Tarik Cohen could be getting a new contract soon. Kena Krutsinger-USA TODAY Sports

'Real possibility' Tarik Cohen, Bears agree to extension ahead of Week 2?

Allen Robinson isn't the only player seeking a new deal with the Chicago Bears as of late. 

According to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, there's a "real possibility" that the Bears and Tarik Cohen agree to a contract extension ahead of the team's Week 2 matchup against the New York Giants. 

Cohen is in the final year of his four-year, $3 million rookie deal with Chicago. He signed with the Bears after being selected in the fourth round of the 2017 draft out of North Carolina A&T. 

The 25-year-old has proved himself to be a reliable option for the team moving forward. In Week 1 against the Detroit Lions, Cohen rushed for 41 yards while adding two receptions for six yards. 

Last season, Cohen had 64 carries for 213 yards and 79 receptions for 456 yards and three touchdowns. However, those numbers were down from his Pro Bowl campaign in 2018 when he put up 1,169 yards from scrimmage. 

If the Bears sign Cohen, he'll be the second player from their 2017 draft class to land an extension. Star safety Eddie Jackson landed a four-year, $58.4 million deal earlier in the offseason.

Chicago's highest pick from the 2017 class, Mitchell Trubisky, still is waiting on an extension. There are no guarantees the Bears sign him as he's been rather disappointing. They also declined his fifth-year option. 

Erin Walsh is a Boston sports fan through and through. Although many think Boston sports fans are insufferable, Erin tries to see things from a neutral perspective. Her passion is hockey, and she believes defense wins championships. In addition to covering sports for Yardbarker, she covers Boston sports for NBC Sports Boston. Follow her on Twitter @ewalsh90

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