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Tarik Cohen will proceed his NFL comeback try with the Jets

Running back Tarik Cohen has signed with the New York Jets, the team announced. According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, Cohen’s deal is for one year. Cohen, who will turn 29 in July, has not played a down in the NFL since 2020 when he was with the Chicago Bears. The 2017 fourth-round pick suffered a

Tarik Cohen will proceed his NFL comeback try with the Jets

Sean Leahy

Operating again Tarik Cohen has signed with the New York Jets, the team announced.

According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, Cohen’s deal is for one yr.

Cohen, who will flip 29 in July, has not performed a down within the NFL since 2020 when he was with the Chicago Bears. The 2017 fourth-round choose suffered a torn ACL, MCL and leg fracture throughout Week 3 of the 2020 season and missed your complete 2021 marketing campaign recovering.

After being launched by the Bears in March 2022 Cohen suffered a torn Achilles tendon throughout an offseason exercise. A yr later, he introduced he was making an attempt a comeback and was signed to the Carolina Panthers‘ follow squad in September 2023.

The Panthers’ released Cohen earlier this month and the Jets have already got an thought of how they’d like to make use of him.

“Tarik, explosive playmaker, he is beginning to get again wholesome,” said Jets head coach Robert Saleh on Wednesday. “With the brand new kickoff guidelines, these kick returners are going to the touch the ball over 100 instances a yr, which is important. A man like him, who’s nonetheless younger, clearly coming off his accidents, we’re excited to have him aboard.”

In elements of 4 seasons with the Bears, Cohen, a 2018 All-Professional and Professional Bowl choice, ran for 1,101 yards on 264 makes an attempt with 5 touchdowns. Out of the backfield, he caught 209 balls for 1,575 yards and located the top zone 9 instances.

As Saleh talked about, Cohen’s returning abilities are what intrigued them ought to he be 100% wholesome. Throughout his time with the Bears, Cohen returned 30 kickoffs for 628 yards in addition to 96 punts for 985 yards and a landing.

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