Dan Durkin

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Dan Durkin has been a football writer for CBSChicago.com since 2011, when he joined the company after finishing runner-up in the Pepsi Max Score Search. He was CBSChicago.com’s lead Bears reporter in 2014 and now serves as an NFL columnist. 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.

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Durkin: Bears’ Ryan Pace Prepares For ‘Dangerous Water’ In Free Agency

For a team like the Bears, free agency is a necessary evil for general manager Ryan Pace.

CBS Chicago–02/25/2016

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Durkin: Bears’ Top 2016 Offseason Needs

Defensive end, inside linebacker and cornerback are a few areas the Bears need to address.

CBS Chicago–02/18/2016

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Durkin: 2016 NFL Offseason Key Dates

The NFL offseason is a busy one. Here’s what you need to know.

CBS Chicago–02/10/2016

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Durkin: What To Watch For During Super Bowl 50

Dan Durkin has the in-depth breakdown and his pick for Super Bowl 50.

CBS Chicago–02/05/2016

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Durkin’s Playbook: Greg Olsen Is The Panthers’ X-Factor

We take a closer look at what makes the Cam Newton-to-Greg Olsen connection so effective for Carolina.

CBS Chicago–02/03/2016

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Durkin: NFL Conference Title Picks

The narrative in — and the result of — the AFC Championship boils down to Peyton Manning and Tom Brady.

CBS Chicago–01/22/2016

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Durkin: Cutting To The Core Of The Bears Defense

The Bears have a long way to go in sustaining defensive talent.

CBS Chicago–01/20/2016

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Durkin: NFL Divisional Round Picks

Peyton Manning is set to make his first start since Week 10 and will oppose the banged-up Steelers.

CBS Chicago–01/15/2016

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Durkin: Cutting To The Core Of The Bears Offense

What current players will be in the core when the Bears are ready to contend? Dan Durkin takes a look.

CBS Chicago–01/14/2016

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Durkin: NFL Wild-Card Round Picks

There’s a couple toss-up games that should go down to the wire this weekend.

CBS Chicago–01/08/2016

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Durkin: The Alshon Jeffery Decision

Jeffery’s contract situation has become the biggest decision Ryan Pace has faced in his first year on the job.

CBS Chicago–01/07/2016

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Durkin: Critical Offseason Awaits The Bears

Heading into a crucial offseason, the Bears are well-positioned financially to acquire much needed talent.

CBS Chicago–01/04/2016

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Durkin: Week 17 NFL Picks

Week 17 features several intriguing matchups that will impact seeding in both conferences.

CBS Chicago–01/02/2016

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Durkin: What To Watch For During Bears-Lions

The Bears are looking to avoid being swept by the Lions for the third straight season.

CBS Chicago–12/31/2015

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Durkin: Impressions From Bears-Bucs

Chicago’s depleted roster showed resolve in its win at Tampa Bay.

CBS Chicago–12/29/2015

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Durkin: Week 16 NFL Picks

Each conference features one marquee matchup in Week 16.

CBS Chicago–12/25/2015

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Durkin: What To Watch For During Bears-Bucs

The Bears must commit to their rushing attack, even if it is slowed early.

CBS Chicago–12/24/2015

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Durkin: Impressions From Bears-Vikings

After 14 games, the Bears have shown minimal of improvement this season.

CBS Chicago–12/22/2015

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Durkin: Week 15 NFL Picks

Only one game this weekend features two teams with a winning record, yet all but two games have playoff implications.

CBS Chicago–12/18/2015

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Durkin: What To Watch For During Bears-Vikings

Chicago’s inside linebackers must be disciplined with their eyes Sunday against Minnesota.

CBS Chicago–12/17/2015



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