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Bear Report Radio: Combine Wrap Up

We discuss the arrest of J'Marcus Webb, the release of Johnny Knox and the recent comments by Bears brass. We also break down the prospects most likely to be selected by the Bears in the first round of this year's draft. Finally, we talk with Russ Lande, Director of Scouting for the National Football Post and former NFL scout.
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March 01, 2013  |  Discuss

Fantasy Football News – Johnny Knox Retires From Football

Fantasy Football News - Chicago Bears wide receiver Johnny Knox has retired from football at the age of 26, 14 months after his spinal fusion operation. FFLockerRoom Take - We wish the young man plenty of success throughout his life. While it is easy to get lost in the game, it brings to you the harsh reality at times of how this game really affects someone’s life. Narrowly avoiding...
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February 14, 2013  |  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...
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February 14, 2013  |  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

After release, Chicago Bear WR Johnny Knox announces retirement from football

The Chicago Bears released speedy wide receiver Johnny Knox on Tuesday after he was unable to return to the field in 2012. Knox suffered a horrific back injury in December 2011 while playing against the Seattle Seahawks. One day after his release, Knox told reporters that he has given up any plans of returning to the NFL and is retiring from the game.   Anyone that saw the hit...
Via thepigskinreport.com
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 will retire from football

According to the Chicago Sun-Times, former Bears wide receiver Johnny Knox has decided to retire from the game of football. Knox is reportedly still walking with a limp 14 months after undergoing a spinal fusion operation.  He also ”struggles to sit or stand” comfortably. “I was centimeters away from being paralyzed, so just sitting here and talking, I’m appreciative of...
Via Pro Football Zone
February 13, 2013  |  Discuss

Report: Johnny Knox will likely never play football again

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...
Via Pro Football Zone
February 13, 2013  |  1 Comment

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 [...]
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February 12, 2013  |  Discuss

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

Bears terminate contract of Johnny Knox

The Chicago Bears today terminated the contracted of vested veteran wide receiver Johnny Knox, who missed all of last season due to a back injury. The team also signed a third-year cornerback.
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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

Bears release Johnny Knox

The Chicago have announced that they’ve released wide receiver Johnny Knox who suffered a serious back injury in 2011 and never played this past season.  We can now wonder if his NFL career is over. Team news: The #Bears have terminated the contract of WR Johnny Knox this morning. — Chicago Bears (@ChicagoBears) February 12, 2013   Need NFL Tickets? var _CI = _CI || {}...
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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,’’...
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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 [...]
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August 26, 2012  |  Discuss

Bears put Knox on PUP list, cut 8 others

The Chicago Bears have placed wide receiver Johnny Knox on the physically-unable-to-perform list, the team announced Sunday. The move means Knox, who is recovering from spinal fusion surgery, will be unable to play until the seventh week of the season. In the other moves, the team put rookie safety Brandon Hardin on the injured reserve list because of a neck injury. Also, the...
Via Pro Sports Daily
August 26, 2012  |  Discuss

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...
Via Pro Sports Daily
July 25, 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 [...]
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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
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