovery for him. With the timeline of recovery for this type of injury ranging from 4-12 months he will likely not see the field in 2022, which means he should remain on waivers for this season.
Former Bears RB Tarik Cohen appeared to have badly injured his leg in a video streamed on his Instagram live after he recently recovered from an ACL injury.
This is brutal news for Cohen as he had just recovered from an ACL injury suffered in 2020 and was getting ready to work hard all summer to draw interest in him again for a contract. This is unfortunate timing for the running back as he is currently a free agent and may remain that way now that he has suffered what is likely a serious injury. For now he should not be rostered in any league and he should be monitored to see how bad the injury really is. Fantasy aside this is a gut wrenching situation as he has been a grinder putting in work to get in to the NFL and along with suffering some other bad breaks in his personal life and football life this was certainly the last thing that anybody wanted to see happen to this brilliant young man.
Tarik Cohen is being released by the Chicago Bears.
Cohen missed the entire season last year with a knee injury and has yet to receive clearance to play. Cohen's release frees up cap space for Chicago and frees up extra playing time for Khalil Herbert.
Chicago placed Tarik Cohen on the reserve/PUP list.
This means Cohen will miss at least the first six weeks of the season. Damien Williams will serve as the No. 2 running back in the Bears backfield behind David Montgomery to open the season.
Chicago Bears HC Matt Nagy says that RB Tarik Cohen is "weeks away," not "days away" from returning to practice as he is still recovering from tearing his ACL last season, per Mark Grote of WSCR Radio.
Cohen was expected to be healthier at this point in his recovery, but the process has been slow. Nagy added that there is no guarantee that he will be thrown into punt returning duties when he returns. Cohen isn't likely to be drafted in most leagues, but this gives RB David Montgomery a chance to prove himself as an every-down back. Cohen will have to earn back his time on the field as he returns from injury.