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The Chicago Bears have signed free agent guard Chilo Rachal, according to a tweet by Ian Rapoport earlier today.
Drafted in the 2nd round of the 2008 NFL draft by San Francisco, Rachal has spent his entire career with the 49ers until now. He participated in 55 out of a possible 64 games, starting in 38 of them.
The Bears are actively trying to shore up an offensive life that gave up 104 sacks over the past two seasons, which ties the Arizona Cardinals for worst in the league during that time frame.
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A report from Ian Rapoport a reporter with the NFL network says the Bears have signed former 49ers offensive guard Chilo Rachal to a one year contract. Rachal was a strong run blocker in 2010 but lost his starting job at the end of the 2011 season. According to reports from ProFootballFocus Rachal graded out as one of the worst offensive guards in the league last year.
According to Tony Pauline of DraftInsider.net, the San Francisco 49ers will either take Georgia Tech wide receiver Stephen Hill or the highest rated offensive guard in the first round of next week’s draft.
The 49ers are clearly looking to either add to their already strong offensive line or take a guy like Hill that some team executives believe can be super star at the NFL level...
According to Tony Pauline of DraftInsider.net, the Chicago Bears will draft LSU defensive lineman Michael Brockers is available is when they’re picking at 19, they’ll take him. If he’s not available they’ll likely go with Whitney Mercilus of Illinois.
There’s a good chance that Brockers could end up falling to the Bears at 19 and if that’s the case they’d clearly...
According to Jeff Dickerson of ESPNChicago.com, South Carolina wide receiver Alshon Jeffery will visit the Chicago Bears.
The Bears have been looking for a number one target for quarterback Jay Cutler for a few years now and Jeffery might be the guy they’re looking for. He certainly has the size to get the job done, but in the NFL it all comes down to getting separation from...
Linebacker Larry Grant and wide receiver Brett Swain have signed one-year contracts to remain with the San Francisco 49ers.
The 49ers announced Tuesday that Grant signed a one-year deal he had previously been tendered. Drafted in the seventh round by San Francisco in 2008, Grant spent three seasons with the St. Louis Rams before returning to the Bay Area last season.
He set a career...
The Chicago Bears agreed to terms on a contract with free-agent linebacker Geno Hayes on Thursday.
Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Hayes collected 64 tackles and one interception in 16 games last season with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
The 24-year-old Hayes has recorded 257 tackles, seven sacks and four interceptions in four NFL seasons.
The NFL has released the schedules for NFL teams today and the 49ers got five primetime games. The 49ers open the season in Green Bay which will be Fox’ Game of the Week, which is nice because it is better to play in GB in Sept than other cold months.
Week 1 – 9/9/12: 49ers at Packers
Week 2 – 9/16/12: 49ers vs Lions (Sunday Night)
Week 3 – 9/23/12: 49ers at Vikings
If you want to pick the Chicago Bears to lose a game, take a Monday Night Football road game in December. Forget the myth about “Bear Weather,” Chicago is just not very good in the late season when it’s cold, and pretty awful on Monday night- usually. Only one of their three MNFers is late in the year however, Nov. 19th at San Francisco. (Cue the memories of the 1984 and 1988...
Former South Carolina wide receiver Alshon Jeffery will visit the Chicago Bears at Halas Hall this week. He’s a potential first-round pick in the upcoming NFL Draft.
The NFL today released the official 2012 schedule for all 32 teams. The Chicago Bears will begin the season against the Indianapolis Colts, and will play five prime time games.