Sport Ravens, Bears to open 2018 NFL preseason in Hall of Fame Game

18:58  13 february  2018
18:58  13 february  2018 Source:   Sporting News

Terrell Owens leaves for basketball game before Hall of Fame announcement

  Terrell Owens leaves for basketball game before Hall of Fame announcement When the 2018 Pro Football Hall of Fame class was announced Saturday, there was one noticeable absence. © (Getty Images) Terrell Owens Terrell Owens was not among the new Hall of Famers standing on the stage at the University of Minnesota's Northrop Memorial Auditorium.The former NFL wide receiver was in Minneapolis this week, but left before Saturday's announcement because he had committed to play in a basketball game in Los Angeles.Terrell Owens to me via text when I asked him for HOF quote: Can’t. Headed to basketball game. Plus Nothing else to say.

Open settings. The contest will be held two days before the enshrinement ceremony for the 2018 Hall of Fame class. The NFL preseason is already in sight. The Baltimore Ravens and Chicago Bears will face off on Aug.

The Baltimore Ravens will be playing the Chicago Bears in the 2018 Hall of Fame game to open up the NFL season . The game will take place on Thursday, Aug. 2 at 8 p.m. ET at Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium in Canton, Ohio.

The 2018 NFL preseason will begin with the Ravens and Bears facing off in Canton, Ohio.

The league announced Tuesday that Baltimore and Chicago will meet Aug. 2 in the annual Hall of Fame Game at Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium.

a group of baseball players standing on top of each other: Mitchell Trubisky and Joe Flacco © (Getty Images) Mitchell Trubisky and Joe Flacco

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The Hall of Fame Game matchup typically brings together two franchises with strong ties to that year's class of inductees, and this one features a pair of iconic linebackers. Ray Lewis spent his entire 17-year career with the Ravens, while Brian Urlacher likewise served as the face of the Bears for his entire 13-year run in the NFL.

It will be the Ravens' first appearance in the traditional preseason opener and the Bears' fifth.

NFL Honors: Rams DT Aaron Donald named Defensive Player of the Year .
Donald collected 11 sacks and forced five fumbles in 14 games to help the Rams win the NFC West for the first time since 2003. He was the 13th overall pick in the 2014 NFL Draft and was named the NFL's Defensive Rookie of the Year. Your 2017 Defensive Player of the Year is @AaronDonald97 ! #NFLHonors pic.twitter.com/PHl7Mbjl9o — NFL (@NFL) February 3, 2018 Donald won the award over Jaguars defensive end Calais Campbell, who was the Pro Football Writers Defensive Player of the Year. Donald had 23 votes to Campbell's 17.

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