Chilo Rachal ARI Nov 22 '12
Bears placed LG Chilo Rachal on the reserve/non-football injury list.
The move ends Rachal's season, and likely his career in Chicago. Rachal is only 26, but was beaten like a drum before his benching, and has certainly raised more questions about his character by leaving the team on Wednesday. He's unlikely to get any guaranteed money this offseason.
Chilo Rachal ARI Nov 21 '12
The Chicago Tribune reports LG Chilo Rachal (reserve/left squad list) became upset upon learning he was being replaced in the starting lineup by Chris Spencer, and "just left."
It's a foolish decision that will cost Rachal game checks, and likely punch his ticket out of town. Rachal has been ineffective all season, but got dismantled in Monday night's loss to San Francisco. Chris Spencer is hardly an upgrade, but he shouldn't be a demonstrable downgrade. A head-case throughout his five-year career, Rachal could be running out of chances.
Chilo Rachal ARI May 31 '12
Bears OG Chilo Rachal has dropped "30 some pounds" from last summer, now weighing in at a svelte 310.
"I'm in real good shape," Rachal said. "I feel explosive. I can move good." With size and athleticism well-suited to pull in OC Mike Tice's rushing attack, Rachal is going to give LG Chris Spencer a run for the starting job this summer.
Chilo Rachal ARI Apr 18 '12
Bears agreed to terms with OG Chilo Rachal, formerly of the 49ers, on a one-year contract.
The 2008 second-rounder is a worthwhile reclamation project. Rachal lost his starting job early last season after emerging as a quality run blocker in 2010. He should give veteran RG Chris Spencer a run for the starting job in Chicago.
Chilo Rachal ARI Mar 22 '12
Free agent OG Chilo Rachal is visiting the Rams.
Rachal could make for an interesting addition in St. Louis, where the Rams have a vacancy at left guard. Although he lost his job due to poor play early last season, Rachal was Pro Football Focus' top run-blocking guard in 2010. He started 38 games in four seasons with the 49ers.
Chilo Rachal ARI Jan 25 '12
The 49ers are not expected to re-sign free agent OG Chilo Rachal for 2012.
After a standout 2010 season, Rachal lost his starting job early under first-year coach Jim Harbaugh and watched Adam Snyder play right guard the rest of the way. Still only 26 and the former 39th pick in the draft, Rachal may draw interest from the linemen-needy Redskins. Rachal should come cheap, and Washington OL coach Chris Foerster was Rachal's position coach in 2009-2010.
Chilo Rachal ARI Sep 27 '11
49ers RG Chilo Rachal was benched in favor of Adam Snyder during Sunday's win over the Bengals.
Rachal committed three penalties and gave up two sacks in the first half. He only played in "heavy" packages in the second half. Coach Jim Harbaugh confirmed the job is now up for grabs. "To be determined," Harbaugh said about his starting right guard. "There's a competition there." Frank Gore should want Rachal in there as the better run blocker.