Back in early August we reported there was no exact time frame for Cohen's return, but HC Matt Nagy suggested it would more like weeks vs. days. Turns out it will be several more weeks. Montgomery and Williams should handle a bulk of the work with Cohen out.
No exact time frame as to when RB Tarik Cohen will return, but Matt Nagy suggested more like “weeks away” as opposed to “days away” (from returning).
Related players: David Montgomery, Damien Williams
Also, there's no guarantee he’d be thrown right back into punt returning when he does get back, the tweet went on to say. The Bears will role with Montgomery and Williams, and Williams is certainly capable of at least taking over the third down and pass catching role Cohen usually occupies.
Sep 30, 2020 · 6:55 PM EDT
Bears RB David Montgomery (wrist) practiced fully Wednesday. Montgomery should see extra work in the passing game with Tarik Cohen out for the year.
Head coach Matt Nagy just about confirmed the news to the media after the game. "Unfortunately, it looks like Tarik Cohen, after we get confirmation, looks like he did end up tearing his ACL," Nagy said. "So that will be a big blow to us there with that, which is unfortunate. So proud of that kid, and he's been really growing." It's terrible for Cohen, who just signed a three-year, $17.25 million extension earlier this month. Cohen suffered the injury during a punt return. After a rash of ACL tears in Week 2, the stretch continued in Week 3. Really sad for a fun back like Cohen. David Montgomery will likely see more work as a result.