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.
Mills is relishing the challenging that Mario Williams will provide.
Chicago tackle Jordan Mills needs to hold his own against Buffalo end Mario Williams.
Keeping outside contain and forcing Spiller inside will be vital for the Bears.
Quarterback EJ Manuel is under the microscope in Buffalo.
The Chicago Bears made their final cuts to reach the 53-man roster limit.
Chicago still has unanswered questions and important roster decisions looming.
Dan Durkin breaks down which Bears are fighting for a roster spot ahead of the preseason finale.
If the third preseason game is truly a dress rehearsal, the Bears need a wardrobe change.
The simplicity of the Seahawks’ defense lets talent dominate, but here’s how to beat it.
The Bears’ passing game has taken shape while the running game remains grounded.
Game tape doesn’t lie, and it shows where McClellin struggled against the Eagles.
Robbie Gould’s back, but Chicago’s looking for a new punter, holder, snapper and kick returner.
Keep an eye on how the reserve running backs like Ka’Deem Carey perform.
“If we can add 100 plays to what we already did, that would be a great starting point,” Marc Trestman says.
At most, only six of the 53 players who make the Bears roster with be from the previous regime.
Three rookies are getting meaningful first-team reps on defense.
The Bears held their first padded practice of 2014 on Sunday in front of a raucous crowd of faithful fans.
Fales has quality anticipation and pocket awareness but needs to improve his arm strength.
Vereen is a sure tackler who’s good at reading keys, but his ball skills and footwork need work.
Carey displays great vision and finishes runs, but he needs to work on his blocking and gain a few pounds.