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Chicago Bears News & Notes from this Week

It has been an interesting week to say the least. After getting blown out by the Seattle Seahawks, a couple moves have been made by the team. Let's start this out in bullett form....

  • Johnny Knox underwent back surgery after his brutal bone-crunching hit on Sunday. He was announced as having walked the next day and has been released from the hospital. His injury will take him out for the rest of the season, adding to the list of Bears on Injured Reserve. It sucks we have ANOTHER guy injured, especially after last season we fought the injury bug so well. Outside of football, it's great to see Knox is walking and wasn't seriously injured. That hit hurts to watch. 
  • Josh McCown will start this Sunday against the Green Bay Packers on Christmas day. If we're going to blow on national TV, I would prefer it be with a QB who has blown on national TV before. Hanie isn't ready for the spotlight and have proven to be completely abysmal. McCown is used to playing bad so maybe it will balance out finally. If his start culminates in a win against the Packers, our season will be saved and considered a "success". 
  • According to Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune, Gabe Carimi suffered a “subluxation of the knee”, which was similar to an injury he sustained during his college career that resulted in a yellow flag on some team’s draft boards. Carimi underwent arthroscopic surgery in November, but was placed on injured reserve the following week. The new surgery will sideline Carimi for four months, but is expected to be ready for training camp. UGH! 
  • Chris Conte will be joining Johnny Knox on injured reserve. Conte, a third-round pick out of Cal, sprained his foot during Sunday’s 38-14 loss. Conte started nine of 14 games this season, totaling 30 tackles and an interception. Conte proved to be a solid pick after many questioned his draft selection. 
  • To replace Knox and Conte, the Bears promoted wide receiver Max Komar, linebacker Thaddeus Gibson and running Armando Allen from the practice squad. The Bears had a third open spot on the 53-man roster after released wide receiver Sam Hurd late last week
It's RIVALRY WEEK! Let's hope we smash (or maybe contend?) the Packers!