Notre Dame tight end Troy Niklas was named a semifinalist for the Mackey Award, given annually to college football's best tight end and won last year by Tyler Eifert.
Phil Emery was hired in large part to upgrade and return to building the Bears through the draft.
By Jim Owczarski
Special contribution from OnMilwaukee.com.
CINCINNATI – Daniel Bard still believes he can get back to the elite level that made him such a weapon for the Boston Red Sox, one of the most dominant setup guys in the game.