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Chilo Rachal was once a 2nd round pick of the San Francisco 49ers in 2008, but he has largely been a disappointment so far in his career. Rachal was once a starter in San Francisco, but lost his starting job due to poor play. Lack of work ethic and discipline were large contributing factors to his struggles. However, as a free agent this offseason, the Bears took a flier on him, needing major help on their offensive line.
Rachal seems to have responded, slimming down to 310 and putting himself in a competition for a starting job. Chris Spencer is currently the starting left guard, but he’s hardly an established starter moving over from center. Rachal could easily beat him out with Chris Williams moving over to left tackle to compete with J’Marcus Webb. Rachal could also beat out the disappointing Lance Louis at right guard. Roberto Garza will start at center and a hopefully healthy Gabe Carimi will start at right tackle in his 2nd NFL season after going 29th overall in 2011. Edwin W...
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On Thursday, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell spoke with Chicago mayor Rahm Emanuel about possibly hosting a Super Bowl at Soldier Field.
“We did speak about this earlier,” Goodell said during a news conference to honor Soldier Field as the first NFL stadium certified by LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design). “As you know, we are hosting a Super...
Certainly the NFL draft hangover has worn off and we're now moving into OTAs and getting into the preparation for training camp. The start of veteran mini camp is just over two weeks now so the focus is turning towards the players who are around from the team last year.
Certainly we shouldn't lose focus on a few of the rookies, but I wanted to give my take on Shea McClellin...
Film work and commentary on Bears rookie wide receiver Alshon Jeffery from the last two OTA sessions open to the media.
No. 5: Solider Field, Chicago Bears
It’s cold, it’s loud, it’s Solider Field. Chicago Bears fans have been filing in since 1971 to cheer on their beloved Bears. With a maximum seating capacity of only 61,500, Solider Field might not be the biggest stadium, but it is one of the coldest. It averages a temperature of 25 degrees in December. Solider Field’s surface is also...
Chicago Bears starting right tackle Gabe Carimi, out since Week 2 of last year with a dislocated knee, began practicing this week during OTAs.
Bears rookie TE Brandon Venson was one of seven undrafted free agents the club signed after rookie minicamp. Bear Report caught up with the team’s newest tight end after yesterday’s practice.
Film work and commentary on Chicago Bears tight end Matt Spaeth from the most recent OTA practice session.
Quarterback Matt Blanchard was one of seven undrafted rookies signed by the Bears following rookie minicamp. Bear Report caught up with the signal caller from Wisconsin-Whitewater.
Bears wide receiver Devin Hester, who never flourished under former offensive coordinator Mike Martz, says the new offense in Chicago is explosive and easy to grasp.
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By Columnist Bryan Dietzler Most Bears fans know that star running back Matt Forte is holding himself out of workouts due to the fact that he hasn’t received a contract extension from the Bears or at least one that is adequate enough for his wants. The Bears have been pitching offers to Forte for some time but he has turned [...]
In the latest broadcast of Bear Report radio we interviewed Dr. Bob Weil of sports doctor radio to gain expert insight into Matt Forte's injury history and potential arthritis problems.
Are there legitimate concerns behind the report that came from David Haugh and the Chicago Tribune, or are the Bears blowing smoke as part of a bigger negotiating tactic?
Dr. Weil has worked...
Chicago linebacker, Geno Hayes, is currently in an offseason competition with incumbent starter Nick Roach at SAM. With Brian Urlacher out, Hayes is getting plenty of reps to show his stuff.
Soldier Field, refurbished and renovated yet home to nearly a century of football and other events, received an environmental honor on Thursday. In ceremonies at the stadium, which serves as the home of the oldest NFL franchise, the Chicago Bears, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced that Soldier Field had become the first NFL stadium to receive LEED certification for its...
And now we get to the most... ahem, interesting positions for the Chicago Bears, as well as throughout the NFC North. The 2011 Bears might have turned in one of the worst offensive line performances in the history of the NFL, but one would be hard-pressed to say that any of the division's lines are at the top of the NFL.
So where do the 2012 Bears stack up? Hit the jump and...