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Bears part ways with Johnny Knox

Updated: February 12, 2013, 5:57 PM ET
By Michael C. Wright | ESPNChicago.com

The Chicago Bears announced Wednesday they terminated the contract of receiver Johnny Knox, who missed the entire 2012 season after suffering a back injury in 2011 that required surgery to stabilize a fractured vertebra.

A vested veteran, Knox started in 27 of 45 games from 2009-11 with the Bears, catching 133 passes for 2,214 yards and 12 touchdowns. Knox was in the final year of his contract and received $1.26 million despite spending the entire 2012 season on the physically unable ...

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