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Wednesday, July 13, 2011
Mike Martz: Bears can get ready

Associated Press

CHICAGO -- The way Mike Martz sees it, the Chicago Bears could play in the Hall of Fame game on a day's notice if necessary.

The Bears' offensive coordinator told The Associated Press on Wednesday that would be enough time. Not ideal, but good enough.

The Bears are scheduled to open training camp at Olivet Nazarene University in Bourbonnais, Ill., at the end of next week and play St. Louis in the Hall of Fame game on Aug. 7. All that is in doubt at the moment because of the lockout.

Chicago star Devin Hester said recently that he thinks players would need a week-and-a-half of practices to prepare for the Hall game. Martz says they could be ready quickly.