At the NFL owners meetings last month, Bruce Arians was asked if the Cardinals were planning on adding any offensive linemen in free agency.
“There could still be a piece or two pre-draft,” the Cardinals’ coach said. “We will exhaust those options until they phase out.”
One piece was added Wednesday, when the Cardinals brought aboard veteran guard Chilo Rachal – who played last season
Rachal’s presence is another move to give the Cardinals flexibility entering the draft. The Cards now have three veteran guards – Snyder,
Arians has reiterated several times he is confident in the existing offensive line pieces, especially with the return of tackle
Rachal becomes the 13th veteran free agent signed by the Cardinals in a month. Rachal started eight of his nine games with the Bears last season, before briefly leaving the team when he was demoted from the starting lineup. When he returned, the Bears left him on the reserve/non-football injury list.