The Chicago Bears have placed wide receiver Johnny Knox on the physically unable to perform list as he recovers from a brutal spine injury he suffered last year, as Jeff Dickerson of ESPN Chicago reports.
The 25-year-old was Chicago's leading receiver last season.
Now that Knox is on the PUP list, he won't be able to return to the active roster until Week 7, when the Bears take on the Detroit Lions. Chicago has added significant depth at the wide receiver position this year, though, so Jay Cutler will still have a solid array of options.
Before the injury on Dec. 18 against the Seattle Seahawks, Knox caught 37 passes for 727 yards and two touchdowns in 14 games. Over 45 career games with Chicago, he's caught 133 passes for 2,214 yards and 12 touchdowns.