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6 Highlight Videos To Remember Johnny Knox #TBT

#TBT – Johnny Knox was a bright spot for the Chicago Bears back when they had a terrible receiving core and struggled to put points on the board. The 6’0″ receiver, from Abilene Christian University in Texas, won over Chicago fans with his electrifying speed and return game excitement. Unfortunately though….his career was cut short, Knox sustained a serious back injury...
Via Sports Mockery
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Johnny Knox comments on retirement

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. Please Click Here To Read This Story The post Johnny Knox officially retires after Chicago Bears release appeared first...
Via Players View
February 14, 2013  |  Discuss

The Hit That Ended Johnny Knox's Career

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...
Via FatManWriting
February 14, 2013  |  Discuss

Report: Johnny Knox will likely never play football again

According to Vaugh McClure of the Chicago Tribune (via, 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...
Via Pro Football Zone
February 13, 2013  |  1 Comment

Chicago Bears terminate Johnny Knox’s contract

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. Please Click Here To Read This Story. The post Chicago Bears terminate...
Via Players View
February 12, 2013  |  Discuss

If Johnny Knox is Done for 2012, Where do the Bears Turn?

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...
May 24, 2012  |  Discuss

Johnny Knox has surgery, should be ready for camp

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...
Via Inside the Bears
December 20, 2011  |  Discuss

The Chicago Bears lose WR Johnny Knox for the rest of the season

25-year old WR Johnny Knox is done for the year for the Chicago Bears.  He will undergo surgery today to stabilize a vertebra in his back.  He will have a 3-4 month recovery period if his surgery today is successful.  Knox played in 13 games for the Bears this year and he caught 36 passes for 712 yards (19.8 avg) with 2 TD grabs.  He also returned 14 kickoffs for 374 yards (26...
Via Bears Locker
December 19, 2011  |  Discuss

Johnny Knox Got Bent Backwards (Video)

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 minutes...
Via Backyard Sports Blog
December 18, 2011  |  Discuss

Knox folded in half by a brutal hit

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:     Link to original article: Johnny Knox Gets Bent In Half...
Via Next Impulse Sports
December 18, 2011  |  Discuss
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