Bears will face Ravens, Bengals, Broncos, Chiefs, Bills in eventful preseason

Bears coach Matt Nagy will face his former team, the Chiefs, in the preseason “dress rehearsal” game at Soldier Field in late August as part of a busy five-game preseason schedule that was released Wednesday.

The Bears open the preseason against the Ravens on Aug. 2 in the Hall of Fame Game in Canton, Ohio. Former Bears linebacker Brian Urlacher and former Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis will be enshrined in the Pro Football Hall of Fame on Aug. 4.

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The Bears will play the Bengals at Paul Brown Stadium the week of Aug 9-12 (the exact date to be determined) and the Broncos at Mile High Stadium the week of Aug. 16-19.

Bears linebacker Lamarr Houston (99) of the brings down Matt Dayes (27) of the Cleveland Browns during a preseason game at Soldier Field on August 31, 2017. The Bears will not play the Browns in the preseason finale for the first time since 2003. They will play the Bills at Soldier Field instead. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

They will play their first home game of the Nagy era the week of Aug. 23-26 against the Chiefs. Nagy was the Chiefs’ offensive coordinator before being hired to replace John Fox in January.

The Bears conclude their preseason against the Bills on Aug. 30 at Soldier Field. This will be the first time the Bears have not played the Browns in the preseason finale since 2003.

The Hall of Fame game will be televised on Ch. 5. The rest of the preseason schedule will be on Fox-32. All games will be broadcast on 780-AM.

The schedule:

Thurs., Aug. 2: vs. Ravens (Hall of Fame Game at Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium in Canton, Ohio)

Aug. 9-12: at Bengals at Paul Brown Stadium

Aug. 16-19: at Broncos a Mile High Stadium

Aug. 23-26: vs. Chiefs at Soldier Field

Thurs., Aug. 30 vs. Bills at Soldier Field