Chicago Bears: 2019 preseason schedule released

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It may only be April, but it feels a little closer to football season now that the Chicago Bears know who they’re playing in the 2019 preseason.

The Chicago Bears are getting prepared for the 2019 NFL Draft later this month, and now that free agency has died down a little bit, fans are getting a bit antsy. The waiting is always the hardest part, right?

It’s those months in between last season’s end and next season’s kickoff that remain the toughest months for football fans. Free agency is a whirlwind that never seems to linger as long as you’d like, with most major signings happening pretty quickly.

We still have a few weeks until the NFL Draft, but the waiting just became easier now that fans get a small taste of next season’s happenings.

The Bears released their official preseason opponents and an almost-official schedule to go along with it on Tuesday. Here’s a quick recap of all four games:

Week 1 vs. Carolina Panthers (dated between August 8-11)

The Bears will open their 2019 preseason against Cam Newton, Christian McCaffrey and the Carolina Panthers. Obviously, fans won’t get to see much of those two as both sides will only throw their starters out there for a series or so.

Week 2 at New York Giants (dated between August 15-18)

In Week 2, the Bears will take on the New York Giants in what fans would love to call a revenge game. Last year, the Bears dropped one to the Giants with Mitchell Trubisky on the sidelines and an all-around dud of a game from the team as a whole. In this one, expect to see a bit more of the starters and look for the defense to try and make a statement against running back Saquon Barkley.

Week 3 at Indianapolis Colts (dated between August 22-25)

In the third and most important preseason game, the Bears will get quite the test from Andrew Luck and his Indianapolis Colts, who took the AFC by storm last year and surged back into the playoffs. The defense will get a nice, long look at Indy’s starters in this one, and Trubisky will likely take his offense early into the third quarter.

Week 4 vs. Tennessee Titans (August 29)

In the last and less exciting preseason game of the year, the Bears will look to make their final roster decisions against the Tennessee Titans while their starters more than likely rest.

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Once again, it is only April. But, this sure makes it seem like football is just a tad closer. The 2018 season is in the rear view, and these Bears are ready to go even further in 2019. It all begins in early August against the Panthers.