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Dan Arkush

Dan Arkush

Executive editor
Pro Football Weekly

Executive editor Dan Arkush has worked full-time for Pro Football Weekly from 1975 to 1992 and — following a three-year period working for various Chicago-based trade magazines — 1995 to the present. The son of PFW founder Art Arkush and brother of publisher/editor Hub Arkush, Dan has worked in every capacity as a writer, editor and editor-in-chief for PFW, including a 1 1/2-year stint as the editor of Basketball News, which was modeled after PFW. Dan was instrumental in developing the “Way We Hear It,” which has been considered PFW’s key component since its inception in the late ‘70s. He has covered every team in the league at one time or another for PFW, reported in person on 13 Super Bowls and has also attended the last 14 Scouting Combines. His current specialty is the NFC West and Bears and Packers from the NFC North, and his quick-hitting “A Bombs” are a regular feature in PFW’s print edition. Arkush is a graduate of the University of Missouri with a bachelor’s degree in journalism. He worked as the sports editor for the North Kansas City Dispatch for one year before joining PFW.


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Baylor WR Williams in first-round conversation

Posted Feb. 22, 2013 @ 2:26 p.m. ET
Baylor WR Terrance Williams is a proven playmaker worthy of following in former teammate Kendall Wright’s first-round footsteps.

Thompson: Packers not worried about leadership void

Posted Feb. 22, 2013 @ 12:26 p.m. ET
Packers GM Ted Thompson is confident his club will overcome key losses both on the field and in the front office.

Seahawks GM likes 'win-win' QB situation

Posted Feb. 21, 2013 @ 6:53 p.m. ET
Seahawks GM John Schneider does not appear to be in any hurry to unload Matt Flynn, as rumors have suggested.

Old-school Arians feeling young at heart

Posted Feb. 21, 2013 @ 4:51 p.m. ET
New Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians generated an old-school vibe while holding court at the Combine.

Packers RB Harris looks like a real keeper

Posted Jan. 11, 2013 @ 1:32 p.m. ET
In his first play in a Packers uniform, RB DuJuan Harris showed he belonged.

Niners' faith in Justin Smith remains strong for now

Posted Jan. 10, 2013 @ 3:31 p.m. ET
While we hear the 49ers once again will be counting on Justin Smith big time next season, it could be a different story in 2014.

PFW/PFWA 2012 All-NFL team

Posted Jan. 10, 2013 @ 2:38 p.m. ET
Adrian Peterson and J.J. Watt are two of the stars on the 2012 PFW/Pro Football Writers of America 2012 All-NFL team.

Rams remain in dire need of playmaking wideouts

Posted Jan. 10, 2013 @ 10:32 a.m. ET
For the second year in a row, wide receiver shapes up as a major draft need for the Rams.

Key matchup: Niners RB Frank Gore vs. Packers run defense

Posted Jan. 08, 2013 @ 1:01 p.m. ET
PFW’s Dan Arkush focuses on Niners RB Frank Gore vs. the Packers run defense in the Packers-49ers playoff game Saturday night.

Quick fix in Kansas City

Posted Jan. 07, 2013 @ 9:35 a.m. ET
Observers around the league agree that Andy Reid will quickly right the ship in Kansas City the same way he did in Philadelphia.