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Bears Set Training Camp Slate, Will Hold Join Practices With Patriots

By Chris Emma--

(CBS) The Bears and Patriots will conduct practices together in New England on Aug. 15-16 during training camp.

For the second straight season, Bears coach John Fox has elected to work with another NFL team during training camp. The Bears and Patriots play Aug. 18 in a preseason came at Gillette Stadium.

Last August, the Bears joined the Colts in Indianapolis for training camp practices prior to their preseason game.

Bears training camp begins with the first practice on Thursday, July 28, with the team reporting to Olivet Nazarene in Bourbonnais on Wednesday, July 27. The Bears' first padded practice is Saturday, July 30.

Training camp in Bourbonnais runs through Tuesday, Aug. 9, leading up to the preseason game with the Broncos. The Bears then practice at Halas Hall before moving to New England for joint practices.

The Bears' full training camp schedule is below:

Wednesday, July 27: report day

Thursday, July 28, 9:35 a.m. practice (no pads)

Friday, July 29: 11:15 a.m. practice (no pads)

Saturday, July 30: 9:35 a.m. practice

Sunday, July 31: 11:15 a.m. practice

Monday, Aug. 1: 9:35 a.m. practice

Tuesday, Aug. 2: off day

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

Thursday, Aug. 4: 9:35 a.m. practice

Friday, Aug. 5: 11:15 a.m. practice

Saturday, Aug. 6: Family Fest at Soldier Field, time TBA

Sunday, Aug. 7: off day

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

Tuesday, Aug. 9: 9:35 a.m. practice (final open one)

Wednesday, Aug. 10: walk-through

Thursday, Aug. 11: Bears vs. Broncos

Friday, Aug. 12: off day

Saturday, Aug. 13: practice at Halas Hall, time TBA

Sunday, Aug. 14: practice at Halas Hall, time TBA

Monday, Aug. 15: practice at Patriots, time TBA

Tuesday, Aug. 16: practice at Patriots, time TBA

Wednesday, Aug. 17: walk-through

Thursday, Aug. 18: Bears at Patriots

Chris Emma covers the Chicago sports scene and more for Follow him on Twitter @CEmma670 and like his Facebook page.

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