Bears release exhibition schedule, will host Chiefs and Bills

The Patriots and Redskins practiced together in Richmond, Va., prior to the preseason-opening game in 2014.

The big question now is will receiver Dez Bryant be with the team when they open at the 49ers.

The Lions conclude their preseason road schedule in Week 3 when the team travels to Tampa Bay to face the Buccaneers.

Thursday Aug. 16: vs.

August 16 vs. NEW YORK JETS (ESPN) 8 p.m.

Single-game ticket information for preseason and regular season games will be announced following the regular season schedule announcement.

Washington's preseason opener in New England will be the 22 all-time preseason meeting between the Redskins and Patriots.

That matchup, against new Bears coach Matt Nagy's former team, is set to be played at a to-be-determined date between August 23-26. The Texans have won the last two matchups, in 2006 and 2009, after losing the first matchup in 2002.

Following training camp, the preseason if the first chance the fans get to see their Bengals in action and for coaches to get a look at new players and schemes in a game. San Francisco's offseason program begins on Monday.

Chicago's 2018 preseason games will be produced and broadcast by the Chicago Bears Network with the exception of the national broadcast vs. the Ravens (NBC). Ending a streak of 16 consecutive years, the Bills and Detroit Lions will not meet this year in the preseason finale.

The Buccaneers have definitely had preseason dates with the Dolphins before - 30 of them, in fact - and they will make it 31 by starting this year's warm-up slate in Miami.

The Eagles will play home games during the regular season against Atlanta, Carolina, Dallas, Houston, Indianapolis, Minnesota, the New York Giants and Washington.

  • Julie Sanders