The Bears will reunite with former defensive coordinator Vic Fangio in Denver this summer, as word broke Monday the Broncos will host Matt Nagy and Co. for joint training camp practices in advance of their preseason game in August.
The Chicago Tribune's Brad Biggs confirmed the news on Twitter.
I’m told #Bears and #Broncos are indeed expected to have joint training camp practices in Denver provided the preseason schedule matches up. @mikeklis was this earlier. Bears and Broncos did this two years ago.— Brad Biggs (@BradBiggs) February 25, 2020
This is the second time Denver will welcome the Bears for training camp sessions. The two teams held joint practices back in 2018.
Training camp won't be the first time the Bears will see Fangio since his departure last offseason. Chicago pulled off a last-second victory over the Broncos in Week 2 of the 2019 season when kicker Eddy Pineiro booted a 53-yard game-winner as time expired in the fourth quarter. His kick was set up by the clutch version of Mitch Trubisky, who connected on a 25-yard pass to Allen Robinson on the play before Pineiro's conversion.
Fangio left a lasting impact during his time as the Bears defensive coordinator that reached its peak in 2018 when Chicago was widely regarded as the most ferocious defense in the league. The Bears finished third in yards allowed per game and ended the season with the top run defense. Their 27 interceptions were tops in the NFL, too.