Dan Durkin

Pernell McPhee, right. (Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

Durkin’s Free Agent Spotlight: OLB Pernell McPhee

It’s an All-22 look at the Bears’ newest pass rusher, outside linebacker Pernell McPhee.

CBS Chicago–03/10/2015

Bears general manager Ryan Pace. (David Banks/Getty Images)

Durkin: Brandon Marshall Trade The First Power Move From Ryan Pace

The Marshall trade illustrates Pace isn’t shy about making moves to build a program to match his image.

CBS Chicago–03/06/2015

Bears 2015 Cap infographic Updated

Durkin: Bears’ Salary Cap Outlook

Here’s a full breakdown of the Bears’ salary cap situation as they head into free agency.

CBS Chicago–03/06/2015

Bears coach John Fox, left, and general manager Ryan Pace. (David Banks/Getty Images)

Durkin: Bears’ 2015 Free Agency Primer

With the new league year coming up, here’s what you need to know.

CBS Chicago–03/05/2015

David Harris. (Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

Durkin’s Bears Free Agent Preview — Inside Linebackers

The Bears need to up the talent and competition at both inside linebacker spots this offseason.

CBS Chicago–03/04/2015

Devin McCourty. (Getty Images)

Durkin’s Bears Free Agent Preview — Safety

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.

CBS Chicago–03/03/2015

Davon House. (Kevin C. Cox / Getty Images Sport)

Durkin’s Bears Free Agent Preview — Cornerbacks

The Bears may be in the market for another cornerback. Here’s a profile of some available options.

CBS Chicago–03/02/2015

Bears general manager Ryan Pace. (David Banks/Getty Images)

Durkin: Bears Were Among NFL Combine Winners

Signs point to the Ryan Pace/John Fox partnership starting off on the right foot.

CBS Chicago–02/26/2015

UCLA linebacker Eric Kendricks. (Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

Durkin: NFL Combine Notes — Defense

We take a look at some top defensive prospects at the NFL Scouting Combine.

CBS Chicago–02/24/2015

Cowboys receiver Dez Bryant, right. (Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Durkin: Instant Replay Expansion Under Consideration By NFL

Proposals to review penalties are on the docket for the NFL Competition Committee.

CBS Chicago–02/21/2015

Dante Fowler. (Sam Greenwood/Getty Images).

Dante Fowler Is Anxious To Make His NFL Dream Come True

Fowler is near the top of a talented group of edge rushers.

CBS Chicago–02/20/2015

Landon Collins. (Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Durkin: Combine Prospect Watch — Safety

The Bears have a big need at safety, but this year’s draft crop is thin on top-level talent.

CBS Chicago–02/20/2015

Marcus Mariota. (Getty Images)

Durkin: NFL Learning Curve Will Be Steep For Top QB Prospects

Even small details like play-calls and huddling will be adjustments for the top QB prospects.

CBS Chicago–02/19/2015

Denzel Perryman. (Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

Durkin: Combine Prospect Watch — Linebackers

There are a handful of second-round talents the Bears will evaluate.

CBS Chicago–02/19/2015

Bears coach John Fox. (David Banks/Getty Images)

John Fox Confirms Bears Will Use A 3-4 Defense

The Bears’ transition from a 4-3 to a 3-4 defense has officially started.

CBS Chicago–02/18/2015

Dante Fowler. (Sam Greenwood/Getty Images).

Durkin: Combine Prospect Watch — Edge Rushers

The 2015 draft class is loaded with talent at the edge rusher position.

CBS Chicago–02/18/2015

Bears receiver Brandon Marshall. (David Banks/Getty Images)

Durkin: Marshall Uncertain About Future In Chicago

“I definitely love Chicago, but I definitely understand it’s a business,” Marshall said.

CBS Chicago–02/11/2015

Pat O'Donnell, left, and Robbie Gould, right. (Jason Miller/Getty Images)

Durkin’s Bears Positional Breakdown — Special Teams

Special teams were de-emphasized under former coach Marc Trestman.

CBS Chicago–02/09/2015

Bears running back Matt Forte, left. (David Banks/Getty Images)

Durkin’s Bears Positional Breakdown — Running Back

With Matt Forte heading into the final year of his deal, the Bears must address their future plans at running back.

CBS Chicago–02/06/2015

Bears quarterback Jay Cutler. (David Banks/Getty Images)

Durkin’s Bears Positional Breakdown — Quarterback

The discussion can no longer be about Jay Cutler’s physical talents. It’s about production.

CBS Chicago–02/05/2015

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