CINCINNATI, OH - OCTOBER 8: Shaq Lawson #90 of the Buffalo Bills attempts to tackle Andy Dalton #14 of the Cincinnati Bengals during the fourth quarter at Paul Brown Stadium on October 8, 2017 in Cincinnati, Ohio. Cincinnati defeated Buffalo 20-16. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)

Bengals announce preseason opponents

The Cincinnati Bengals will open the 2018 preseason at home against the Chicago Bears the weekend of Aug. 9-12, the team announced today.

Also part of the schedule is a trip to Dallas to the play the Cowboys the weekend of Aug. 16-19 and a Week 3 dress rehearsal on national television against some familiar faces in Buffalo on Sunday, Aug. 26.

Former Bengals center Russell Bodine and backup quarterback AJ McCarron signed as free agents with the Bills, while former Buffalo linebacker Preston Brown signed with the Bengals, who also obtained tackle Cordy Glenn in a trade with the Bills last month.