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Former Wisconsin linebacker Jack Cichy tested better than expected at the Badgers pro day.

Jack Cichy excels at Wisconsin pro day; Joe Thomas retires from NFL

Wisconsin football and basketball are always the main topics in Bucky’s Breakfast, Land of 10’s daily Badgers notebook — but we cover news, notes and analysis across Badgers sports. Join us each morning to get caught up on everything you missed in the world of Wisconsin football, recruiting, basketball and more.

Badgers show out

Wisconsin held its pro day on Wednesday, with 12 former players taking part. Several took advantage of all 32 NFL teams being in attendance, including linebacker Jack Cichy, safety Natrell Jamerson and fullback Austin Ramesh. All put up good numbers.

It was an especially impressive day for Cichy, who missed his senior year with a torn ACL in his right knee. Just seven months removed from that, the former walk-on showed scouts he’s ready to compete for a job in the NFL, writes Jesse Temple.

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Wisconsin legend retires

Former Wisconsin All-American Joe Thomas announced his retirement from the NFL on Wednesday. A first-round pick of the Cleveland Browns in 2007, Thomas was a 10-time Pro Bowl pick and a six-time first-team All-Pro at left tackle.

Beau Allen on the move

Less than two months removed from winning a Super Bowl with Philadelphia, former Badgers defensive lineman Beau Allen is on the move. He said goodbye to the Eagles and signed as a free agent with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. It’s a deal that is reportedly worth $15 million for three years.

Wisconsin mailbag

We open up our fan mailbag to answer questions on quarterback Jack Coan’s progress, the chances Virginia coach Tony Bennett would have taken the Wisconsin job when Bo Ryan left and when will athletic director Barry Alvarez retire.

Big junior day for Wisconsin

The Badgers will host a number of big targets for their junior day this weekend, along with several committed prospects in the 2019 class. Among them is running back Julius Davis and tight end Hayden Rucci.

Kevin Zeitler speaking up

Cleveland Browns guard Kevin Zeitler always wanted to play in the NFL and he really hit it big last year signing a massive deal in free agency. Now, the Wisconsin product is giving back to his community by speaking to kids and making sure they fight for their dreams like he did his.

Trent Frederic bids farewell

Forward Trent Frederic signed with the Boston Bruins on Tuesday, ending his time with the Wisconsin hockey program after two years. He tweeted his thank you Wednesday to everyone with the Badgers for his experience in Madison.

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