Posted July 25, 2012 on AP on Fox
PLAYERS: Johnny Knox
TEAMS: Chicago Bears
The Chicago Bears have put receiver Johnny Knox on the physically unable to perform list. The move announced Wednesday was not a surprise, since general manager Phil Emery had said it might happen. Knox suffered a gruesome back injury against Seattle last season and needed surgery to stabilize a vertebra. Knox has 133 receptions for 2,214 yards in three seasons and has been a contributor on special teams with 55 kickoff returns for 1,506 yards. The Bears start practicing on Thursday.

Bears place WR Knox on PUP

Wide receiver Johnny Knox was placed on the active/physically unable to perform list by the Bears as he continues to recover from the hit last December that nearly left him paralyzed. The 6-foot Knox lost at least 30 pounds following the December collision against former Seattle defensive tackle Anthony Hargrove. In May, he had gained back roughly 10 pounds, and his ability to...

Chicago Bears taking "big, big risk"; should they allow Urlacher to test free agency

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Is 2012 Lovie Smith’s last stand with the Chicago Bears?

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Urlacher says Bears poised to meet expectations

Brian Urlacher's outlook is as healthy as his left knee. The Pro Bowl linebacker believes the Chicago Bears are loaded and ready to meet soaring expectations after one of their busiest offseasons in recent memory. New general manager Phil Emery replaced the fired Jerry Angelo as general manager and immediately went to work, acquiring Pro Bowl receiver Brandon Marshall from...

Bears Acquire Brian Price from Buccaneers

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Happy Birthday Walter ‘Sweetness’ Payton: Past NFL Great

On July 25th, 1954 in the small town of Columbia, Mississippi Walter Payton was born.  Luckily for the Chicago Bears, Walter was active in sports and found his calling in football. Walter was drafted by the Chicago Bears  in the first round of the 1957 NFL draft, as the fourth overall pick. He is known as being one [...]

Training Camp Thoughts: Hester, Knox, Urlacher and Cutler

Today Bears players went through physicals and conditioning tests in Bourbonnais. WR/KR Devin Hester had lots to say about his plans for the upcoming season with the offense. The speedy return man and receiver will have a package geared towards his strengths this season in Mike Tice’s offense. My biggest thing is when I catch the ball, (I want to) accelerate and make guys miss...

2012 Bears Training Camp Preview: Secondary

The Bears' secondary stayed relatively healthy last season. Charles Tillman was voted to his first Pro Bowl after posting yet another solid season. Tim Jennings proved to be a consistent tackler and tough coverage man. He let a couple of interceptions slip out of his hands. That's something that he has to improve in order to keep his starting job. D.J. Moore posted...

Did You Know? 7-26-12

The Bears were 7-3 in games that Jay Cutler started last season. In the three losses, the Bears called more passing plays than running plays. In those three losses, the Bears averaged just around 14 points per game and Jay Cutler averaged 40 throws per game. Against New Orleans in Week 2 the Bears' offense ran 45 passing plays compared to just 12 rushing plays. The team...

Report: Texans to give Williams tryout

Wide receiver Roy Williams will be in Houston on Thursday for a tryout with the Texans, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reported Wednesday. Williams, a nine-year veteran, caught 37 passes for 507 yards last season for the Chicago Bears. He has 393 catches in his career for 5,715 yards and 44 touchdowns. The Texans have little depth at wide receiver. Beyond starters Andre Johnson...

Bears acquire DT Brian Price from Bucs

The Chicago Bears have traded an undisclosed 2013 draft pick to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers for defensive tackle Brian Price.

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Price could be right for Bears DT

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Training Camp Thoughts Day 2: C. Williams, Tice, Marshall and Tillman

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