Coming off a 3-13 season, the Chicago Bears open up training camp on July 27. Here is the team’s schedule prior to the 2017 regular season.
When is Bears training camp? (All times local)
7/27 – 11:15 a.m.
7/29 – 11:15 a.m.
7/30 – 11:15 a.m.
7/31 – 11:30 a.m.
8/2 – 11:15 a.m.
8/3 – 11:15 a.m.
8/5 – 3:00 p.m.
8/7 – 11:15 a.m.
8/8 – 11:15 a.m.
8/13 – 11:15 a.m.
Where is Bears training camp?
Olivet Nazarene University — Bourbonnais, Ill.
8/10 – Denver Broncos
8/19 – Arizona Cardinals
8/27 – Tennessee Titans
8/31 – Cleveland Browns
QB – Mitchell Trubisky – Round 1
The Bears had fans scratching their heads when they not only traded up to get Trubisky, but added another quarterback after signing Mike Glennon in the offseason. Trubisky started one season at North Carolina and posted an 8-5 record in 2016. The Bears remain adamant that Glennon is starting in 2017, with Trubisky and Mark Sanchez as backups.
CB – Marcus Cooper – Free Agency
The Bears need help on all three levels but made a good add with Cooper after sending out a number of unknown pieces in the secondary a season ago. Cooper led the Cardinals with four interceptions in 2016.
WR – Kendall Wright – Free Agency
On the surface, Wright had one of his worst seasons in 2016 when he hauled in 29 passes for 416 yards and three touchdowns. The wide receiver wasn’t shy in blaming the Titans for his production. Now, with a change of scenery, he’ll provide more help for Glennon (or perhaps Trubisky in the future).
The Scout’s Take
“As the Chicago Bears continue to have the look of a team in a rebuilding mode, they are now in their third year of it, and there’s been very little progress. Some people blame too many injures in 2016 (21 players on injured reserve or physically unable to perform lists); others say their young players are developing slower than expected. When really studying the Bears, what’s apparent is an alarming lack of playmakers and poor overall depth, and that is a direct indictment on their weak acquisition decisions, both in free agency and the draft.
“They say they will be better in 2017 with better health, but it’s hard to see where the big plays will come from in a division where they are clearly at the bottom.” – FanRag Sports’ Gary Horton.