Bears-Rams Hall of Fame game nixed

Updated: July 22, 2011, 9:34 AM ET
By Michael C. Wright | ESPNChicago.com

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell announced Thursday that the league has canceled the Aug. 7 Hall of Fame game between the Chicago Bears and St. Louis Rams because of the short timeline that would be required for the game to be played as scheduled.

"We are unfortunately going to have to cancel the Hall of Fame game this year," Goodell said from the owners' meeting in Atlanta. "The time is just too short, and we feel it's important for all 32 teams to be operating with the same number of preseason ...

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