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Bears to meet Ravens in Hall of Fame game August 2

Baltimore Ravens kicker Justin Tucker might get a few kicks in the Hall of Fame game on Aug. 2 Baltimore Ravens kicker Justin Tucker might get a few kicks in the Hall of Fame game on Aug. 2. More
Lucia Summers | 15 February, 2018, 14:32

The two teams were chosen because their long-time star middle linebackers-the Bears' Brian Urlacher and the Ravens' Ray Lewis-will be part of the Hall of Fame's Class of 2018 that's enshrined in Canton Saturday, Aug. 4.

The Ravens will kick off the NFL's preseason slate by playing in the Hall of Fame Game against the Chicago Bears on Thursday, Aug. 2 at 8 p.m.

The Pro Football Hall of Fame inductions will take place August 4.

Urlacher will become the franchise's 28th player in the Hall of Fame, the most of any team. It also means an earlier start to training camp in Bourbonnais. Both were selected by Baltimore in the first round of the 1996 draft.

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The Ravens and Bears have played just once in the preseason.

As for the Ravens, it'll be their first-ever appearance in the Hall of Fame game.

The rest of the 2018 Hall of Fame class consists of Bobby Beathard, Robert Brazile, Jerry Kramer, Brian Dawkins, Randy Moss and Terrell Owens.

With Lewis' popularity and long-term impact on the Ravens, a heavy Baltimore contingent is expected in Canton for the Hall of Fame festivities.

The Packers were scheduled to play the Indianapolis Colts in the Hall of Fame Game before the 2016 season, but the game was cancelled after the turf at the stadium was discovered to be risky to players in pre-game warmups. They have gone 4-0 in the games, also topping the Cowboys in 1968, Jets in 1977 and Browns in 1990. Packages range from event day offerings to four-day experiences that include many exclusive extras.

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