BearReport Audio: Hardy Nickerson

Hardy Nickerson was elected to four Pro Bowls in 16 seasons as a linebacker in the NFL, and now he gets the chance to instruct a pair of Pro-Bowlers in Brian Urlacher and Lance Briggs as the Midway Monsters' new linebackers coach. Nickerson visited with after Friday evening's training camp practice, and subscribers can listen to that interview right here.

John Crist: You didn't get a chance to work with Lance Briggs during the offseason program because of his holdout. Now that he's back in the fold, have you seen a difference in this linebacker unit?

Hardy Nickerson: I mean, he just brings a wealth of experience. A great player. He adds a lot of energy to the defense. He's a valuable player. It's great to have him here. I'm excited about coaching him up, and it's going to be a lot of fun.

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