Chicago Bears announce camp dates

Because we're under the eight-week mark before training camp starts, I'm starting to get some questions about start dates and practice schedules. Here's what I know so far:

The Chicago Bears announced their entire schedule Monday. You can see the daily practice times on their website, but here is the pertinent information of their stay at Olivet Nazarene University:

  • First practice: Saturday, July 31 (7 p.m.)

  • Soldier Field: Friday, Aug. 6 (7 p.m.)

  • Off days: Saturday, Aug. 7 and Sunday, Aug. 15

  • Final open practice: Thursday, Aug. 19

Earlier this offseason, the Green Bay Packers said their first practice will be on the afternoon of July 31. Full details of their camp, along with those of the Detroit Lions and Minnesota Vikings, will come later this summer.