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Draft Spotlight: Ryan Swope
Before the start of this year's NFL Scouting Combine, the Chicago Bears officially parted ways with wide receiver Johnny Knox, whose spine injury in late 2011 knocked him out of football. Knox was the team's speed receiver, the player who could threaten the deep part of the field. Devin Hester is just as fast but the Bears have finally put that failed experiment to rest and will use him purely as a return man going forward. During the combine, GM Phil Emery talked about the offense's lack of speed at wide receiver. "Anytime you lose a player of [Knox's] quality and that kind of speed, it does impact you," Emery said. "To say [not] would be silly. It does impact us. We'll look at all avenues in terms of finding someone who can add to that mix at receiver." And there you have it: the Bears will be searching for a wide receiver in...
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