The Chicago Bears are retaining running back Tarik Cohen.
Cohen has agreed to a three-year contract extension that is worth $17.25 million in new money at $5.75 million per year, according to NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport. The team later made the deal official.
With incentives, the deal could be worth up to $18.25 million at $6.093 million per year, sources tell Rapoport.
The 2017 fourth-round pick out of North Carolina A&T will receive $9.533 million fully guaranteed and $12.033 million max guarantee on his deal, per Rapoport.
Cohen was in the final year of his rookie contract and he's been a versatile weapon for the Bears since coming into the league as a fourth-round selection in 2017. Cohen is an electric change-of-pace back that can make big plays running the football, or as a receiver either out of the backfield or in the slot. The diminutive speedster has also been a proven playmaker returning punts, earning a First-Team All-Pro honor as a return specialist for the 2018 season.
The Bears' front office has been busy all week, with the added news of wide receiver Allen Robinson resuming contract extension talks.