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Wed, 13 Feb 2013 16:25:13 -0800
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."
Wed, 13 Feb 2013 07:53:06 -0800
Free-agent WR Johnny Knox (Bears) 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.
Tue, 12 Feb 2013 08:24:25 -0800
The Chicago Bears terminated WR Johnny Knox's (back) contract.
Wed, 31 Oct 2012 12:16:18 -0700
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.
Fri, 05 Oct 2012 18:32:19 -0700
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.
Sun, 26 Aug 2012 10:45:27 -0700
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.
Wed, 25 Jul 2012 14:24:16 -0700
The Chicago Bears have placed WR Johnny Knox (back) on the Physically Unable to Perform list.
Wed, 25 Jul 2012 12:39:40 -0700
Chicago Bears WR Johnny Knox (back) said he is making steady progress in his recovery from a serious back injury but is not sure when he will be cleared to practice. "There's really no timetable," Knox said. "We're all taking our time on this. They're not rushing me. I'm not rushing myself. This was a serious injury, so we're all taking our time on this." Knox has been able to do some light jogging.
Fri, 13 Jul 2012 11:45:18 -0700
Chicago Bears WR Johnny Knox (back) has not been ruled out for the 2012 season but is not expected to play because he is still recovering from the serious back injury he suffered last season.
Fri, 22 Jun 2012 22:44:33 -0700
Chicago Bears WR Johnny Knox (back) said there is still no timetable for a return to the football field as he makes his way back from back surgery. He had a procedure to stabilize a vertebra in his back.
Wed, 30 May 2012 22:46:02 -0700
Chicago Bears WR Johnny Knox (back) has been working on an elliptical machine, as he slowly works his way back from spinal fusion surgery. Knox knows there is a chance he could miss the entire 2012 season.
Wed, 23 May 2012 11:22:49 -0700
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.
Thu, 05 Apr 2012 07:08:22 -0700
Chicago Bears general manager Phil Emery said WR Johnny Knox (back) continues to make progress; however, there is no timetable for his return at this point. "He has made progress and will continue to make progress. As I've told him, ultimately it'll be him that will decide when he comes back," Emery said. "It'll be him telling us where he's at in the rehab process. We're a long way from having to make that decision and we're going to lean heavily on Johnny helping us make that decision. Johnny's made every effort to get back as quick as he can, and he is making progress. Yeah, you want to be cautious because it was a tough injury. It was a heavy-contact injury. Johnny understands where he's at. He's going to keep pushing forward, and there couldn't be a Bear with a better attitude than him."
Wed, 28 Mar 2012 10:11:57 -0700
Chicago Bears head coach Lovie Smith said Wednesday, March 28, it's "a little early" to cast predictions on the potential return of WR Johnny Knox (back), who continues to rehabilitate from a serious back injury suffered in December. "It would be hard for me to go into that right there," Smith said. "Are you a religious man? Do you talk to God? He can probably tell you. Besides that, it's going to be pretty hard." Sources close to Knox maintain he hasn't experienced any setbacks in his recovery. One source said Knox potentially starting the season on the Physically Unable to Perform list is "news to us," and added that the receiver is prepping to play in 2012.
Mon, 26 Mar 2012 06:41:44 -0700
Chicago Bears WR Johnny Knox (spine) is scheduled to start the 2012 season on the Physically Unable to Perform list, according to multiple sources familiar with Knox's progress. Knox was forced to wear a back brace after having surgery and continues to walk with a limp now. But there was more structural damage than initially anticipated, according to one source. There is also a strong chance Knox will not play in 2012.
Fri, 24 Feb 2012 14:59:16 -0800
Marc Lillibridge, agent for Chicago Bears WR Johnny Knox (back), said Knox is doing well in his rehab and plans on being fully recovered by early to mid July.
Thu, 23 Feb 2012 07:36:38 -0800
Chicago Bears head coach Lovie Smith said WR Johnny Knox (back) is making progress with his back rehab.
Thu, 16 Feb 2012 15:59:44 -0800
Chicago Bears LS Patrick Mannelly (knee) said he, OT Gabe Carimi (knee) and WR Johnny Knox (back) have been rehabbing at the team's facility every day this offseason. Mannelly hopes to be snapping by the spring but is not sure if he will be medically cleared to practice.
Wed, 08 Feb 2012 13:18:15 -0800
Chicago Bears WR Johnny Knox's (back) rehab from his season-ending back injury could go longer than the six-month rehab he was originally facing.
Thu, 02 Feb 2012 15:36:19 -0800
Chicago Bears WR Johnny Knox (back) said he will have to wear a back brace until mid-March because of the surgery he had on his back.
Mon, 19 Dec 2011 16:15:55 -0800
Updating a previous report, Chicago Bears WR Johnny Knox (back) had successful surgery Monday, Dec. 19, and his football future prognosis remains good. There is no timetable set for his return, although it is believed he will require at least three months of rehab.
Mon, 19 Dec 2011 15:21:28 -0800
The Chicago Bears have placed WR Johnny Knox (back) and FS Chris Conte (ankle, foot) on Injured Reserve, ending their 2011 seasons.
Mon, 19 Dec 2011 12:26:38 -0800
Chicago Bears WR Johnny Knox (back) is expected to rehab for three to four months after undergoing surgery to stabilize a vertebrae.
Mon, 19 Dec 2011 10:18:13 -0800
Chicago Bears WR Johnny Knox (back) will miss the rest of the season because of a back injury he suffered in Week 15. He underwent surgery on his back Monday, Dec. 19, and should be able to play in the future.
Sun, 18 Dec 2011 16:28:06 -0800
Updating a previous report, Chicago Bears WR Johnny Knox (back) will undergo surgery Monday, Dec. 19, to stabilize vertebra in his back.
Sun, 18 Dec 2011 10:39:54 -0800
Chicago Bears WR Johnny Knox (back) was taken to the hospital after suffering a mid-back injury in Week 15. Knox was able to move his hands after the injury.
Sun, 11 Dec 2011 17:59:40 -0800
Chicago Bears WR Johnny Knox had three receptions for a team-high 37 yards in Week 14 against the Denver Broncos. WR Roy Williams was the only other wideout to record a catch, posting two grabs for 22 yards. WRs Earl Bennett and Devin Hester each had no receptions and were just targeted once each.
Fri, 09 Dec 2011 23:03:00 -0800
Chicago Bears WR Johnny Knox has one year remaining on his original rookie contract, and serious talks between Knox's agent and the team have not yet taken place. "If they came to you and tried to give you an extension, I guess things would be going through your mind, but they haven't asked me," Knox said. A league source said Knox is looking for a lucrative extension, which compares favorably to deals signed by Green Bay Packers WR Jordy Nelson, New Orleans Saints WR Lance Moore, and a couple of others.
Sun, 27 Nov 2011 18:31:55 -0800
Chicago Bears WR Johnny Knox had four receptions for a game-high 145 yards and a touchdown in the Week 12 game against the Oakland Raiders. He is now averaging 22.2 yards per reception this season (28-622).
Sun, 20 Nov 2011 21:27:35 -0800
Chicago Bears WR Johnny Knox had three receptions for 97 yards and a touchdown in Week 11 against the San Diego Chargers. The touchdown was the first of the season for Knox, and he had 53 or fewer receiving yards in each of his past six games.
Sat, 12 Nov 2011 13:09:10 -0800
Chicago Bears WR Johnny Knox could receive a bigger role as a kick and punt returner if WR Devin Hester (ankle) is not able to play in the game.
Mon, 10 Oct 2011 21:29:32 -0700
Chicago Bears WR Sam Hurd posted four receptions for 50 yards in the Week 5 game Monday, Oct. 10, against the Detroit Lions. WR Devin Hester managed five catches for just 32 yards, while WR Johnny Knox was held to just two catches for 17 yards.
Sun, 25 Sep 2011 19:55:00 -0700
Chicago Bears WR Johnny Knox had four receptions for 84 yards in Week 3 against the Green Bay Packers. WR Devin Hester had three grabs for 62 yards, while WR Dane Sanzenbacher reeled in five balls for 27 yards and a score, his second of the season. WR Sam Hurd also chimed in with one grab for 17 yards.
Sun, 18 Sep 2011 17:54:59 -0700
Chicago Bears WR Johnny Knox had two receptions for 45 yards in Week 2 against the New Orleans Saints. Rookie WR Dane Sanzenbacher managed three catches for 33 yards and his first NFL touchdown. WRs Earl Bennett, Devin Hester and Sam Hurd each had just one catch.
Wed, 14 Sep 2011 09:12:37 -0700
Chicago Bears WR Roy Williams' (groin) status for Week 2 is uncertain because of a groin injury he suffered in Week 1. If he is not able to play, WR Johnny Knox would start in his place.
Wed, 24 Aug 2011 22:59:08 -0700
Chicago Bears WR Johnny Knox continues to work hard to re-gain his starting job from WR Roy Williams. "He and I talked about that. And the good thing about it is, you got (Knox) who is fighting and working hard," receivers coach Darryl Drake said. :And believe you and me, (Williams) also understands Johnny is there, and Johnny is hungry, and Johnny wants his spot back. And if things don't start changing, then Johnny is going to be in there."
Sat, 13 Aug 2011 22:37:49 -0700
Chicago Bears WR Johnny Knox showed off his speed in the return game in the preseason opener Saturday, Aug. 13, against the Buffalo Bills. He had a 70-yard punt return to go along with one catch for 11 yards.
Thu, 11 Aug 2011 11:49:14 -0700
Chicago Bears WR Johnny Knox said he is not looking for a trade and wants to stay with the team for his entire career. He said he was unhappy about losing his starting job but is determined to win it back. Wide receivers coach Darryl Drake said Knox would still be an important part of the offense if he does not start.
Wed, 10 Aug 2011 12:16:56 -0700
Chicago Bears WR Johnny Knox is listed as the backup behind WR Roy Williams on the depth chart for the first preseason game.
Mon, 08 Aug 2011 13:57:54 -0700
Continuing previous reports, Chicago Bears WR Johnny Knox will compete with WR Roy Williams for the starting job at split end. Wide receivers coach Darryl Drake said Knox has "to improve" this year, but did not provide any specific details on what Knox needs to work on. Knox led the league in most interceptions on passes intended to a wide receiver (11).
Sun, 07 Aug 2011 08:58:57 -0700
Chicago Bears wide receivers Darryl Drake said WRs Johnny Knox and Roy Williams will be competing for the starting split end position during preseason.
Sat, 06 Aug 2011 12:00:09 -0700
Chicago Bears WR Johnny Knox (back) is not expected to practice Saturday, Aug. 6, because of what is believed to be a minor back injury. It is believed Knox missed practice Friday, Aug. 5, because of the injury.
Fri, 05 Aug 2011 22:03:08 -0700
Chicago Bears special teams coordinator Dave Toub wants to feature WR Johnny Knox in the kickoff return role now that S Danieal Manning has moved on to the Houston Texans. WR Devin Hester is also expected to see some time in the role, and RB Kahlil Bell might also see some chances.
Thu, 04 Aug 2011 18:58:29 -0700
Chicago Bears WR Johnny Knox looks stronger this year after spending the offseason in the weight room. He said he had to get stronger in his upper body, and he has put on about 10 pounds since last season. While his legs still look a bit thin, he promised they are also stronger and he did a lot of lower body work.
Wed, 01 Jun 2011 11:50:36 -0700
The Chicago Bears may consider extending WR Johnny Knox's contract at some point if he continues to produce in the offense. Knox is signed through the 2012 season.
Wed, 11 May 2011 06:49:39 -0700
The Chicago Bears believe that WRs Johnny Knox, Earl Bennett and Devin Hester will be able to make big strides between the first and second year under offensive coordinator Mike Martz's system.
Sun, 26 Dec 2010 15:28:17 -0800
Chicago Bears WR Johnny Knox caught four passes for 92 yards and two touchdowns against the New York Jets in Week 16, according to The Associated Press.
Mon, 20 Dec 2010 21:09:03 -0800
Chicago Bears WRs Johnny Knox and Devin Hester each had receiving touchdowns in the Week 15 win against the Minnesota Vikings Monday, Dec. 20. Hester also set the NFL record with his 14th career punt or kick return for touchdown when he had a 64-yard punt return for score in the third quarter.
Wed, 17 Nov 2010 12:09:58 -0800
Chicago Bears WR Johnny Knox (ankle) fully participated in practice Wednesday, Nov. 17, reports the Chicago Tribune's Brad Biggs. He is listed as probable for Week 11 and is expected to play.
Thu, 26 Aug 2010 21:46:48 -0700
Chicago Bears WRs Devin Hester, Johnny Knox and Devin Aromashodu have settled in as the team's top three receivers, reports Tom Musick, of The Northwest Herald.