(670 The Score) Running back Tarik Cohen has signed a three-year contract extension with the Bears, the team officially announced Sunday morning.
Cohen, 25, will receive $17.25 million in new money, according to Adam Schefter of ESPN. The deal includes a little more than $9.5 million fully guaranteed and could be worth up to $18.25 million, according to the report. Cohen is playing in the final season of his initial rookie deal. The Bears selected him in the fourth round of the 2017 draft.
“We’re extremely excited about being able to extend Tarik,” general manager Ryan Pace said in a statement. “He’s a versatile player that has a big impact on offense and special teams. We love his character, and he’s been a spark plug for our team since we drafted him. Tarik and I both feel he’s a young, ascending player with a lot of high-level years left in this league and we are glad he will be with us in the years to come.”
Cohen has rushed 257 times for 1,068 yards and five touchdowns in 49 career games, adding 205 receptions for 1,540 yards and nine receiving touchdowns. Cohen rushed seven times for 41 yards while adding two receptions in the Bears' season-opening win against the Lions in Detroit last Sunday.
On Sunday, Pace also expressed his confidence that the Bears and top receiver Allen Robinson will reach a contract extension.
Roster moves: The Bears ruled out linebacker Josh Woods for their game Sunday due to personal reasons. Linebacker Devante Bond was activated from the practice squad.
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