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Bears transfer Tarik Cohen to the reserve/PUP list

NFL: Chicago Bears OTA Kamil Krzaczynski-USA TODAY Sports

Chicago Bears running back Tarik Cohen, who was on the physically unable to perform list (PUP) for all of training camp, will remain on the PUP to start the regular season. Brad Biggs was the first to report.

This means that Cohen is ineligible to play the first six weeks of the season, and than at that time the Bears have three options with him.

  1. Cohen can return to practice
  2. He can be placed on injured reserved
  3. Or the Bears can release within five weeks

Judging by the timeline of his knee surgery, even if he had a recent clean up procedure done which was alluded to by head coach Matt Nagy, Cohen will be likely be back at practice at some point after the sixth week. Then at that time the Bears open up a 21 day window to evaluate him before either activating him or putting him on injured reserve.

Unless there was a setback in his training, and there has been no indication that there was one, Cohen should be back at some point this season.