Johnny Knox | WR | Chicago Bears
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.
Posted: 10/31/2012 7:11pm et
Chicago Bears WR Johnny Knox (back) has gained some of the weight he lost after his back surgery but is still unlikely to play this season. It appears Knox is making progress in his hopes of playing again.
Huddle Up: Just a FYI for those in deep and/or dynasty leagues who might've been holding out a sliver of hope.
Posted: 10/5/2012 11:50pm et
Chicago Bears WR Johnny Knox (back) said Friday, Oct. 5, that he is uncertain if the team plans to activate him from the Physically-Unable-to-Perform (PUP) list before the end of the regular season. 'I haven't heard,' Knox said. 'The last thing I heard was that I was going on PUP back in training camp. That's the last thing I heard.' Knox is attempting to return from a spine injury that occurred last Dec. 18.
Huddle Up: In case you're somehow wondering about Knox and any fantasy value he might have, no news is bad news in this case, and it's best to look elsewhere for a late-season sleeper.
Posted: 8/26/2012 7:36pm et
The Chicago Bears have announced WR Johnny Knox (back) will begin the season on the Physically Unable to Perform list. Knox will miss at least the first six weeks of the season and could miss the entire season.
Huddle Up: Knox, who underwent back surgery earlier this year to correct an issue which cost him the final two games of the 2011 season, has been the forgotten man in Chicago, which went out and traded for WR Brandon Marshall and drafted another wideout, Alshon Jeffery, in the second round. Even if Knox does return at midseason, don't expect much fantasy-wise out of the wideout with the WRs ahead of him in Chicago.
Posted: 5/23/2012 3:37pm et
Chicago Bears WR Johnny Knox (back) said he is working hard in his rehab from back surgery but is not sure if he will be able to play this season. Knox said he lost 30 pounds after the surgery but has added 10 of those pounds back.
Huddle Up: The Chicago media is treating it like Knox won't play this year. He had spinal fusion surgery in December.