- Jeff Dickerson, Chicago Bears beat reporter
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CHICAGO -- Eight days after unacceptable field conditions forced the Chicago Bears to cancel the practice part of "Family Fest" at Soldier Field, stadium workers removed the tarp around 5:30 p.m. in advance of the preseason opener versus the Buffalo Bills.
The field was covered due to rain in the area throughout most of Saturday.
At first glance, the playing surface appears to be in decent shape, as players began to take the field for warmups around 5:50 p.m. The seams on the field that were visible during "Family Fest" seem to be corrected.
"Field wasn't bad," Roy Williams said during the first half. "It wasn't bad at all. I'm looking forward to November, December to see how it really is. But, today it wasn't bad."
The Soldier Field turf looks to be in good shape early on.