Report: Jets signing RB Tarik Cohen to one-year deal

Running back Tarik Cohen, who last appeared in an NFL game in 2020, is signing a one-year contract with the New York Jets, ESPN reported Wednesday.

Cohen was an All-Pro return specialist and made the Pro Bowl with the Chicago Bears in 2018 but missed the 2021 season with a torn ACL and the 2022 season with a ruptured Achilles.

He was on the Carolina Panthers’ practice squad last season and spent time on injured reserve with a hamstring injury. The Panthers released him on May 10.

Cohen, who turns 29 in July, joins a running back room in New York that includes Breece Hall, Israel Abanikanda, Xazavian Valladay and rookies Braelon Allen, Isaiah Davis and Markese Stepp.

A fourth-round pick in 2017, Cohen registered 4,286 all-purpose yards and 15 touchdowns in 51 games (22 starts) for Chicago from 2017-20.

Cohen racked up 1,101 rushing yards with five touchdowns along with 1,575 receiving yards and nine touchdowns on 209 catches. He also threw two touchdown passes and returned a punt for a TD with the Bears.

The Achilles injury occurred in May 2022 while Cohen was live-streaming a workout session on Instagram.