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Jay Cutler and The Chicago Bears Really Miss Johnny Knox

One player typically doesn’t define an offense, but when it comes to specific value, the Chicago Bears probably wish they still had Johnny Knox. This isn’t just from a teammate standpoint.  Jay Cutler and a few others who were on those offensive units from 2009 to 2011 of course remember him fondly that way but it was what he brought to the table that they probably miss the...
Via Sports Mockery
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Chicago Bears: Johnny Knox Sued For Breach of Contract

According to a recent report by the Chicago Sun-Times, Johnny Knox is being sued over a breach of contract. Knox played for the Chicago Bears from 2009-2011 before a gruesome injury ended his career. Not Paying His Bills Knox allegedly hired a company, VDP Enterprises, to help him secure his retirement and disability benefits from the NFL after representing himself failed. The report...
Via Sports Mockery
26 days ago  |  Discuss

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
September 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Former Bears WR Johnny Knox won’t play football again

During his time with the Chicago Bears, wide receiver Johnny Knox showed flashes of a dynamic wide receiver with big-play capability. However, following a devastating hit in December of 2011 and after undergoing an arduous rehab process, Knox has said that his playing career is over. In talking with Sean Jensen of The Chicago Sun-Times, Knox admitted that this is a “hard pill...
Via NFL Injury Report
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

Johnny Knox Decides To Retire

Bears wideout Johnny Knox has told the Chicago Sun-Times that his professional football career is over.Fantasy Spin:Knox never fully recovered from the spinal fusion surgery he had in December 2011 to repair nerve damage. The 26-year-old will hang up his cleats after just three NFL seasons. In that time, Knox was able to amass 2,214 receiving yards and 12 touchdowns with his most...
Via Fantasy Football Champs
February 13, 2013  |  Discuss

Bears Receiver Johnny Knox Announces His Retirement From The NFL

  Former Bears probowl receiver and return man Johnny Knox has announced that he’s moving on from the NFL after still reeling from the affects of a gruesome hit he took vs the Seahawks in 2011. NFL.com reported on the surprising news, as just 14 months removed from the accident Knox has decided to call it a career. “As an athlete, you don’t want to give up, you want to keep...
Via BlackSportsOnline
February 13, 2013  |  Discuss

Former Bears WR Johnny Knox is hanging up the Cleats

Former Bears wide receiver Johnny Knox said Wednesday that he’s decided to retire, rather than make a return to the game that sent him off with a gruesome back injury in 2011. Diagnosed with a Spinal Cord injury after being hit in action by Anthony Hargrove in a December 18th 2011 game against the Seahawks , Knox said that he had hoped to return to the field in 2013, but earlier...
Via Down and Distance
February 13, 2013  |  Discuss

Johnny Knox “unlikely to play again”

Johnny Knox may not play in the NFL ever again. Knox missed the 2012 season and sources told the Chicago Tribune that the wide receiver is “unlikely to play again.” Knox sustained a thoracic-lumbar junction fracture-dislocation with neurological involvement back in Week 15 of the 2011 season. Since that time Knox has had to retrain himself how to walk and get out of bed. On Tuesday...
Via Tireball.com
February 13, 2013  |  Discuss

Knox’s Bears career comes to an end

Johnny Knox still hopes to continue the professional football career that got put on hold following a gruesome hit that led to spinal fusion surgery late in the 2011 season. Unfortunately, it won’t be with the Chicago Bears In a move that should surprise no one but is still tinged with sadness, the Bears terminated the contract of Knox on Tuesday. Bears General [...]
Via Bears Claws
February 12, 2013  |  Discuss

Bears Terminate WR Johnny Knox’s Contract

The Chicago Bears announced on Tuesday that they’ve officially terminated the contract of WR Johnny Knox. Knox, who is recovering from a fractured vertebrae, missed the entire 2012 season and was set to become an unrestricted free agent. The Bears could have retained him for another season by  tolling his contract since he was placed on PUP, but obviously elected to pass on...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
February 12, 2013  |  Discuss

Knox will not play a snap in 2012

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...
Via AP on Fox
November 07, 2012  |  Discuss

Johnny Knox unlikely to return this season

The Chicago Bears have been without Johnny Knox as the wide  receiver attempts to come back from a back injury. Even with the production of Brandon Marshall and the hype around rookie Alshon Jeffery it is clear the Bears still miss the big play ability of Knox. ‘‘I miss him because of what he brought to the table — the speed factor. The ability to stretch the field,’’...
Via Tireball.com
October 31, 2012  |  Discuss

Bears trim roster to 75; place Knox on PUP

The Chicago Bears beat Monday’s deadline to cut down to the NFL mandated 75 player limit by making a series of moves  Sunday, including placing rehabbing wide receiver Johnny Knox on the physically unable to perform (PUP) list, meaning Knox will sit out the first six games of the season. Knox, injured in the December 18 game with Seattle, has [...]
Via Bears Claws
August 26, 2012  |  Discuss

Knox headed to Bears PUP list

Chicago Bears wide receiver Johnny Knox, badly injured in a late-season game with Seattle, will miss the beginning of training camp, and most likely, a portion of the 2012 season, after being placed on the club’s Physically-Unable-to-Perform (PUP) list. Knox was moved there prior to the start of camp, but could be elevated to the roster should he recover at anytime prior to the [...]
Via Bears Claws
July 25, 2012  |  Discuss

Bears place Knox on PUP list

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...
Via AP on Fox
July 25, 2012  |  Discuss

Bears place WR Knox on PUP list

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...
Via AP on Fox
July 25, 2012  |  Discuss

Bears’ Johnny Knox acknowledges he could miss part or all of next season

When Johnny Knox suffered a gruesome spinal injury late last season, it was fair to wonder if he’d ever play again. While he hasn’t ruled out playing again, Knox did acknowledge today that he could miss part of all of next season. Knox, the Bears’ leading receiver with 37 catches for 727 yards and 2 touchdowns in 14 games last year, has lost 30 pounds since the injury and looked...
Via The Football Fan Spot
May 25, 2012  |  Discuss

Knox eyeing return to Bears after injury

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...
Via AP on Fox
May 23, 2012  |  Discuss

WR Knox eyeing return to Bears after injury

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...
Via AP on Fox
May 23, 2012  |  Discuss

Johnny Knox's Road To Recovery

Both quarterback Jay Cutler and running back Matt Forte suffered injuries that cut their seasons short for the Chicago Bears. But it was wide receiver Johnny Knox's back injury that was the most frightening. Anyone who saw the injury as it happened will remember how bad it looked. He was down for a long time while the trainers attended to him and finally left the field on an...
Via Football Nation
February 08, 2012  |  Discuss

Knox undergoes 'successful' surgery

Chicago Bears wide receiver Johnny Knox underwent a "successful" procedure Monday to stabilize vertebrae in his back, the team announced. Knox was carted off the field Sunday after taking an awkward hit during the Bears' 38-14 loss to the Seattle Seahawks. Bears coach Lovie Smith confirmed Monday Knox would be done for the season, but remained optimistic about the...
Via Fox Sports
December 19, 2011  |  Discuss

Bears WR Knox (back) to miss rest of season

Chicago Bears receiver Johnny Knox will miss the rest of the season after undergoing back surgery Monday. Coach Lovie Smith confirmed that Knox would not play again this year. He was taken from the field on a cart early in Sunday's blowout loss to the Seattle Seahawks. Smith says the surgery to stabilize a vetebra in his lower to mid back started Monday morning and was not finished...
Via AP on Fox
December 19, 2011  |  Discuss

Gruesome -- Johnny Knox Bent In Half

Chicago Bears WR Johnny Knox Gets Bent In Half? Johnny Knox Gets Bent In Half. A Spine surgeon says Johnny Knox should be fine for 2012. But when a surgeon says you'll be fine and he/she is a... Full story at Bob's Blitz ~ http://www.bobsblitz.com
Via Bob's Blitz
December 19, 2011  |  Discuss

Report: Bears' Knox to have surgery

Chicago Bears wide receiver Johnny Knox will undergo back surgery to stabilize vertebrae in his back Monday following a hit that saw him carted from Soldier Field in the first quarter of Sunday's 38-14 loss to the Seattle Seahawks. Coach Lovie Smith confirmed after the game that Knox had total movement throughout his body. "[He] has total use of all of his extremities...
Via Fox Sports
December 18, 2011  |  Discuss
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