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.
Ryan Pace has shown patience early in his tenure, keeping the big picture in mind.
Parker is a prospect who is flying under the radar in the 2015 NFL Draft.
Waynes is the top cornerback prospect in the 2015 NFL Draft.
Shelton is the top defensive tackle prospect in the 2015 NFL draft.
Foster immediately goes to the top of the Bears’ depth chart at the Mike linebacker spot.
McDonald is familiar with Bears defensive coordinator Vic Fangio from their time in San Francisco.
The 26-year old Jenkins has appeared in 44 games, making 19 starts.
Given his size-to-speed radio, White has the most upside of any receiver in this class.
The NFL Draft is just five weeks away. Here’s a first-round projection.
Cooper will likely be a top-five selection.
Dupree is a raw prospect, but his athletic upside is undeniable.
Gregory’s physical tools are intriguing, but he has durability concerns and his motor runs hot and cold on film.
Beasley is the top outside linebacker prospect in the 2015 draft class.
Fowler has an NFL-ready physique, is highly productive on tape and has the athletic grade to match.
The free agent rush is over, but there are still some value players available.
Ola’s versatility in the 2014 season literally paid off.
Rolle is excited to be a part of a defensive turnaround in Chicago.
With Cutler on the roster, $10 million of his 2016 base salary has been fully guaranteed.
The Bears had big needs at safety and addressed them by signing Antrel Rolle.
The Bears needed to add speed from the slot, which Royal provides.