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Johnny Knox starts season on PUP list

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As receiver Johnny Knox continues to recover from a horrific back injury suffered in December 2011, the Bears has decided that he’s currently not ready to return to practice.

The team has announced that he’ll start camp on the active/physically unable to perform list.

Eventually, the 2009 fifth-rounder will likely be placed on the reserve/PUP list, which would give him an opportunity to return to practice during a three-week window that opens after Week Six.  If he does, the team then will have three weeks to add him to the active roster or shut him down for the season.

Chances are Knox won’t play in 2012.  But it makes sense to follow this procedure in the event that Knox’s recovery accelerates unexpectedly.

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4 Responses to “Johnny Knox starts season on PUP list”
  1. chi01town says: Jul 25, 2012 9:07 PM

    Hang in there Knox!! You will be welcomed back so take your time an get well… Cutler will have passes for you too. BEST WISHES SEE YOU IN THE ENDZONE SOON

  2. mialto says: Jul 26, 2012 7:53 AM

    Business decision: shut him down, place on IR in order to keep another WR.

    Wish Knox a healthy recovery!

  3. higgy5353 says: Jul 26, 2012 9:35 AM

    Good luck and I hope you get well.

  4. rextraordinaire says: Jul 26, 2012 1:09 PM

    He won’t play in 2012, and most Bears fans have accepted that. What a lot of people are overlooking though, is that he is in a contract year and with the depth they currently have at WR, they will either give him a bottom dollar one-year deal, or let him go.

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