Dan Wiederer, chicagotribune.com

Dan Wiederer

chicagotribune.com

Chicago, IL, United States

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Recent:
  • chicagotribune.com
Past:
  • Orlando Sentinel
  • New York Daily News
  • Hartford Courant
  • Sun Sentinel

Recent articles by Dan:

Kevin Warren and Justin Fields, once divided in the Big Ten during the pandemic, are now united with the Chicago Bears

New Chicago Bears president Kevin Warren said there's no animosity lingering from 2020, when he and Justin Fields disagreed on how to handle Big Ten football at the height of the pandemic. → Read More

‘I’m in my sweet spot.’ As the new Chicago Bears president, Kevin Warren sees major challenges — and invigorating opportunities.

Pursuing two grand ventures at once — a dazzling new stadium and a shiny Lombardi Trophy — hits Kevin Warren’s sweet spot. The new Chicago Bears president and CEO can't wait to start chasing both. → Read More

Highlights from Kevin Warren’s introduction as Chicago Bears president and CEO: ‘You need to plan before you start digging’

New Chicago Bears president and CEO Kevin Warren expressed his vision for how he hopes to propel the team into a promising future, including thoughts on a potential new stadium in Arlington Heights. → Read More

What will Kevin Warren bring to the Chicago Bears? What should GM Ryan Poles do with the No. 1 pick? 4 questions for the offseason.

A lot of hope is swirling around a Chicago Bears team that finished the season on a franchise-record 10-game losing streak. → Read More

Column: Why Kevin Warren is exactly what the Chicago Bears need. ‘There will be an adrenaline rush inside that building at all times.’

The Chicago Bears' hiring of Kevin Warren as their new team president and CEO will help raise the bar. And it couldn’t be timed better. → Read More

Chicago Bears hire Big Ten Commissioner Kevin Warren — ‘a man of integrity, respect and excellence’ — as their new president/CEO

Kevin Warren’s arrival comes at a landmark time in the organization’s history with the Chicago Bears pursuing a grand venture to build a new stadium. → Read More

Column: Chicago Bears fans were forgiving during GM Ryan Poles’ 1st season. Now the pressure’s on to capitalize on a big window of opportunity.

After a 3-14 season earned the Chicago Bears the No. 1 pick in the NFL draft, all fans should agree: This is the kind of jubilation you don't ever want to replicate. → Read More

5 things we heard as Chicago Bears players cleaned out their lockers, including a big offseason ahead for David Montgomery

David Montgomery is among the Chicago Bears’ bigger free-agent decisions this offseason. → Read More

Chicago Bears QB rewind: What to make of Justin Fields’ struggles against the league’s worst passing defense

For Justin Fields and the Chicago Bears, Sunday's game against a struggling Detroit Lions defense seemed like a golden opportunity to build confidence. Instead it became one of the season's ugliest days. → Read More

Chicago Bears QB rewind: With Justin Fields contained as a runner, the offense never found its groove

A seven-carry, 11-yard output from QB Justin Fields offered the latest hint that until the Chicago Bears find more offensive balance, defenses will scheme to limit Fields as a runner. → Read More

Chicago Bears QB rewind: Justin Fields makes things possible on offense with his ability to turn nothing into everything

Chicago Bears quarterback Justin Fields couldn’t quite detail the feeling he has had recently, the vibe that has given him elevated certitude and composure within games. → Read More

Chicago Bears QB rewind: How Justin Fields’ explosive playmaking has transformed an offense that was allergic to long touchdowns

Not long ago the Chicago Bears offense seemed allergic to long touchdowns. Now the explosive TDs are coming from Justin Fields just about every week. → Read More

Justin Fields a full participant in practice for Chicago Bears — and the QB should be set to start Sunday vs. Green Bay Packers

Chicago Bears quarterback Justin Fields should be in the clear to start Sunday’s game against the Green Bay Packers at Soldier Field. Trevor Siemian, however, is now done for the season and headed for surgery on his injured oblique. → Read More

Column: Aaron Rodgers vs. Justin Fields. This is exactly what the Chicago Bears-Green Bay Packers rivalry needs — right here and right now.

Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers will be fighting through pain Sunday — and indirectly challenging Chicago Bears QB Justin Fields to do the same. → Read More

Will the Chicago Bears have yet another QB face the Green Bay Packers? Here are 12 eye-catching numbers entering the Week 13 game.

With Aaron Rodgers vowing to continue playing through injuries and Justin Fields working back from a shoulder issue, there’s reason to remain intrigued by the Week 13 Chicago Bears-Green Bay Packers matchup. → Read More

4 things we learned at Chicago Bears practice, including roster churn after injuries and an encouraging performance at RB

The Chicago Bears’ injury issues and roster churn go well beyond the quarterback position. At this point, the team is fighting to maintain stability on the depth chart. → Read More

Column: As the Chicago Bears’ latest skid drags on, players must find motivation within to maintain their focus

Chicago Bears coach Matt Eberflus has touted the character within the locker room as a steadying force. That might be needed in December more than ever. → Read More

Column: Injuries to Eddie Jackson and Darnell Mooney cast a bigger cloud over the Chicago Bears’ blowout loss

A 31-10 pummeling by the New York Jets was only part of the Chicago Bears' dejection. Injuries to safety Eddie Jackson and receiver Darnell Mooney contributed to the glum feeling in the locker room. → Read More

5 things to watch in the Chicago Bears-New York Jets game — plus our Week 12 predictions

The Chicago Bears are trying to steer out of a four-game skid and have lost seven of eight overall. → Read More

Jaquan Brisker lands in the concussion protocol after twice being allowed to return to Sunday’s Chicago Bears game

Chicago Bears rookie safety Jaquan Brisker is in the NFL’s concussion protocol following Sunday’s loss in Atlanta. → Read More