Bears set training camp dates


Fans hoping to get a glimpse of the 2017 Chicago Bears should mark their calendars now as the club hits the practice field at Olivet Nazarene University in Bourbonnais in late July.

The team announced its training camp schedule with most practices beginning late morning and lasting until early afternoon. In a twist this year, the Bears are requiring fans to register online for free tickets that will be scanned at the camp’s entrance. Interest and attendance has lagged the last few seasons as the team has struggled on the field.

Bears rookies actually get a head start on their transition to the NFL as they report one week earlier on July 19. QB Mitch Trubisky, the Bears first-round pick and second overall selection in the recent NFL draft, is expected to command much of the attention as he embarks on his NFL career.  Other eyes will be focused on free-agent QB Mike Glennon, who takes over from the departed Jay Cutler and is targeted to become the Bears opening day starter.

Training camp dates are listed below:

July

Wed, July 26: Report day, no practice

Thu, July 27: 11:15 a.m. practice (no pads)

Fri, July 28: 11:40 a.m. practice (closed to public)

Sat, July 29: 11:15 a.m. practice

Sun, July 30: 11:15 a.m. practice

Mon, July 31: 11:30 a.m. practice (no pads)

August

Tue, Aug. 1: OFF

Wed, Aug. 2: 11:15 a.m. practice

Thu, Aug. 3: 11:15 a.m. practice

Fri, Aug. 4: 11:40 a.m. practice (closed to public)

Sat, Aug. 5: 3 p.m. Family Fest at Soldier Field

Sun, Aug. 6: OFF

Mon, Aug. 7: 11:15 a.m. practice

Tue, Aug. 8: 11:15 a.m. practice

Wed, Aug. 9: OFF

Thu, Aug. 10: Bears vs. Broncos, 7 p.m., Soldier Field

Fri, Aug. 11: OFF

Sat, Aug. 12: 12:05 p.m. practice (no pads)

Sun, Aug. 13: 11:15 a.m. practice

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