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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Dan Durkin- (CBS) A week-long interview for NFL hopefuls culminated in a 20-10 win for the South team coached by Gus Bradley and the Jacksonville Jaguars at the Senior Bowl. Auburn defensive end Dee Ford [...]
The Notre Dame offensive tackle projects as a right tackle or guard.
Dan Durkin makes his picks for the AFC and NFC Championship Games.
Dan Durkin breaks down the Bears’ current salary cap situation and explains how much money they have left.
If last week’s Wild Card round – where three of the four games were decided by three points or less – was any indication of how the playoffs will be, this weekend’s games should be a treat.
Here’s Durkin’s take on how the Wild Card Weekend will play out.
Fifteen weeks in the books, yet only four playoff tickets – Seattle, Denver, Kansas City, and Indianapolis – have been punched. With two weeks remaining, 19 teams are left in contention for a Super Bowl run.
Once the Eagles shift into high gear and run their up-tempo, no huddle offense, they put a defense on its heels, both from a fatigue and assignment standpoint.
Jay Cutler’s performance against the Cleveland Browns personified the trite sports cliche of it’s not how you start, but how you finish.
With only three playoff tickets punched, 25 teams remain in contention for a playoff spot.
Let’s go to the film room to look at a few of the Browns pressure packages.
Stability isn’t a word that’s often associated with the Cleveland Browns.