After a lengthy process, the Bears made the signing of veteran guard Chilo Rachal (pronounced CHEYE-low RAY-shell) official, announcing a one year deal, terms undisclosed.
Rachal was drafted by the San Francisco 49ers in the second-round (39th overall) of the 2008 NFL Draft out of the University of Southern California.
He appeared in 55 games with 38 starts through four seasons (2008-11) for San Francisco. The 6'5", 323-pounder made all 38 starts at RIGHT guard for San Francisco.
He joins guards Ricky Henry (2 years), Lance Louis (4 years), Reggie Stephens (2 years), Manfield Wrotto (5 years), Roberto Garza (12 years), Chris Spencer (8 years), Edwin Williams (3 years), and Chris Williams (5 years).
Chilo is the tenth new player the Bears have acquired this offseason, the sixth on offense.
He'll likely wear No. 62 for the Bears.
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