Bears scheduled to open camp July 22

LAKE FOREST, Ill. -- The Chicago Bears are tentatively scheduled to report to training camp on the campus of Olivet Nazarene in Bourbonnais on July 22.

The first practice is expected to be held on July 23.

The Bears are scheduled to open the preseason by facing the St. Louis Rams in the Hall of Fame game in Canton, Ohio on Aug. 7, therefore requiring the organization to report to camp a week earlier than usual.

This marks the 10th consecutive year the Bears have held training camp at Olivet Nazarene. The club recently signed an extension to keep the team training in Bourbonnais through at least 2012, with a team option for 2013.