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Wisconsin Football: Former Badgers Linebackers Reunite in Chicago



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Former Wisconsin football linebackers TJ Edwards and Jack Sanborn reunite in Chicago

There will be a reunion between two Wisconsin football alums in the Windy City.

In the news reported by Ian Rappoport, former Badgers linebacker TJ Edwards has signed with the Chicago Bears on a three-year deal.

Edwards joins Jack Sanborn in Chicago, giving the Bears a significant boost to their linebacker room. Both players were undrafted free agents after their time in Madison ended, and now, they’ll join forces again.

Edwards, who played for the Philadelphia Eagles for four years, had a season to remember. In 17 games played, the former Badger posted 159 total tackles, two sacks, and a fumble recovery. He also hauled in two interceptions on 13 defended passes.

Sanborn was a standout linebacker for the Chicago Bears in his rookie year after being picked up as an undrafted free agent. The former Badgers linebacker made his first start in week nine and finished the season with 64 total tackles, two sacks, and a fumble recovery. Sanborn was injured near the end of the regular season but should be back to full health in 2023.

The former Badgers were teammates during the 2018 season when Sanborn was a freshman and Edwards was a senior.

Edwards was Wisconsin’s most prolific defender, as he posted 112 total tackles, three sacks, three interceptions, and a fumble recovery. Meanwhile, Sanborn appeared in four games during the 2018 season, where he notched seven total tackles and a forced fumble.

The Badgers saw limited time together on the field in Madison but could be the potential starting linebackers for Chicago. After impressive seasons from the Wisconsin football alums, they’ll join forces and terrorize offenses in 2023.

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