Johnny Knox | WR
Posted: 2/14/2013 3:03pm et
Former Chicago Bears WR Johnny Knox (spine) said he is done playing football as he still suffers from the effects of a devastating spinal injury 13 1/2 months ago. 'As an athlete, you don't want to give up, you want to keep on fighting. That's how I've always been,' Knox says. 'But it's been on my heart for a while. I know how my body feels, and I know I'm not going to be the same and perform at the ability that I used to.'
Huddle Up: Knox, the slightly-built speed receiver, had a good run in 2009-10, catching a combined 96 passes for 1.487 yards and 10 TDs over 2 seasons, but he's been 37-727-2 in only 14 games since before the injury exacted its toll.
Posted: 2/13/2013 11:44am et
Free-agent WR Johnny Knox is unlikely to play again due to the effects of a spinal injury from 2011, according to multiple sources with direct knowledge of the receiver's status.
Huddle Up: Knox flashed briefly as a speed receiver for the Bears, but this injury looks like it will end his career. At minimum he'll need to prove his health enough for a team just to give him a look-see, let alone work his way into a receiver rotation and become a fantasy factor.
Posted: 2/12/2013 11:08pm et
The Chicago Bears terminated WR Johnny Knox's (back) contract on Tuesday, Feb. 12.
Huddle Up: Knox missed all of the 2012 season with his back issues, and it's not a good sign when a team in need of WR help pulls the plug this early in the offseason.