Cohen (ankle) wasn't listed on Wednesday's injury report, Kevin Fishbain of The Athletic reports. Cohen was removed late in the fourth quarter of Monday's win over the Seahawks and later diagnosed with an ankle injury. In the locker room afterwards, he was in good spirits, head coach Matt Nagy told Adam Hoge of WGN Radio 720 AM Chicago. With a full practice under his belt Wednesday, Cohen will focus on getting on the same page as quarterback Mitchell Trubisky, who has targeted the pass-catching back on just five of his 69 throws this season.
Cohen (ankle) appears to be fine after exiting late in the fourth quarter Monday of the Bears' 24-17 victory over the Seahawks, Adam Hoge of WGN Radio 720 AM Chicago reports. Head coach Matt Nagy said Cohen was dancing around in the locker room after the victory, which offers as good of evidence as any that his ankle issue isn't a concern. Prior to departing, Cohen contributed eight yards on four carries and caught one pass for 17 yards.
Cohen won't play in Thursday's preseason contest against the Bills, Kevin Fishbain of The Athletic Chicago reports. Cohen exits exhibition season with just one touch, a 10-yard catch in preseason Week 2. As he prepares for his second campaign, he's set to serve as the pass-catching back after a 53-reception season as a rookie. That said, starting running back Jordan Howard is expected to have a third-down role as well, which could place a damper on Cohen's potential.
Cohen will not play in Saturday's preseason game against the Chiefs, Kevin Fishbain of The Athletic Chicago reports. The shifty second-year tailback is among 31 Bears who will remain on the sidelines for Saturday's matchup, leaving Benny Cunningham, Taquan Mizzell, Ryan Nall and Knile Davis to shoulder the load out of the backfield for the Bears on Saturday. Cohen could return to action during the preseason finale, or the staff could elect to save him and the rest of the regulars for Week 1.
Cohen said he added muscle in the offseason and is up to 190 pounds, Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune reports. Cohen checked in at 179 pounds ahead of last year's draft -- where he was a fourth-round pick -- and was listed at 181 for the regular season. Given that he's only 5-foot-6, his current weight likely falls in the upper range of where he can comfortably play without sacrificing too much speed. Cohen came out of the gate fast with at least four catches and 48 scrimmage yards in each of his first four games, but he ultimately finished the year with only 87 carries for 370 yards and two touchdowns and 53 catches for 353 yards and another score. New head coach Matt Nagy confirmed Jordan Howard's status as the lead back, but Cohen nonetheless figures to be a big part of the offense as the Bears look to open up their passing attack for Mitchell Trubisky's second season. In addition to competing with Benny Cunningham for playing time on passing downs, Cohen likely will push Howard for early-down work. Howard has been remarkably unreliable as a receiving option, dropping 12 of 82 targets (14.6 percent) in two NFL seasons.
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|4||09/30||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||29||27.00|
|7||10/21||New England Patriots||20||17.00|
|8||10/28||New York Jets||15||16.00|
|13||12/02||@New York Giants||19||16.00|
|14||12/09||Los Angeles Rams||8||12.00|
|15||12/16||Green Bay Packers||7||12.00|
|16||12/23||@San Francisco 49ers||11||13.00|
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|3 Year Avg||87||370||2||53||353||1||92|