More than a year after a frightening injury that has left him to date unable to play football, the Bears have parted ways with receiver Johnny Knox.
The team announced the move on Tuesday morning.
Knox, a fifth-round pick in 2009, was bent backward awkwardly and violently during a December 2011 game. He remained with the team throughout the 2012 season, but he was never cleared to play.
He was due to make $1.26 million in 2013. It’s still unclear whether he’ll ever play football again.