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FFL: Preseason | NFL: Week 1
Tarik Cohen


College: North Carolina A&T | 5 years
Height: 5'6" | Weight: 181 lbs
Birth Date: 1995-07-26
2024 Bye Week: 12

Total Pts: 0
Avg Pts: 0.00
Rank: 172 RB

Free Agent

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Player Notes
May 31 4:50pm ET

New York Jets running back Tarik Cohen has not played in an NFL game since the 2020 regular season, but the 28-year-old signed with the organization on May 29 in hopes of keeping his career alive. According to Jets reporter Brandyn Pokrass, Cohen looks shifty and explosive, and he's already running with the first-team offense. It's worth noting Breece Hall (undisclosed) is working in the rehab area at OTAs, but it's still a surprise for Cohen to be involved this early in the process. The former fourth-round pick out of North Carolina A&T spent four seasons with the Chicago Bears from 2017 to 2020 and racked up 1,101 rushing yards, 209 receptions, 1,575 receiving yards, and 16 total touchdowns in 51 games. He has since suffered a fractured tibial plateau, torn ACL, and torn Achilles. It would be a surprise if he makes noise in fantasy football this year, but if he makes the roster, he could have a small role behind Hall and fourth-round rookie Braelon Allen.

From RotoBaller

May 29 2:20pm ET

The New York Jets signed free-agent running back Tarik Cohen to an undisclosed one-year deal on Wednesday, according to a source. Cohen was one of the league's top return specialists and a receiving threat with the Chicago Bears before serious injuries derailed his career. He last played in the NFL in 2020 but will not attempt a comeback with the Jets. The Bears took the 28-year-old in the fourth round (119th overall) in 2017 out of North Carolina A&T. Cohen was a Pro Bowler and first-team All-Pro in 2018 as a kick returner, and he had 264 rushing attempts for 1,101 yards and five touchdowns in his four seasons in Chicago, adding 209 receptions for 1,575 receiving yards and nine touchdowns through the air. He spent most of last year on the Panthers' practice squad and is unlikely to make an impact for the Jets or for fantasy managers in 2024.

From RotoBaller

May 29 10:53am ET

Free-agent RB Tarik Cohen (Panthers) agreed to a one-year deal with the New York Jets Wednesday, May 29. Financial terms weren't disclosed.

From TheHuddle

May 10 2:00pm ET

The Carolina Panthers released veteran running back Tarik Cohen, who was attempting a comeback from a series of injuries that derailed his time as a Pro Bowl return man with the Chicago Bears. Cohen hasn't played in a regular-season game in the NFL since 2020, and it remains to be seen if he'll latch on with another club this offseason. The 28-year-old was a former fourth-round pick in 2017 by the Bears out of North Carolina A&T. He was never much of a ball-carrier at 5-foot-6, 181 pounds, but he excelled as a returner and as a pass-catcher out of the backfield. Cohen suffered an ACL tear in Week 3 of 2020 and also tore his Achilles in May of 2022. He spent most of last year on Carolina's practice squad but missed two months with a hamstring injury.

From RotoBaller

May 10 10:53am ET

Carolina Panthers RB Tarik Cohen was released Friday, May 10.

From TheHuddle

Apr 24 8:20pm ET

Carolina Panthers linebacker Shaq Thompson (leg), offensive guard Austin Corbett (knee), pass-rusher Jadeveon Clowney and running back Tarik Cohen (Achilles) have all been taking part in drills during voluntary offseason workouts this week. Meanwhile, offensive guard Chandler Zavala (knee) and linebackers D.J. Wonnum (quadriceps) Amare Barno (knee) weren't participating in drills. Thompson, who suffered a fractured fibula in Week 2 last year against the New Orleans Saints, is the most notable name of this group. The 30-year-old should be ready to go for training camp and the preseason later this year as long as he doesn't suffer a setback before then. The former 25th overall pick in 2015 out of Washington recorded 100-plus combined tackles in each of his previous four seasons with Carolina before getting hurt in 2023.

From RotoBaller

Jan 8 4:13pm ET

Carolina Panthers RB Tarik Cohen, RB Mike Boone, RB Spencer Brown, WR Jalen Camp, WR Cam Sims, TE Jordan Matthews, TE Chris Pierce, OT Badara Traore, DE Raequan Williams, CB AJ Parker and CB Lamar X. Jackson signed Reserve/Future contracts on Monday, Jan. 8.

From TheHuddle

Player Transactions
  • 29-May-2024: Tarik Cohen - SGN - The New York Jets signed RB Tarik Cohen.
  • 10-May-2024: Tarik Cohen - REL - The Carolina Panthers released RB Tarik Cohen.
  • 27-Dec-2023: Tarik Cohen - PRA - The Carolina Panthers assigned RB Tarik Cohen to the practice squad.
  • 06-Nov-2023: Tarik Cohen - IR - The Carolina Panthers placed RB Tarik Cohen on IR.
  • 13-Sep-2023: Tarik Cohen - PRA - The Carolina Panthers signed RB Tarik Cohen to the practice squad.
  • 11-Mar-2022: CHI Tarik Cohen - Cut
  • 15-Feb-2022: CHI Tarik Cohen - Activated from PUP
  • 31-Aug-2021: CHI Tarik Cohen - Placed on PUP
  • 10-Feb-2021: CHI Tarik Cohen - Off IR - torn right ACL
  • 29-Sep-2020: CHI Tarik Cohen - On IR - torn right ACL
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