UPDATE: The Bears have placed Chilo Rachal on the reserve/non-football injury list, meaning he is done playing for the Bears this season. And the free agent to be is likely done playing for the Bears again at all.


On Wednesday, the Bears announced that left guard Chilo Rachal left the team for "personal reasons", and was placed on the reserve/left squad list. It was later reported that the reason Rachal left the team was because he was unhappy about being benched in favor of left guard Chris Spencer:
Um, yeah... that's not a good look, and it would be hard to imagine Rachal playing another game for the Bears after that. However, Rachal has been through a lot off the field in the last few years, so it's possible the Bears chalk this up to Rachal's emotions getting the best of him, and give him another chance. We'll know for sure within five days:
Well, on Thursday morning, Rachal apparently showed up at Halas Hall (likely realizing his mistake, and desperate for the Bears to give him another chance), and his emotional state is reportedly "very bad":
Here's what Lovie Smith had to say when asked about Rachal on Thursday:
The Bears promoted rookie offensive lineman James Brown from the practice squad to replace Rachal on the active roster, and signed guard Chris Riley to take Brown's spot on the practice squad. Riley is 6'5", 305 pounds, and is a local product that played college football at Illinois State.

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