The Chicago Bears officially terminated the contract of wide receiver/special teams ace Johnny Knox on Tuesday.
Knox has now stepped forward to call it a day in the aftermath of a devastating spinal injury has limited his ability to perform at the NFL level.
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Johnny Knox was cut earlier this week by the Chicago Bears. The wide receiver/return specialist vowed to return to the game, but after a few days of contemplation he appears to have changed his mind.
At the tender age of 26 he is retiring from football.
Knox has not played since taking the above hit in a game against Seattle back in December 2011. More than 13 months later...
According to Vaugh McClure of the Chicago Tribune (via NFL.com), as much as former Bears wide receiver Johnny Knox would love to play next season, it likely won’t happen.
“He had to work himself back up to where he could even walk,” former Bears receivers coach Darryl Drake told the Tribune. “He had to work to get himself up out of bed. Hopefully, he’ll continue to work...
Johnny Knox is the perfect rebuttal to those that feel that athletes make too much money for playing a game.
The wide receiver who once earned Pro Bowl honors as a kick returner saw his contract with the Chicago Bears terminated on Tuesday after sustaining a back injury that in 2011 that may have ended his career.
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Chicago Bears receiver Johnny Knox remains on the physically unable to perform list and will miss the entire season because of a back injury.
He had a deadline Tuesday to return to practice from the list. That didn't happen.
Knox sustained a gruesome back injury against Seattle last season and needed surgery to stabilize a vertebra. He has 133 receptions for 2,214 yards in...
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November 07, 2012
When Chicago Bears wide receiver Johnny Knox suffered a horrifying injury to vertebrae in his back last December, many anticipated that this would happen. But Bears fans were optimistic that Knox might be ready to go by the time the 2012 NFL season kicked off. If his appearance in organized team activities this morning were any indication, that just might be a pipe dream as he seems...
Johnny Knox insists he will play again for the Chicago Bears. He's just not sure when.
Knox said Wednesday that he hopes to be ready for the opener even though he realizes he could miss a big chunk of the season after suffering a back injury on a horrific hit against Seattle in December.
He had just caught a pass when Seattle's Kam Chancellor poked the ball out of his hands...
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May 23, 2012
Bears receiver Johnny Knox underwent surgery Monday to stabilize the L1 vertebra in the lumbar region of his back and is projected to be ready for 2012 training camp, if not sooner, according to a league source. The Bears wouldn’t provide a timetable, but a source said Knox could be healed in three...
ESPN - The Chicago Bears medical staff carted off receiver Johnny Knox in the first quarter of Sunday's game against the Seattle Seahawks because of what appeared to be a back injury.
Knox took a vicious shot from Seahawks defensive end Anthony Hargrove
while scrambling for a fumble at the end of a 17-yard catch over the
middle. Down on the field for approximately 10...
During today’s game against the Seahawks, Chicago Bears receiver Johnny Knox gets hit and bent backwards. He was carted off on a stretcher but was moving his hands as he left the field, so that’s a good sign. We wish him nothing but the best and a safe, full recovery.
WARNING – this is pretty grim:
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