Even without Aaron Kampman, the Packers have found more than enough quality pieces at linebacker for their new 3-4 defense.
Now they are making sure they keep one of those pieces in town for a long time.
The Packers re-signed Brandon Chillar to a four-year, $21 million contract, according to Adam Schefter of ESPN. $7 million is guaranteed.
Chillar is a key member of Green Bay’s special teams, and a big part of Green Bay’s nickel defense. He often rotates at inside linebacker with A.J. Hawk and has started four games. This is not a special teamer’s contract, and it’s worth wondering how this deal could affect Hawk down the line.
Hawk is owed $4.6 million in 2010, and then will have to be restructured before 2011 when it jumps to $10 million. Nick Barnett is owed roughly the same amount as Hawk in 2010.