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Bears announce training camp schedule

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If the unveiling of new quarterback Jay Cutler on Wednesday at the team's first OTA of the offseason didn't get you in the mood for some football, then how about the training camp schedule for the organization's eighth summer at Olivet Nazarene University in Bourbonnais, Ill.

Players must report to camp 10 weeks from today and the first practice will be held at 3 p.m. on Friday, July 31. It will be the first of 16 practices open to the public at the school.

Here is the schedule:


JULY

Day Date Practice Time

Friday, July 31, 3 p.m. practice

AUGUST

Day Date Practice Time

Saturday, August 1, 7 p.m. practice

Sunday, August 2, 3 p.m. practice

Monday, August 3, Noon practice

Tuesday, August 4, 3 p.m. practice

Wednesday, August 5, Noon practice

Thursday, August 6, 7 p.m. practice

Friday, August 7, 3 p.m. practice

Saturday, August 8, Noon practice at Soldier Field

Sunday, August 9, OFF DAY

Monday, August 10, Noon practice

Tuesday, August 11, 7 p.m. practice

Wednesday, August 12, 3 p.m. practice

Thursday, August 13, 3 p.m. practice

Friday, August 14, Travel to Buffalo

Saturday, August 15, BEARS AT BILLS

Sunday, August 16, OFF DAY

Monday, August 17, 3 p.m. practice

Tuesday, August 18, 3 p.m. practice

Wednesday, August 19, 7 p.m. practice

Thursday, August 20, 3 p.m. practice

Friday, August 21, BREAK CAMP

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NO injuries thets hope for the best. I believe we the fans will have a better idea by AUG 17th who the starting 22 will be. I dont read into much on who maybe will start right now only because alot of the player are moving from 1st team to 2nd team.

Brad can you know the dates for the first cut. Then when do they have to scale down to a 53 man roster?

Hey Brad,

This schedule is a bit worrisome. I love all of the offseason moves...except this. Do you have any insight as to why there aren't any two-a-day practices scheduled? That's like a rite of passage! Break them down to build them up. I was at the Atlanta game last year, and in the second half they owned us because they were in better shape. Carolina as well.

We have some good players and the chance to do something really good, but the coaches have to get the players ready to play. Please tell me that I'm missing something cuz I just don't get this at all.

Hey Brad thanks for the updates! I live out of town and was really hoping to do a Cubs / Bears Camp trip but the Cubs are on a long road trip through most of camp. Do they do that intentionally?

I was wondering if you had any new info on Pisa? Is he still in Chicago? I'm guessing he wasn't on the sidelines again today.

Woodlayer,

First, what part of "open to the public" did you not understand?

Second, I must have been watching a different Atlanta game because I saw Kyle Orton throw what should have been a game-winning TD with 11 seconds left in the game ... and then a botched squib kick followed by bad coverage by an inexperienced CB who'd been on the roster all of one week.

Pardon me Da Church of Da Coach, but what does "open to the public" have to do with no scheduled two-a-day practices? I don't care if I get to see practice or not. I care about them being prepared. And what u didn't see on television was the number of guys getting injured because they were tired. The backups had to play special teams and go in on defense. That's the reason we had to do the squib kick in the first place. On the kick return where #32 almost ran for a td, we had horrible coverage. Lovie even said guys were tired and played more than they were used to. Guys are supposed to get into shape during the offseason, then camp and two-a-days are to get guys prepared for the fourth quarter of games regardless of the circumstances.

If you're really from the old school, as your name suggests, then you should completely get what I'm talking about.

@woodlayer
What "Da Coach" is trying to say is that there very likely ARE two-a-day practices scheduled, but some of them are not open to the public.

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