The Bears and Titans will get underway soon and this is now our official open thread to discuss all the exciting happenings this evening.
Head coach Matt Nagy will sit the following players (list courtesy of the Sun Times), so we can assume these are all locks for the 53-man roster.
Quarterback Mitchell Trubisky; running backs David Montgomery, Tarik Cohen and Mike Davis; receivers Allen Robinson II, Taylor Gabriel, Anthony Miller, Cordarrelle Patterson and Javon Wims; tight ends Trey Burton, Adam Shaheen and Ben Braunecker; and offensive linemen Charles Leno Jr., Cody Whitehair, James Daniels, Kyle Long, Bobby Massie and Ted Larsen.
Offensive lineman Rashaad Coward also will not play, but he’s still sidelined with an injured elbow.
Linemen Akiem Hicks, Eddie Goldman, Bilal Nichols and Roy Robertson-Harris; outside linebackers Khalil Mack and Leonard Floyd; inside linebackers Roquan Smith and Danny Trevathan; cornerbacks Prince Amukamara, Kyle Fuller and Buster Skrine; and safeties Eddie Jackson and Ha Ha Clinton-Dix.
For those keeping score at home, that’s every expected starter on both sides of teh ball, plus key reserves.
Here are a few more possible locks.
Ballcap update: The following Bears were not on the inactive list, and spent the first defensive drive on the sideline and not holding a helmet:— Kevin Fishbain (@kfishbain) August 30, 2019
Aaron Lynch is playing in his first preseason game as a Bear.
So now it’s on to the game!
I know, I know... it’s just a boring preseason game, but in exactly seven days the Bears will be hosting the Green Bay Packers in the 2019 season opener!
We’re almost there, guys!
You guys can check here for live updates, and if anything extra newsworthy does happen tonight against the Titans we’ll share it right here.
The Bears already have no intention of playing anyone that matters during this game, and they’ve made that clear by splitting the week’s practices up between those getting ready for the week one opener against the Green Bay Packers, and those back-ups that need to play against the Tennessee Titans.
When is the game?
The Bears (1-2) play the Titans (1-2) in Chicago at Soldier Field at 7:00 PM (Chicago time) on Thursday, August 29th!
How to watch!
According to 506 Sports, the game will be aired in the following markets.
Chicago Feed: Kyle Brandt with the play by play and Jim Miller as the color commentator.
WFLD (FOX/32 - Chicago)
KPLR (CW/11 - St. Louis)
WIFR (CBS/23 - Rockford)
WYZZ (FOX/43 - Peoria)
WRSP (FOX-55/27 - Springfield/Champaign)
WSBT (FOX/22.2 - South Bend IN)
WANE (CBS/15 - Fort Wayne IN)
WEHT (ABC/25 - Evansville IN)
WAWV (ABC/38 - Terre Haute IN)
WPBI (NBC/16 - Lafayette IN)
KLJB (FOX/18 - Quad Cities)
KFXA (FOX/28 - Cedar Rapids IA)
WOI (ABC/5 - Des Moines)
WISC (CBS/3 - Madison WI)
The game can also be streamed on chicagobears.com or on the Official Chicago Bears app if you live in the above markets.
Tennessee Feed: Dan Hellie on play by play and Charles Davis on color.
WKRN (ABC/2 - Nashville)
WLMT (CW/30 - Memphis)
WATE (ABC/6 - Knoxville)
WJKT (FOX/16 - Jackson TN)
WJHL (ABC/11.2 - Tri-Cities TN)
WZDX (FOX/54 - Huntsville AL)
WNKY (MeTV/40.3 - Bowling Green KY)
KHON (CW/2.2 - Honolulu)
The game can also be streamed live if you purchase NFL Game Pass, and you can sign up for a 7-day trial to check it out.
For all you #Bears fans that can't wait to watch the replay of their 4th preseason game against the #Titans, here's the @nflnetwork replay schedule.— Lester A. Wiltfong Jr. (@wiltfongjr) August 27, 2019
Friday, August 30 at 12:00 PM CT
Saturday, August 31 at 1:30 AM CT
How to listen!
Here’s the usual radio information straight from the Bears’ website.
The contest will be broadcast on WBBM Newsradio 780 AM and 105.9 FM, with Jeff Joniak (play-by-play), former Bears guard Tom Thayer (analyst) and Mark Grote (sideline reporter). Hector Lozano, Omar Ramos, and Carlos Mendez will call the game in Spanish for TUDN Deportes Radio 1200 AM and Latino Mix 93.5 FM. The game will also be broadcast across the Chicago Bears Radio Network.
You can also find the game on Sirius XM and TuneIn radio.
Odds: Bears -2.5
If you guys are really betting on the 4th preseason game...
What’s at stake!
Players want to get some good final tape in for the other 31 teams in the league.
The #Bears will need to be down to 53 players by Saturday, August 31st at 3:00 PM Central, but with them opening up the season 5 days later, I'd guess they'd have their roster set by Friday.— Lester A. Wiltfong Jr. (@wiltfongjr) August 27, 2019
Practice squads can start to be made on Sunday, Sept 1 around noon.