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Greg Olsen #88 of the Carolina Panthers during their game at Bank of America Stadium on November 18, 2013 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (credit: Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

Greg Olsen Gives The Carolina Panthers A Proven Receiving Threat

The Carolina Panthers cut the face of the franchise, Steve Smith, and let the only other three wide receivers on the roster that caught a pass last season leave as free agents. Tight end Greg Olsen is the only proven receiver returning from last season’s squad. Olsen should be Cam Newton’s favorite target this season.

08/16/2014

Bears reserve quarterback Jimmy Clausen. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Baffoe: Bears No. 2 QB Situation Is Mighty Unsettling

The sight of Jimmy Clausen or Jordan Palmer can only strike fear in Bears fans.

CBS Chicago–08/12/2014

Marc Trestman. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Durkin: The Marc Trestman Effect

Jay Cutler has shown as much improvement in Year 1 as any QB whom Marc Trestman has ever coached.

670 The Score–02/27/2014

Gabe Carimi. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Former Bears 1st-Round Draft Pick Carimi Released By Bucs

The will be no reunion of Carimi and Lovie Smith.

CBS Chicago–02/10/2014

Lovie Smith. (Photo by Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images)

Smith Expects To Transform Buccaneers Into Winners

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are counting on Lovie Smith to transform them into a championship contender.

670 The Score–01/06/2014

Lovie Smith. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Report: Bucs Wanted Gruden, Cowher Over Smith

Publicly, the Bucs had their sights set only on Lovie Smith to be their new head coach.

670 The Score–01/06/2014

Tom Brady, Bill Belichick (credit: Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

Gallo Goes There: Head Coaches Are Hugely Overrated In The NFL

Of the six coaches who were fired at the end of this season, each of them had quarterbacks with a quarterback rating placing them in the bottom half of the league.

01/03/2014

Marc Trestman and Lovie Smith. (Credit: Getty Images)

Vote: Will Bears Or Bucs Have Better 2014 Season?

Former Bears head coach Lovie Smith is heading south and has been named the head coach of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

670 The Score–01/02/2014

Lovie Smith. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Tampa Bay Buccaneers Hire Lovie Smith

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have hired Lovie Smith as their new head coach.

01/01/2014

Jon Gruden

Jon Gruden Has No Interest In Open Coaching Jobs

Here’s a heads up to all NFL general managers and team presidents: Stop firing your head coach with the hopes of hiring Jon Gruden.

12/31/2013

Lovie Smith. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Report: Lovie Smith Considered Favorite For Buccaneers Job

Former Bears head coach Lovie Smith may soon return to the NFL.

670 The Score–12/30/2013

Cam Newton. (Credit: Chris Graythen, Getty)

Durkin: Week 16 NFL Picks

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.

670 The Score–12/21/2013

Matthew Stafford. (credit: Jason Miller/Getty Images)

Durkin: Week 15 NFL Picks

With only three playoff tickets punched, 25 teams remain in contention for a playoff spot.

670 The Score–12/14/2013

New Orleans quarterback Drew Brees.  (Chris Graythen/Getty Images)

Durkin: Week 14 NFL Picks

With four games remaining, 29 teams remain in contention for a playoff spot.

12/06/2013

Russell Wilson. (Credit: Andy Lyons, Getty)

Durkin: Week 13 NFL Picks

Entering Week 13, 24 teams remain in or within one game of a playoff bid.

670 The Score–11/30/2013

Peyton Manning. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Durkin: Week 12 NFL Picks

Heading into Week 12, 23 teams are either in or within one game of a playoff bid. A marquee matchup between two old foes is rekindled on Sunday night.

670 The Score–11/22/2013

Peyton Manning. (Photo by Dustin Bradford/Getty Images)

Durkin: Week 11 NFL Picks

Ten weeks in the books and 23 teams remain in or within one-and-a-half games of a playoff bid. Week 11 is highlighted by two marquee, prime time matchups.

670 The Score–11/16/2013

Frank Gore of the San Francisco 49ers (Credit:  Michael Regan)

Durkin: Week 10 NFL Picks

Nine weeks into the season, there have been several notable turnarounds.

670 The Score–11/09/2013

Quarterback Josh McCown #12 of the Chicago Bears looks to pass in the third quarter against the Washington Redskins at FedExField on October 20, 2013 in Landover, Maryland. The Washington Redskins won, 45-41. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

Durkin: Week 9 NFL Picks

Only one game on the Week 9 docket features two teams with winning records, the Monday night matchup between the Bears and Packers.

670 The Score–11/01/2013

Running back Jamaal Charles  of the Kansas City Chiefs rushes past defensive end Tim Jamison  of the Houston Texans  (Photo by Peter Aiken/Getty Images)

Durkin: Week 8 NFL Picks

And then there was one. With the Broncos falling to the Colts, only the Chiefs remain unbeaten.

670 The Score–10/26/2013

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