Bears to practice at Patriots, announce Bourbonnais dates

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The Bears’ first training camp practice is July 28. (AP)

The Bears will reunite with Martellus Bennett and Shea McClellin before their second preseason game, as the team will practice Aug. 15 and 16 against the Patriots in Foxborough, Mass.

It marks the second-straight year the Bears held a joint practice before a preseason game; they travelled to Indianapolis last season before they faced the Colts. The Bears will play the Patriots at Gillette Stadium on Aug. 18.

Before then, the Bears will hold their free-to-the-public training camp at Olivet Nazerene University in Bourbonnais from July 28 to Aug. 9.

They’ll rotate start times, generally, between 9:35 a.m. and 11:15 a.m., have two off days and scrimmage Aug. 6 at Solider Field.

Here’s a look at the schedule:

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

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

July 30: 9:35 a.m.

July 31: 11:15 a.m.

Aug. 1: 9:35 a.m.

Aug. 2: OFF DAY

Aug. 3: 11:15 a.m.

Aug. 4: 9:35 a.m.

Aug. 5: 11:15 a.m.

Aug. 6: Family Fest at Solider Field, time TBA

Aug. 7: OFF DAY

Aug. 8: 11:15 a.m.

Aug. 9: 9:35 a.m.

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