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Injured Bears WR Johnny Knox admitted hes not quite there physically, and hell be an unrestricted free agent in the offseason but hes confident hell return to action in 2013, and he wants to do so in a Bears uniform.
I would love to come back here, Knox said. The Bears gave me my first chance, my first opportunity, and I would love to remain here.
Knox shined in 2010 and 2011, until Dec. 18, 2011, when he was drilled in the back by Seattle Seahawks defensive end Anthony Hargrove at Soldier Field.
He enters the final year of his current deal, set to make $1.85 million with a cap number of $2.94 million but if they trade or release him, the Bears would save about $2 million.
Bennett also has a healthy contract after signing a five-year, $18.5 million deal last December but hes already collected half of that, and his base salary for 2013 is $2.25 million.
For Knox, though, the focus is just getting healthy.
I feel good, man, Knox said. Thats the ultimate goal, for me to get back on the field next season.
I got short-term goals, and Im just trying to do better than I did last week. I still got some work to do.
Source: Chicago Sun Times
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