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Knox expected to go on 'active PUP'

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Knox expected to go on 'active PUP'

BOURBONNAIS, Ill. -- That he is even able to be on a football field and running could be considered as something of a minor miracle. Johnny Knoxs back injury in last seasons Dec. 18 game against the Seattle Seahawks ranks as one of the more gruesome suffered by a Chicago athlete in some years.

Whether Knox is recovered enough to be an active participant in Bears training camp, however, is problematic, and the third-year wide receiver is expected to be placed on the physically unable to perform list after Wednesdays team conditioning testing.

Were going to let that take its course and see where its at, said GM Phil Emery. And if he does, itll be on the active PUP where we can bring him up at any time. Well play that day by day.

Johnnys certainly worked hard and deserves every consideration that we can give him to get healthy and get back on the field.

The Bears begin camp with 11 wide receivers on their roster and Knox would be under pressure to make the final 53 in any case. Additions Brandon Marshall, Alshon Jeffery and Eric Weems are considered locks, as are Earl Bennett and Devin Hester.

Special teams gives Devin Thomas an edge over Dane Sanzenbacher, and Weems fills the need for another returner to supplement Hester.

Knox was present at organized team activities and minicamps but has not taken part in drills since his injury.

Hes able to do all the weight lifting, Emery said. Hes doing quite a bit of rehab. Hes doing some light running, able to get off the assistant treadmill, so he is doing those activities. He is making steady progress toward getting back on the field.

Watch Matt Forte attack Lance Briggs with a cardboard box, because why not

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Watch Matt Forte attack Lance Briggs with a cardboard box, because why not

It's gameday. 

The Patriots are in town. 

Khalil Mack is probably playing with a significant injury. 

Stressed out? Don't blame you. So enjoy this video of Matt Forte pranking Lance Briggs:

The best pranks are the most simple ones. 

Bears vs. Patriots Live Blog: Score, highlights, analysis from NFL Week 4 game

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USA Today

Bears vs. Patriots Live Blog: Score, highlights, analysis from NFL Week 4 game

WE"LL DO IT LIVE. 

Welcome back, gang. It feels like only a week ago we were all in Miami, watching one of the drunkest Bears games we've seen in a while. No rest for the weary, though, and the Bears are back in Chicago and oh god they're playing Tom Brady and the Patriots. Khalil Mack WILL play, though, and Rob Gronkowski will NOT. One step at a time. 

As always, J.J. Stankevitz will be your eyes and ears from Soldier; give him a follow. Lorin Cox's tweets are also worth your time. 

1ST QUARTER

1230 - Trubisky is like, the entire offense right now. Up to 37 yards rushing. Whatever works! 

1217 - look at this absolute unit: 

1210 - Touchdown Pats. New England sort of did whatever they wanted to on that drive. It begins. PATRIOTS 7, BEARS 0. 

1205 - Bears kickoff to the Pats and we're underway here. So far NE's pass-catching backs are as good as advertised. 

PREGAME

Inactives are out! Check them all out right here. 

PREGAME READS

Three Keys and a Prediction

Final Thoughts on Bears-Pats

(Too) Bold Predictions

Bears' O should hang with Pats' D

The Trubisky-Brady Comparisons