Report: Hall of Fame Game 'highly unlikely'
Tribune News Services 2:36 p.m. CDT, July 12, 2011
Coaches and executives for both the Rams and the Bears are growing increasingly doubtful the Hall of Fame Game between the two teams will be played, according to Yahoo Sports.
"The decision is probably going to be made for us," a coach from one of the teams told Yahoo Sports. "You get past a certain point and you can't play that game … the way things are going right now, I don't think we're going to have the time to travel for an extra game, let alone all the other stuff you're talking about."
Training camp rosters will reportedly be expanded this preseason, and given the Hall of Fame Game comes before the normal preseason schedule, there is skepticism that teams would have enough time to sign all the players needed.
“Realistically, it’s just not enough time to do everything for the first day of training camp the way we’re going,” an executive from one of the two teams told Yahoo Sports. “We’re going to do what we have to do and we all have to live by the same rules, but it’s not going to be easy.”