Cardinals' release OG Chilo Rachal and DT David Carter in attempt to reduce active roster to 53

The Arizona Cardinals have made several notable roster moves in their attempt to reduce the active roster to 53 players including the release of offensive guard Chilo Rachal and defensive tackle David Carter, according to Bob McManaman of the Cardinals' official site. Rachal is an experienced interior lineman still seen as a capable starter. His release is of particular note...
Via NFL Injury Report
August 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Cardinals cut 13 players, put Cooper on IR

Needing to trim their roster to 53 players on Friday, the Cardinals announced 13 cuts as well as the placement of guard Jonathan Cooper, the team's first-round draft pick, on season-ending injured reserve. The players released were receiver Mike Thomas, receiver Dan Buckner, linebacker Colin Parker, defensive tackle David Carter, guard Chilo Rachal, guard Senio Kelemete, receiver...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
August 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Cards add O-line depth by signing G Rachal

TEMPE, Ariz. -- The Cardinals added some offensive line depth Wednesday by signing veteran free-agent guard Chilo Rachal. Rachal (6-feet-5, 323 pounds) started eight games for the Chicago Bears last season but left the team on Nov. 21 for "personal reasons" and was later put on the reservenon-football injury list. He spent the previous four seasons with the San Francisco...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
April 10, 2013  |  Discuss

Cardinals Sign OL Chilo Rachel

According to Mike Jureski of XTRA 910 radio, the Cardinals signed OL Chilo Rachal to a one-year contract. Rachal, 27, had a forgettable 2012 season to say the least. He mysteriously left the Bears for a day, which led to him being benched in favor of Chris Spencer. Chicago subsequently placed him on the reserve/non-football injury list for the remainder of the season. Pro Football...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
April 10, 2013  |  Discuss

Bears O-Line Injuries Leave Team Thin Along the Interior, But An Opportunity Arises

In the last two weeks the Chicago Bears have lost three starters at the offensive guard position.  Chilo Rachal was demoted, quit the team, and subsequently returned only to be placed on the non-football injury reserve list.   From there Chris Spencer and Lance Louis were injured in the game against the Minnesota Vikings, with Louis going down for the season with a knee injury...
Via Midway Illustrated
November 27, 2012  |  Discuss

Sunday Has Become a Must Win Game for the Bears

Chilo Rachal has waved goodbye to the Bears, should we be waving goodbye to the Bears season? It was all going according to plan just 20 short days ago. The Bears held a 7-1 record, tops in the NFC North by a long shot, and were coming off of an astounding display of dominance over the Tennessee Titans. The defense was being praised by the national media as one of the elite units...
Via The Sports Bank
November 24, 2012  |  Discuss

Where is Edwin Williams?

With Chilo Rachal’s departure, now is the time for Bears offensive lineman Edwin Williams to get back in the mix at left guard, where he started seven games last season.
November 23, 2012  |  Discuss

Rachal placed on Bears' reserve/non-football injury list

Chicago Bears guard Chilo Rachal won't play again this season after being placed on the reserve/non-football injury list. Wednesday, after being told he had lost his starting job to Chris Spencer, Rachal stormed out of Halas Hall and was placed on the exempt/left squad list. He returned Thursday. Coach Lovie Smith was asked if there's any chance of Rachal, who started...
Via Pro Sports Daily
November 22, 2012  |  Discuss

Report: Cutler on track to start; Carimi benched by Bears

Reports from Chicago on Thanksgiving Day indicated that quarterback Jay Cutler will start Sunday against Minnesota and that right tackle Gabe Carimi has been benched. According to, Cutler was limited in practice Thursday but has met the concussion protocol and, barring setbacks, should be able to play against the Vikings. Backup Jason Campbell, who started Monday...
Via Pro Sports Daily
November 22, 2012  |  Discuss

Bears' Rachal returns to team

Chicago Bears guard Chilo Rachal returned to the Bears Thursday, one day after quitting the team following a demotion, according to a Chicago Tribune report. He had been placed him on the reserve/left team list. Rachal officially had five days to return to the team after leaving Wednesday. The paper reported that Rachal's emotional state was "very bad."
Via Pro Sports Daily
November 22, 2012  |  Discuss

Chris Spencer named Bears starter

Chicago Bears offensive lineman Chris Spencer has been elevated to the starting lineup, taking over Chilo Rachal's position at left guard.
November 21, 2012  |  Discuss

Bears promote OL Brown from practice squad

The Chicago Bears elevated offensive lineman James Brown from the practice squad and placed guard Chilo Rachal on reserve/left squad due to personal reasons. Brown is an undrafted rookie free agent from Troy, where he was first-team All-Sun Belt Conference as a senior.
Via Pro Sports Daily
November 21, 2012  |  Discuss

Rachal leaves team; Brown elevated

Chicago Bears guard Chilo Rachal has been placed on the reserve/left squad list after leaving the team. Offensive lineman James Brown has been elevated to the 53-man roster.
November 21, 2012  |  Discuss

Chicago Bears All-22 Tape Review: Diagramming Matt Forte's 39-yard run against the Lions

Watching the coaches film on this run is particularly fun for a blogger like me, because you can see things come together and work to perfection.  As Mike Tice likely said in the meeting room, and it's been said by countless other coaches throughout the history of the game, "that's how you draw it up on the chalk board.   When a running play is this well blocked...
Via Midway Illustrated
October 25, 2012  |  Discuss

Chicago Bears Report Card: Week 3 vs. St. Louis Rams

The Chicago Bears dominated the St. Louis Rams on Sunday at Solider Field. Well, let me be more specific. The Chicago Bears DEFENSE dominated the Rams, while the offense...was average at best. Not until a Major Wright interception returned for a touchdown with 9 minutes and 9 seconds left in the game, was the game put away. The Bears offense seemed lackadaisical throughout the...
Via Football Nation
September 26, 2012  |  Discuss

Rachal provides nastiness up front

Chilo Rachal had a solid performance yesterday in his first start at left guard for the Bears. Bear Report talks with Rachal about the Rams, his mindset as an offensive lineman and more.
September 24, 2012  |  Discuss

Rachal: "I'm never comfortable"

The Bears promoted Chilo Rachal to starting left guard this week. Yet with all of the movement along the offensive line so far this year, Rachal realizes his grasp on the position is tenuous.
September 19, 2012  |  Discuss

Chicago Bears bench Chris Spencer, Chilo Rachal Will Start in His Place

Chicago Bears left guard Chris Spencer has struggled all season to adjust to the left guard position after being moved from the right guard position after last season.  During training camp and the preseason it became apparent that Spencer belonged on the right side versus the left side. Now after two poor performances Spencer has been benched in favor of Chilo Rachal who is a...
Via Midway Illustrated
September 17, 2012  |  Discuss

Bears' corner fires shots at Cutler as they bench offensive guard.

When the word trickled in that the Bears had benched an offensive lineman I was positive that it was J’Marcus Webb. The thought process had really nothing to do with quarterback Jay Cutler cursing him out. Webb’s game was so bad last week against the Packers and in past situations that it seemed that former line coach and current offensive coordinator Mike Tice had had seen...
Via Players View
September 17, 2012  |  Discuss

Bears make a change with their offensive line

According to Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune, the bears have made a change to their offensive line.  They’ve decided the bench left guard Chris Spencer in favor of Chilo Rachal. A week after quarterback Jay Cutler was sacked seven times, the Chicago Bears are changing up the offensive line. But scrutinized left tackle J’Marcus Webb appears to be remaining in place right now...
Via Pro Football Zone
September 17, 2012  |  Discuss

Bears bench Spencer, promote Rachal

The Chicago Bears have made a change to their starting personnel along the offensive line. Left guard Chris Spencer has been benched in favor of Chilo Rachal.
September 17, 2012  |  Discuss

Chicago Bears Roster Battle: Chris Spencer and Chilo Rachal

The battle to be the starting left guard for the Chicago Bears is going to come down to the final days of the preseason.  During my film evaluation of the offensive line, I intently focused in on Chilo Rachal and incumbent Chris Spencer.  Spencer is the starter for the time being based on the fact he was one of the best performing offensive linemen of 2011. He was the starting...
Via Midway Illustrated
August 20, 2012  |  Discuss

Chicago Bears: Is Right Guard the Position Battle to Watch?

Pro Football Focus seems to think so. As their Training Camp Battles series makes its way around the NFC North, they looked at some potential position battles between an incumbent player and an incoming free agent - and for the Bears, they picked Lance Louis taking on newcomer Chilo Rachal. Louis started last year at right guard, was injured, and took over at right tackle when...
Via 60 Max Power O
July 22, 2012  |  Discuss

Chicago Bears camp battles: Louis vs. Rachal

This training camp battle may not be one that generates a lot of headlines, but it will be one of the more important battles in camp. The battle for the starting right guard position between Lance Louis and Chilo Rachal.  Louis has never been able to hold down the starting position at RG even though he's essentially been gifted that role the last two seasons. Louis has been...
Via Midway Illustrated
July 09, 2012  |  Discuss

Bears’ Chilo Rachal has slimmed down to 310

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,...
Via The Football Fan Spot
June 01, 2012  |  Discuss
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