Cohen (ankle) appears to be fine after exiting Monday's contest late in the game, Adam Hoge of WGN reports.
Head coach Matt Nagy said Cohen was dancing around in the locker room after the victory over the Seahawks. He finished the contest with four rushes for eight yards and caught one pass for 17 yards prior to exiting.
Cohen is questionable to return to Monday's game against the Seahawks due to an ankle injury.
Cohen carried four times for eight yards and caught one pass for 17 yards prior to exiting. He also returned four punts for an average of 14.5 yards per tote. The severity of Cohen's injury is not yet known, but Benny Cunningham figures to see an extended role in the Bear's backfield as long as the second-year running back is out with Bryce Callahan in line to see punt return opportunities.
Cohen rushed five times for 25 yards while catching three passes for 16 yards in Sunday's loss to the Packers.
Cohen was used often while the Bears were pulling out to a 17-0 halftime lead, but his role decreased as the team played more conservatively the rest of the way. He wasn't used as solely a change-of-pace option to Jordan Howard, but both backs were often on the field at the same time. In addition, Cohen was used as a quarterback when the team used the wildcat formation. This will likely be one of his least-productive games, as it's clear the coaching staff plans to use him in a variety of ways.
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.
Defenses were already keying on Cohen by the third game of last season, partially explaining why the previous coaching staff seemed to under-utilize him as the season progressed. However, with a significantly improved receiver group, Cohen's excited that opposing defenses won't be able to consistently bracket him on pass plays. As a result, the second-year playmaker should have plenty of opportunities to beat the linebackers and safeties who'll be assigned to cover him. Although he's a clear fantasy breakout candidate, he's still facing a cloudy role with Jordan Howard expected to serve as the team's lead ballcarrier.
|Bye: Week 5|
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|9||11/4/18||@ BUF||1:00 pm|
|12||11/22/18||@ DET||12:30 pm|
|13||12/2/18||@ NYG||1:00 pm|
|16||12/23/18||@ SF||4:05 pm|
|17||12/30/18||@ MIN||1:00 pm|
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