To fill one of the spots, the Packers will bring linebacker Robert Francois from the practice squad.
November 30, 2010
It's a win-win-win with the Packers' new nickel alignment. Brandon Chillar bolsters the depth at outside linebacker. Clay Matthews gets added flexibility to exploit matchups. And Desmond Bishop finally gets a chance to play defense.
The Packers have one less player to worry about in free agency after handing Brandon Chillar an extension that will keep him in Green Bay through the 2013 season. Coach Mike McCarthy says the deal does not mean A.J. Hawk is no longer in the plans.
December 14, 2009
A delicate decision could await if Brandon Chillar and Desmond Bishop continue to outplay A.J. Hawk and Nick Barnett, who is coming back from a torn ACL. "We'll have enough different packages — if you have good football players, you've got to find a way to utilize them," coordinator Dom Capers said. For more, check out our feature on Bishop.
August 21, 2009
Coach Mike McCarthy says Brandon Chillar has been arguably the team's most productive linebacker during training, but can he be a starter once Nick Barnett is healthy? We talked to Chillar after his latest high-impact practice.
August 10, 2009
In Part 10 of our position-by-position look at training camp, we look at a group headlined by former first-round picks Nick Barnett and A.J. Hawk. Still, there are as many questions as answers.
Chillar fills a pressing need; Favre ceremony; Rodgers goes mushing; McCarthy to get hitched