Originally written on The Football Fan Spot  |  Last updated 6/1/12

SAN FRANCISCO - AUGUST 22: San Francisco 49ers tight end Vernon Davis #85, San Francisco 49ers center Eric Heitmann #66, San Francisco 49ers guard Chilo Rachal #62 and San Francisco 49ers guard Adam Snyder #68 run out onto the field in to start the game as the San Francisco 49ers host the Oakland Raiders at Candlestick Park August 22, 2009 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by David Paul Morris/Getty Images)
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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