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Tarik Cohen signs rookie deal

05/12/2017 - 11:54 AM

The Chicago Bears and running back Tarik Cohen have agreed to a four-year deal on Thursday.

Cohen, a fourth-round pick in last month’s draft, signed his rookie deal Thursday. He’ll enter camp at the bottom of a crowded Bears running back depth chart with Jordan Howard, Jeremy Langford, Benny Cunningham and Ka’Deem Carey slated ahead of him. However, Cohen, who is coming in at 5’6” 179 pounds, has a unique skill set that includes elusiveness, versatility, and speed—similar to Daren Sproles—which makes him an asset both in the passing game and on special teams. Despite the depth at the position, I’d expect Cohen to make the roster and carve out a role for himself in 2017. Carey could be the odd man out by the time Week 1 rolls around.

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