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St. Louis Rams draft pick Michael Sam addresses the media during a press conference at Rams Park on May 13, 2014 in Earth City, Missouri. (credit: Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)

Keidel: Rams Risk Getting Smeared Should They Cut Michael Sam

Michael Sam’s magic moment has left America divided, making the masses uncomfortable for many reasons, though much of it has nothing to do with Michael Sam.

05/16/2014

Michael Sam. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)

St. Louis Rams Pick Michael Sam In NFL Draft

Michael Sam has been picked by the St. Louis Rams in the seventh round of the NFL draft, becoming the first openly gay player drafted by a pro football team.

05/10/2014

David Fales. (Credit: Getty)

Durkin’s Breakdown: QB David Fales

A San Jose State product, Fales (6-2/212) led the nation in completion percentage (72.5%) as a junior, finishing his career with 8,382 passing yards, a 68% completion percentage and a three-to-one touchdown (66) to interception (22) ratio.

670 The Score–05/10/2014

Brock Vereen. (Credit: University of Minnesota)

Durkin’s Breakdown: S Brock Vereen

The Minnesota product was a versatile player in college, lining up at outside corner, slot corner, safety and at gunner on special teams.

CBS Chicago–05/10/2014

New Bears cornerback Kyle Fuller, right, with NFL commissioner Roger Goodell. (Getty Images)

Bernstein: Let Fuller Be Himself

If Kyle Fuller is better than Charles Tillman, there’s no need for an apprenticeship.

CBS Chicago–05/09/2014

Johnny Manziel (credit: Elsa/Getty Images)

Keidel: Pro Football Meets Johnny Football

All eyes and iPhones were on Johnny Manziel, who squirmed in his seat for 21 picks before landing in the wasteland we call Cleveland. He forced a smile and his signature salutation, rubbing his thumb and forefinger, a metaphor for counting his cash.

05/09/2014

Florida State defensive tackle Timmy Jernigan. (Getty Images)

Durkin: Top Available Round 2 Defensive Prospects

Will the Bears do with a defensive tackle or safety? Those would be the logical picks.

CBS Chicago–05/09/2014

Radio City Music Hall. (Getty Images)

Report: NFL Draft Could Take Place Even Later In May Next Year

(CBSSports.com) If you hate that this year’s NFL Draft is taking place in early May, you might really end up hating 2015. The NFL is seriously considering moving the draft back even further, probably a week or […]

CBS Chicago–05/08/2014

(credit: Chris Trotman/Getty Images)

Emanuel Trying To Lure NFL Draft To Chicago

As the NFL Draft begins Thursday evening in New York, Mayor Rahm Emanuel is hoping to bring the three-day spectacle to Chicago as soon as next year.

05/08/2014

Ha Ha Clinton-Dix. (Getty Images)

Durkin: Bears Should Adhere To Safety First

The culture of today’s NFL makes safeties more valuable than ever.

CBS Chicago–04/24/2014

Johnny Manziel.  (Scott Halleran/Getty Images)

Deion Sanders Says Johnny Manziel Has ‘Ghetto Tendencies’

Manziel is a candidate to go No. 1 overall in May’s NFL Draft.

CBS Chicago–04/03/2014

Jordan Lynch. (Photo by Brian Kersey/Getty Images)

Listen: NFL Draft Podcast No. 1 With Adam Hoge & Dan Durkin

Adam Hoge and Dan Durkin preview the NFL Draft with their first draft podcast.

670 The Score–04/02/2014

Jadeveon Clowney. (Getty Images)

Alshon Jeffery Says Clowney’s ‘Going To Be A Hall Of Famer’

Alshon Jeffery and Jadeveon Clowney were teammates at South Carolina in 2011.

CBS Chicago–04/02/2014

Jadeveon Clowney. (Getty Images)

Jadeveon Clowney Believes He Should Be No. 1 Pick

Owners of the top pick, the Texans watched Clowney’s pro day on Wednesday.

CBS Chicago–04/02/2014

Phil Emery. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

NFL Draft Order: Round-By-Round Look At Bears Picks

The Bears have seven selections in the NFL draft, including two in the sixth round.

CBS Chicago–03/28/2014

Jadeveon Clowney. (Getty Images)

How Much Is The NFL Draft Hurting College Football?

With less financial incentive to improve one’s draft position, more underclassmen are leaving college early.

CBS Chicago–03/04/2014

Soldier Field. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Hoge: Bears CEO Ted Phillips Positioning Chicago For Super Bowl, NFL Draft

Logistically, Chicago could host the big game, but Soldier Field’s smaller capacity is a hold-up.

CBS Chicago–02/28/2014

Adam Muema. (Otto Kitsinger III/Getty Images)

RB Muema Leaves NFL Combine Because God Told Him To

You “can’t go wrong with God,” Adam Muema explained.

CBS Chicago–02/24/2014

Colt Lyerla. (Steve Dykes/Getty Images)

Hoge: Kyle Long Supporting Former Teammate Colt Lyerla In Comeback Effort

Colt Lyerla is looking to put his past behind him.

CBS Chicago–02/22/2014

Bears general manager Phil Emery. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Emery On 1st-Round Pick: ‘A Lot Of Offensive Playmakers On The Board’

The Bears aren’t willing to trade down in the first round unless they’re blown away with an offer.

CBS Chicago–02/20/2014

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