The Bears could not have afforded a loss to a divisional opponent, especially not at home, and with Jay Cutler returning to action.
After Monday’s disastrous 32-7 loss to the 49ers, the Bears have started making some changes along the offensive line, most notably benching right tackle Gabe Carimi.
Offensive coordinator Mike Tice said earlier Wednesday that the team was considering all options on the offensive line. Well, the first shakeup has occurred.
While his performance on the field wasn’t a huge improvement, Jay Cutler’s performance off the field after the game definitely was.
After starting for the San Francisco 49ers for three years, offensive lineman Chilo Rachal was benched last season, but not much rattles this new Bear.
The 6-foot-5, 323-pound Rachal started 38 games over the last four seasons for the San Francisco 49ers, who selected him in the second round out of Southern California in 2008.
At 6-2, 264 pounds, many view Ingram as a tweener who could play defensive end in a 4-3 scheme or outside linebacker in a 3-4.
The Bears have agreed to a one-year contract with former San Francisco 49ers guard Chilo Rachal, according to multiple reports.