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.
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With the new league year coming up, here’s what you need to know.
The Bears need to up the talent and competition at both inside linebacker spots this offseason.
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Signs point to the Ryan Pace/John Fox partnership starting off on the right foot.
We take a look at some top defensive prospects at the NFL Scouting Combine.
Proposals to review penalties are on the docket for the NFL Competition Committee.
Fowler is near the top of a talented group of edge rushers.
The Bears have a big need at safety, but this year’s draft crop is thin on top-level talent.
Even small details like play-calls and huddling will be adjustments for the top QB prospects.
There are a handful of second-round talents the Bears will evaluate.
The Bears’ transition from a 4-3 to a 3-4 defense has officially started.
The 2015 draft class is loaded with talent at the edge rusher position.
“I definitely love Chicago, but I definitely understand it’s a business,” Marshall said.
The 2015 NFL league year starts next month. Here are the key offseason dates.
Special teams were de-emphasized under former coach Marc Trestman.
With Matt Forte heading into the final year of his deal, the Bears must address their future plans at running back.
The discussion can no longer be about Jay Cutler’s physical talents. It’s about production.
The Bears’ receiving core has talent, but a different mix of skills is needed to diversify the attack.