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08:01 AM ET 02.09 | In a recurring theme, Chicago again seeks a No. 1 receiver. Considering the Bears' leader in receptions -- running back Matt Forte -- doesn't play the receiver position, it's quite clear that's where the team needs to upgrade. ... [Johnny Knox finished] the 2011 season ranked second in the NFL in yards per catch (19.6 yards), led the team in receiving yards (727) and was tied for second in receptions. But a devastating back injury on Dec. 18 casts doubt on Knox's potential availability for 2012. Having undergone a vertebral fusion procedure, Knox will have to wear a back brace until mid-March, and his timeline for recovery could extend beyond six months, according to multiple sources.

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February 9, 2012  08:04 AM ET

Johnny Knox... Loved him on "Jackass".

February 9, 2012  08:09 AM ET

That was an ugly injury... Hope the guy at least, ends up healing.

February 9, 2012  08:14 AM ET

What about Roy Williams? LOL

February 9, 2012  08:18 AM ET

Hopefully Knox makes a complete recovery but the Bears needed to look at upgrading the WR position even before his unfortunate injury.

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February 9, 2012  08:26 AM ET

He may come back in 2013, then, but I doubt that he's ever going to play at a high level again.

February 9, 2012  08:46 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

Hopefully Knox makes a complete recovery but the Bears needed to look at upgrading the WR position even before his unfortunate injury.

Agree 100%. The bears had a bunch of #3 receivers on the roster. Heck, most of the Bear receivers couldn't get on the field in Green Bay or New Orleans. With or without Knox, this still need a #1 and #2 receiver. (And for heavens sake, please keep Devin Hester off the field, on offense.) Thanks to Martz, they don't even have a servicable pass catching tight end, since they trade Greg Olson, so rack that up to another serious need. But good luck to Knox on a speedy, full recovery.

February 9, 2012  08:57 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

Hopefully Knox makes a complete recovery but the Bears needed to look at upgrading the WR position even before his unfortunate injury.

+1

February 9, 2012  09:02 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Major blow for Bears......

Yeah, it is.

I hope he fully recovers, and I'm not even worried about it in a football sense.

February 9, 2012  09:06 AM ET
QUOTE(#8):

(And for heavens sake, please keep Devin Hester off the field, on offense.)

This!

I was never a believer in the Devin Hester WR experiment. Trying to convert him into a #1 receiver was just a Phillips/Angelo/Smith ploy to cultivate WR capabilities on the cheap.

February 9, 2012  09:07 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

Hopefully Knox makes a complete recovery but the Bears needed to look at upgrading the WR position even before his unfortunate injury.

Phil Emery has his work cut out for him, on offense and defense.

February 9, 2012  09:50 AM ET

Knox may be done. These are the kind of injuries that limit mobility in most people so how is a football guy going to survive?

February 9, 2012  09:51 AM ET

Bears should trade for Finley. He'd fit right in with all the others on the team that drop passes all day long.

February 9, 2012  10:56 AM ET
QUOTE(#7):

He may come back in 2013, then, but I doubt that he's ever going to play at a high level again.

Ha Ha Patriots SUCK! you lost bro and you look foolish!! "MY HUSBAND CANT DO IT ALL" waaaaaaaaaaa..... See, The JETS look better now, more than ever- because you failed to be anything but a pack of crying children.

GO JETS!!!! J.E.T.S JETS JETS JETS!!!!!! hahahahah looser!

Read more: http://www.fannation.com/truth_and_rumors/view/323330-kaepernick-gunning-t o-start-for-niners#ixzz1lttq1Du2

February 9, 2012  11:17 AM ET
QUOTE(#10):

Yeah, it is. I hope he fully recovers, and I'm not even worried about it in a football sense.

Well said. Can we get another pictuce of Jay?

February 9, 2012  11:26 AM ET
QUOTE(#15):

JETS!!!!!! hahahahah

A post that stands on its own. It's hard to come up with a comment that makes you look more like a fool than your own words.

February 9, 2012  01:31 PM ET
QUOTE(#15):

Ha Ha Patriots SUCK! you lost bro and you look foolish!! "MY HUSBAND CANT DO IT ALL" waaaaaaaaaaa..... See, The JETS look better now, more than ever- because you failed to be anything but a pack of crying children.GO JETS!!!! J.E.T.S JETS JETS JETS!!!!!! hahahahah looser!Read more: http://www.fannation.com/truth_and_rumors/view/323330-kaepernick-gunning-t o-start-for-niners#ixzz1lttq1Du2

Were your other 21 comments this insightful?

February 9, 2012  02:24 PM ET
QUOTE(#14):

Bears should trade for Finley. He'd fit right in with all the others on the team that drop passes all day long.

hilarious yet true

 
February 9, 2012  02:30 PM ET
QUOTE(#18):

Were your other 21 comments this insightful?

5 of them are the same post on every thread today, Ftards like him are one of the reasons I can't stand the Jucking Fets.

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