Nov 27, 2011; Oakland, CA, USA; Chicago Bears wide receiver Johnny Knox (13) scores a touchdown against the Oakland Raiders during the second quarter at Coliseum. Oakland defeated Chicago 25-20. Mandatory Credit: Jason O. Watson-USA TODAY Sports

Former Chicago Bears WR Johnny Knox is Retiring

Johnny Knox recently was cut from the Chicago Bears roster and it looks like he won’t be looking for a new team. He missed all of the 2012 season recovering from a back injury and said he bears no ill will towards the Bears for terminating his contract.

Just drafted in the 2009 season his young career is coming to an end. He had only caught 133 receptions for 2,214 yards. He was a successful punt returner taking 55 punts 1,506 yards.

Knox was remaining optimistic about his future saying ‘things will work out for the best.’

It’s always sad to see someone’s career cut short by injury and being unable to fulfill their potential but it is clear Knox is making the smart decision for his career and health.

Bears’ Phil Emery said the following in a statement:

“Johnny should be very proud of his accomplishments and what he’s done for the city of Chicago and for the Chicago Bears. He did a lot for our fans and a lot for our team. I’m disappointed for him that he won’t me able to move forward with the team. Johnny will always be a Bear and he will always be welcome here in our practice facility and all our team events and at games.” – via

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