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Bears hiding Tarik Cohen this preseason? ‘I would think they’re saving me’

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — Maybe the Bears are hiding running back Tarik Cohen — he played only one snap in last week’s preseason game against the Bengals.

He prefers to think of it as protection.

“I would think they’re saving me,” he said. “I really would like to be out there.

“I feel like I gotta get adjusted to hits. That’s what the preseason’s all about — getting back into that flow of getting hits and delivering hits, so when the regular season rolls around, you’re stable.”

Bears running back Tarik Cohen takes part in drills during a joint NFL football training camp session Wednesday. (David Zalubowski, AP photo)

Bears running back Tarik Cohen takes part in drills during a joint NFL football training camp session Wednesday. (David Zalubowski, AP photo)

Cohen understands why he’s not playing more, though.

“As the preseason goes on, starters usually play more,” he said.

He figures to get more playing time Saturday against the Broncos. The Bears plan on using starter Jordan Howard for the first time this season, too.

Sanders 1, Fuller 0

Someone tweeted a video of Broncos receiver Emmanuel Sanders torching cornerback Kyle Fuller in Wednesday’s practice, saying that Sanders has another son named Kyle Fuller.

Sanders loved the clip, which showed Fuller slipping down after Sanders turned him around.

“Y’all saw the film,” Sanders said Thursday. “Somebody said he was my son, so I guess I have a son.”

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Sanders laughed about it. Asked how his son Princeton would feel, he laughed again.

“He wants a brother anyways,” Sanders said.

 This and that

  • Former Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning attended practice, hugged quarterback Mitch Trubisky and posed for pictures with the Bears’ three quarterbacks.

  • The Bears signed a second long snapper, Oregon alum Tanner Carew, who was the only player at his position to attend the NFL Scouting Combine. The Bears also waived former Notre Dame linebacker Andrew Trumbetti with an injury designation.