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Knox will remain on PUP list rest of season

The Bears on Tuesday announced that wide receiver Johnny Knox will remain on the physically unable to perform (PUP) list for the remainder of the season.


Johnny KnoxKnox continues to recover from a serious back injury that he sustained last Dec. 18 in a loss to the Seahawks. He underwent surgery and wore a back brace for several months.

Because he was placed on the PUP list, Knox was ineligible to play the first six weeks of the regular season. Tuesday was the deadline for him to resume practicing.

Knox was selected by the Bears in the fifth round of the 2009 draft out of Abilene Christian. He was voted to the Pro Bowl as a rookie on special teams, ranking second in the NFL with a 29.0-yard average including a 102-yard touchdown on 32 kickoff returns.

In 2010, Knox topped the Bears in receiving yards (960) and tied for the team lead in receptions (51) and receiving touchdowns (five). Last season he led the Bears in receiving yards (727) once again despite missing the final two games following his injury, and he ranked second in the NFL in yards per reception (19.6).

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