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Champion Broncos open preseason vs Bears

NEW YORK (AP) The Super Bowl champion Denver Broncos will open the preseason at the Chicago Bears.

The first weekend of exhibition games, from Aug. 11-15, also will feature the Rams' return to Los Angeles, when they host Dallas in a nationally televised game on Aug. 13. A date for Broncos-Bears that weekend has not yet been set.

In releasing its preseason schedule Thursday, the NFL also announced other national TV games:

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Green Bay vs. Indianapolis on Aug. 7 in the Hall of Fame game in Canton, Ohio; Atlanta at Miami on Aug. 25; Cleveland at Tampa Bay on Aug. 26; Tennessee at Oakland on Aug. 27; and a tripleheader on Aug. 28 of San Diego at Minnesota, Arizona at Houston, and Cincinnati at Jacksonville.

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