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Chicago Bears terminate contract of WR Johnny Knox

After suffering a horrendous injury in December of 2011, Johnny Knox missed the entire 2012 season, and has now been released by the team.

Thearon W. Henderson

The Chicago Bears announced today that they have terminated the contract of wide receiver Johnny Knox. In December of 2011, Knox suffered a spinal injury that required immediate surgery, and spent the entire 2012 season in rehab.

There have been lots of questions related to Knox's recovery, but very few answers. His agent, Marc Lillibridge, stated a couple weeks ago that Knox was still working hard in rehab, but the progress had never been made clear.

Johnny Knox was selected in the 5th round of the 2009 NFL Draft (Abiliene Christian), and immediately turned heads as a speedy receiving threat and dynamic punt/ kickoff returner.

Unfortunately for Knox, his spinal injury ultimately led to the team decided to let him go. And honestly, after seeing the replays of the collision with defensive end Anthony Hargrove, it has always been difficult imagining him ever playing football again.

We wish Johnny Knox the best of luck in his future, and hope he is able one day to return to the field.

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