The Chicago Bears and Baltimore Ravens will meet in the NFL’s annual Hall of Fame Game in Canton on August 2.
The preseason game launches the NFL’s 99th season and kicks off an Enshrinement Weekend where both teams have long-serving linebackers being inducted into the Hall of Fame.
Bears star Brian Urlacher and Ravens defensive great Ray Lewis are among the 2018 inductees, part of a list that also includes two of the NFL’s best all-time wide receivers – Terrell Owens and Randy Moss.
Lewis, who played 17 seasons with the Ravens, and Urlacher, who played all of his 13 seasons with Chicago, both were elected to the Hall of Fame on the first ballot.
The Ravens will be making their first appearance in the Hall of Fame game, with Lewis becoming only the second member of the franchise in the Hall, joining Jonathan Ogden.
It will be a record-breaking fifth Hall of Fame game for the Bears, who have won their previous four, most recently against the Miami Dolphins in 2005.
The game will also see a debut for new Bears head coach Matt Nagy, who was appointed as John Fox’s successor last month.
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