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Report: Bears set to begin Training Camp on July 21

On Chris Zorich’s recent podcast, Bears’ rookie Cole Kmet said that training camp will open on July 21.

Chicago Bears Training Camp Photo by Justin Casterline/Getty Images

There has been some buzz about NFL teams opening training camps earlier this offseason due to OTAs and mini-camps being cancelled from the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, but so far there hasn’t been anything official from the league.

The Chicago Bears haven’t made an official announcement on when they’ll open training camp either, but rookie tight end Cole Kmet indicated when they’ll get things started.

“As of right now our report date is the twenty-first I believe, so kind of late July. A tentative schedule depending on what’s going on,” Kmet told Chris Zorich on his recent podcast. Kmet added that he’s “pretty confident that’s going to take place.”

EDIT: It’s expected that the league has set July 28 as camp report date, but rookies and select veterans will report early. Nothing has been officially announced however.

Kmet said he’s been working out with some of the guys around the area running routes to stay in shape. “I’m excited to get going again on the field with these guys and showing what I can do as a rookie coming in, and I’m just going to continue to study up on that playbook and when camp rolls around I’m going to be ready to go.”

All 32 teams have been instructed to hold camp in their own facilities this year, but the Bears had previously announced their intention to move training camp to Halas Hall on a permanent basis.

If you want to hear more about Kmet’s time at Notre Dame and some of his experiences leading up to the draft, you can watch the entire interview with Zorich here:

Posted by Chris Zorich on Thursday, June 18, 2020