Bears ink Northborough's Teggart to 3 years

The Chicago Bears announced today they have signed seven players from rookie minicamp this weekend to three-year contracts, including Northborough native Dave Teggart.

Teggart is a 2007 graduate of Northborough's Algonquin Regional High, and statistically one of the best kickers to ever come out of the University of Connecticut. He was offered a tryout with the Bears on April 30, and shares the same agent, Paul Sheehy, as Bears special teams coach Dave Toub.

In the 2011 preseason, Teggart was named to the watch list for the Lou Groza Award, given annually to the nation's top placekicker, but did not make the cut of semi-finalists. He left UConn as the program's all-time leader in points, extra points and field goals made, as well as the single-season record holder for field goals made and consecutive extra points made. He told ESPNBoston.com he had hit field goals from as far as 64 yards out this spring in preparing for the NFL Draft.