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Bears announce preseason schedule

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The Chicago Bears announced their opponents and weekends for the 2013 preseason Thursday.

Chicago's preseason home contests include a nationally-televised tilt versus the San Diego Chargers on Thursday, August 15 at 7 p.m. CT on ESPN. The Bears will also host the Cleveland Browns to close out the preseason on Thursday, August 29 at a time to be determined, the 10th consecutive year the two teams will play their final preseason game against one another.

Chicago begins the preseason on the road against the Carolina Panthers (Aug. 8-11) and also travel to Oakland to take on the Raiders (Aug. 22-25). Exact dates and times for the Bears road contests will be announced at a later date.

The Bears preseason contests versus Carolina, Oakland and Cleveland will be produced and broadcast by the Chicago Bears Network in high definition. Each game will be shown live on WFLD-TV in Chicago and stations throughout the Midwest. All four games will be broadcast on WBBM Radio (780 AM and 105.9 FM) with Jeff Joniak (play-by-play), Tom Thayer (color analyst) and Zach Zaidman (sideline reporter).

Chicago's 2013 preseason schedule is as follows:

 Date                   Opponent                    Time          TV     

 Aug. 8-11          at Carolina Panthers      TBD          WFLD-TV  *     

 Thur., Aug. 15    SAN DIEGO CHARGERS   7pm          ESPN                                   

 Aug. 22-25        at Oakland Raiders         TBD          WFLD-TV *

 Thur., Aug 29     CLEVELAND BROWNS      TBD          WFLD-TV *

*Dates and times are still TBD

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