Bears terminate contract of Johnny Knox

WR Johnny Knox (Brian Kersey/Getty)

The Chicago Bears today terminated the contracted of vested veteran wide receiver Johnny Knox, who missed all of last season due to a back injury. The team also signed a third-year cornerback.

LAKE FOREST, IL – The Chicago Bears terminated the contract of vested veteran WR Johnny Knox today.

Knox started 27 of 45 games played in three seasons (2009-11) with the Bears, hauling in 133 receptions for 2,214 yards and 12 touchdowns. His 16.6 yards per reception was seventh best in the NFL during that time. He spent the 2012 season on the PUP list due to a back injury.

Knox added 1,506 yards on 55 kickoff returns (27.4 ypr) with one touchdown, earning a Pro Bowl nod as a returner in 2009.

In another roster move, the Bears signed CB LeQuan Lewis today.

The 5-11, 190-pound Lewis appeared in eight games during the 2012 season with the Dallas Cowboys and Tampa Bay Buccaneers, recording four tackles, one interception and two passes defensed. He also added five kickoff returns for 106 yards (21.2).

Lewis originally entered the NFL as an undrafted free agent of the Tennessee Titans out of Arizona State in 2011, while also spending time with the Oakland Raiders and New York Jets.


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