NFL preseason schedule announced

The breathless anticipation is over - the NFL has announced the 2017 preseason schedule.

For the second consecutive year, the Bears open the preseason at Soldier Field against the Denver Broncos sometime between Aug. 10-14. The league doesn't announce exact dates for non-nationally-televised preseason games for another week or so.

After the opener, the Bears play back-to-back preseason games against the Arizona Cardinals (Aug. 17-21) and the Tennessee Titans (Sunday, Aug. 27), a nationally-televised game on Fox-TV. The Bears conclude the preseason at home against the Cleveland Browns Aug. 31 or Sept. 1.

The Bears' preseason games will be produced and broadcast by the Chicago Bears Network except for the Titans game. Each game will be shown live on Fox32 Chicago and stations throughout the Midwest. All four games will be broadcast on WBBM Radio (780 AM and 105.9 FM).

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