Dan Durkin

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Dan Durkin became CBSChicago.com’s lead Bears reporter in August 2014 after being an NFL columnist for the site for three years. Durkin originally joined the company after finishing runner-up in the 2011 Pepsi Max Score Search. He’s a graduate of the University of Illinois, where he was a member of the men’s football team (despite his best efforts to join the women’s team). You can follow Dan on Twitter @djdurkin.

Wild Card Playoffs - Detroit Lions v New Orleans Saints

Bears-Saints: 5 Matchups To Watch

Saints tight end Jimmy Graham will be a handful for the Bears defense on Monday.

CBS Chicago–12/12/2014

Philadelphia Eagles v Chicago Bears

Bears Notes: Amid Noise, Tucker Keeps Focus On Saints

Defensive coordinator Mel Tucker hasn’t had discussions on his job status.

CBS Chicago–12/11/2014

Jon Bostic. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Durkin: Linebacker Shuffle Continues For Bears

With D.J. Williams on IR, Jon Bostic slides to the middle. But should he?

CBS Chicago–12/11/2014

(Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Durkin: Know Your Opponent — New Orleans Saints

The Saints’ disappointing season has prompted changes in New Orleans.

CBS Chicago–12/10/2014

Bears coach Marc Trestman. (Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

Bears Notes: Trestman Addresses Tucker, Cutler Reports

Big-picture decisions loom for the Bears.

CBS Chicago–12/08/2014

Bears quarterback Jay Cutler. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Durkin: No Offense, Bears (Part Two)

We take a closer look at some of the reasons why the Bears offense has regressed in 2014.

CBS Chicago–12/08/2014

Bears receiver Brandon Marshall is helped off the field Thursday after being injured in a loss to the Cowboys. (David Banks/Getty Images)

Brandon Marshall Has Two Fractured Ribs, Injured Lung

Marshall has been ruled out of a Dec. 15 game against the Saints.

CBS Chicago–12/05/2014

Bears quarterback Jay Cutler. (David Banks/Getty Images)

Durkin: Bears’ White Flag Has Been Raised

Same story, different week for the Bears.

CBS Chicago–12/05/2014

Robbie Gould. (Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images)

Bears-Cowboys: Gould, Ratliff Inactive

Full list of inactives for tonight’s Bears-Cowboys game.

CBS Chicago–12/04/2014

Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

Durkin’s Preview: Bears-Cowboys

Dallas has much to play for. Chicago? Not so much.

CBS Chicago–12/04/2014

Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

Bears-Cowboys: 5 Matchups To Watch

There are plenty of ties between these two teams. Here are 5 matchups to focus on.

CBS Chicago–12/04/2014

Cowboys running back DeMarco Murray. (Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

Durkin: Know Your Opponent – Dallas Cowboys

Can the Cowboys finally make this a December to remember?

CBS Chicago–12/03/2014

Bears kicker Robbie Gould. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Bears Notes: Robbie Gould Misses Practice

Punter Pat O’Donnell would take over kicking duties if needed.

CBS Chicago–12/02/2014

Bears coach Marc Trestman. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Durkin: No Offense, Bears (Part One)

We take a closer look at some of the reasons why the Bears offense has regressed in 2014.

CBS Chicago–12/02/2014

bears vs lions

Durkin: Bears Talk Balance Yet Play Imbalanced

“You can’t just sit back there and throw 50 passes a game and expect to win,” Matt Forte says.

CBS Chicago–12/01/2014

Bears coach Marc Trestman. (Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

Bears Notes: ‘We Haven’t Been A Consistent Offense’

Plus, safety Chris Conte has an eye ailment that’s left his status unclear.

CBS Chicago–12/01/2014

Lance Briggs. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Durkin: Briggs Era Likely Over In Chicago

The Bears are prepare for life without Lance Briggs this season and likely beyond.

CBS Chicago–11/30/2014

Matt Forte. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Bears Notes: ‘We’re A Struggling Offense’

The Bears’ fast start on offense fizzled fast against the Lions.

CBS Chicago–11/27/2014

Lions receiver catches a touchdown pass in front of Bears cornerback Kyle Fuller in Detroit's 34-17 win Sunday at Ford Field. (Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Durkin: The Bears Are Who We Thought They Were — Pretenders

Don’t be upset about the Bears, be thankful you know who they really are, writes Dan Durkin.

CBS Chicago–11/27/2014

Bears defensive tackle Jeremiah Ratliff. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Bears-Lions: Jeremiah Ratliff Inactive

Full list of inactives for today’s Bears-Lions game.

CBS Chicago–11/27/2014

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