The Carolina Panthers were one of the most active teams throughout the NFL offseason.
After trading for the No. 1 overall pick in the draft and selecting Bryce Young, the Panthers quickly worked to build the team around him.
This included adding several players on offense, including running back Miles Sanders.
Sanders joined the team with the expectation that he would be the lead running back ahead of Chubba Hubbard and Raheem Blackshear.
While that might still be the case, Adam Schefter has recently reported that the Panthers added another running back to their roster.
Former Bears’ RB Tarik Cohen, who has not played in the NFL since suffering ACL and MCL tears as well as a tibial plateau fracture in September 2020, plans to sign Wednesday to the Carolina Panthers’ practice squad, per his agents Drew Rosenhaus and Ryan Matha.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) September 13, 2023
As Schefter mentioned, Tarik Cohen is slated to join the Panthers’ practice squad.
Cohen hasn’t been seen in the NFL since 2020 after suffering from various injuries throughout his career.
At 28 years old, Cohen will now try to stage a comeback to the league, hoping to make an impact on the Panthers roster.
Cohen’s best statistical season was in 2018, where he racked up 444 rushing yards, 725 receiving yards, and five receiving touchdowns.
His prowess as a pass-catcher could prove valuable to Young, assuming Cohen makes his way to the official roster.
Having a steady-handed veteran in the backfield is a needed asset for young QBs, as they can dump the ball off in a hurry.
However, Cohen’s longevity will likely be called into question given his injury history.
While filming a live video, Cohen tore his Achilles before a return to the Chicago Bears in 2022.
If he can stay healthy, Panthers fans could be treated to a comeback performance this season.NEXT: Insider Gives Update On Panthers, Brian Burns Negotiations