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Bears, Tarik Cohen Agree to 3-Year Extension

The Chicago Bears and running back Tarik Cohen have agreed to a three-year contract extension.
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When the Bears take the field on Sunday afternoon against the New York Giants, one of their players will have a freshly-minted contract.

Late Saturday night, ESPN's Adam Schefter reported that the Bears are signing Tarik Cohen to a three-year extension.

It was reported earlier in the day that the Bears were looking to extend the running back.

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Cohen currently serves as the complement running back to starter David Montgomery. He handles the primary punt returning duties as well.

The 2017 fourth-round pick was named to the Pro Bowl, First-Team All-Pro, and won the Brian Piccolo Award back in 2018.

This extension, however, comes somewhat as a surprise as the expectation was that the Bears would prioritize Allen Robinson and attempt to get him signed to a new multi-year deal.

It has yet to been seen how Cohen's contract extension affects Robinson's contract status. Hopefully, it follows suit.