CHILO RACHAL NEWS

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 Down Roster, Rookie to IR

  The Arizona Cardinals made their move towards finalizing their 53 man roster for the start of the regular season.  The team has a 3pm MST deadline on Saturday to trim the roster from 75 to 53.  The team made an initial wave of cuts earlier today with a few surprises.  First the biggest news of the day, rookie LG Jonathan Cooper was placed on the injured reserve list, ending...
Via Sports Report Arizona
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

Week 12 NFL Game Preview: Minnesota Vikings @ Chicago Bears

The Chicago Bears (7-3) host the Minnesota Vikings (6-4) on Sunday at Soldier Field. The meeting will be the 103rd ever between the two NFC North rivals. The Bears trail the all-time series 48-52-2. The Bears swept the season series against the Vikings last season and haven’t allowed them to win at Soldier Field since 2008. The Bears are coming off an ugly 32-7 loss to the 49ers...
Via Bears Backer
November 24, 2012  |  Discuss

Week 12 NFL Game Preview: Minnesota Vikings @ Chicago Bears

The Chicago Bears (7-3) host the Minnesota Vikings (6-4) on Sunday at Soldier Field. The meeting will be the 103rd ever between the two NFC North rivals. The Bears trail the all-time series 48-52-2. The Bears swept the season series against the Vikings last season and haven't allowed them to win at Soldier Field since 2008. The Bears are coming off an ugly 32-7 loss to the...
Via Sports Blog Net
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.
Via chi.scout.com
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 CBSSports.com, 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

Chicago Bears line is turning into a disaster

The Bears are considering benching RT Gabe Carimi for veteran Jonathan Scott. A bottom-10 tackle in Pro Football Focus’ rankings, Carimi got flat out embarrassed by 49ers DE Aldon Smith in Monday night’s loss, getting tossed around like a rag doll. Carimi is less than two years removed from being the No. 29 overall pick, but unless he’s playing injured, there’s simply no...
Via NFL Draft Zone
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.
Via chi.scout.com
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.
Via chi.scout.com
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.
Via chi.scout.com
September 24, 2012  |  Discuss

Five Players to Watch: Week Three

Last Thursday’s 23-10 loss to the Green Bay Packers was an early setback for a team believed to be one of the best in the NFC. This Sunday in Chicago, the Bears will get a chance to redeem their poor plays from last week when they take on the 1-1 St. Louis Rams. The Rams are young but tough, having lost to the Detroit Lions in Week 1 by a late touchdown from Matthew Stafford, and...
Via Bears Backer
September 20, 2012  |  Discuss

Rachal Taking Over For Spencer At Left Guard Could Really Help The O-Line

Bears quarterback Jay Cutler was sacked twice in the home opener versus the Colts and seven times in Week Two against the Packers. Nine sacks through two games is just unacceptable. Clearly a change had to be made up front. The Bears decided to move backup guard Chilo Rachal into the lineup. He spent his first four seasons in the NFL with the 49ers. He appeared in 55 games making...
Via Sports Blog Net
September 19, 2012  |  Discuss

Rachal Taking Over For Spencer At Left Guard Could Really Help The O-Line

Bears quarterback Jay Cutler was sacked twice in the home opener versus the Colts and seven times in Week Two against the Packers. Nine sacks through two games is just unacceptable. Clearly a change had to be made up front. The Bears decided to move backup guard Chilo Rachal into the lineup. He spent his first four seasons in the NFL with the 49ers. He appeared in 55 games making...
Via Bears Backer
September 19, 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.
Via chi.scout.com
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...
Via Midway Illustrated
September 17, 2012  |  Discuss

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