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.
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.
The Bears expect big production from McPhee in an expanded role in Chicago.
The Bears must be careful to not “buy” in free agency when they’re in rebuilding mode.
It’s an All-22 look at the Bears’ newest pass rusher, outside linebacker Pernell McPhee.
The Marshall trade illustrates Pace isn’t shy about making moves to build a program to match his image.
Here’s a full breakdown of the Bears’ salary cap situation as they head into free agency.
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.
The Bears have big needs at safety, but the draft is thin on prospects. Here’s a look at the top options on the open market.
The Bears may be in the market for another cornerback. Here’s a profile of some available options.