Cardinals sign free agent lineman Rachal

Offensive guard Chilo Rachal (62) takes off his helmet during football minicamp in Santa Clara, Calif., Friday, May 2, 2008. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma)

TEMPE, Ariz. — The Arizona Cardinals have signed free agent guard Chilo Rachal.

The 6-foot-5, 323-pound lineman started eight games at left guard for the Chicago Bears last season. Rachal spent his first four seasons with the San Francisco 49ers after being drafted in the second round out of Southern California.

He started 38 games with San Francisco, missing only one game in his last three seasons with the 49ers.

Earlier, the Cardinals announced they had signed punter Will Batson.