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Packers let go of Brandon Chillar

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The Packers have dumped another inside linebacker.

Days after informing Nick Barnett he will be let go, the team has decided to cut Brandon Chillar according to Tom Silverstein of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel.

The move isn’t a total shock, but Silverstein says it raises “questions about whether the league is being unfair to players who were injured while training during the lockout.”

Chillar is apparently coming off a severely pulled hamstring suffered in a personal workout.  It reminds us of the Tully Banta-Cain cut in New England; he aggravated a previous injury on his own.

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16 Responses to “Packers let go of Brandon Chillar”
  1. jfrogwi says: Jul 29, 2011 10:50 AM

    Is the Barnett cut official yet? Maybe the Packers should rethink that one now that they know Chillar reported with an injury. It would be nice to have one capable backup, even if he’s overpaid.

  2. touchdownroddywhite says: Jul 29, 2011 10:52 AM

    Guys were warned by several vets not to be out there like that.

  3. bordner says: Jul 29, 2011 10:52 AM

    While he was solid and made the occasional play, I was surprised when they signed him to the big extension a few years back. I thought they were overpaying him at the time, and I honestly don’t think that he was let go strictly because he hurt himself during the lockout. He was let go because they have someone better to take his position. He finished last season on injured reserve and they didn’t even miss him.

  4. ytsejamer1 says: Jul 29, 2011 10:53 AM

    Tully Banta Cain was injured last year. He knew that if he rested and then ramped up and had problems, it’d mean he needs surgery.

    Being that he had surgery last week, he didn’t ramp up until…last week. That’s on him. He should have known in June after ramping up his workouts that something is still amiss. He was obviously eating donuts waiting around for stuff to happen.

  5. elgaffo says: Jul 29, 2011 10:54 AM

    the fact he pulled his hammy has no relation to wether or not there was a lockout. he wasnt a big producer IMO

  6. gellor02 says: Jul 29, 2011 10:57 AM

    It would be interesting if after all of these cuts they ended up having enough $$ for Jenkins.

  7. jw731 says: Jul 29, 2011 11:08 AM

    If only he had Matthews doctor…..

  8. philshady25 says: Jul 29, 2011 11:27 AM

    We should have drafted Casey Matthew dammit

  9. woodyg says: Jul 29, 2011 11:33 AM

    Chillar was let go simply because there are younger, healthier, stronger & faster players that can be had ….. GB won without Chillar, Barnett & Popps in 2010 …… They’ll win again in 2011 & this year they won’t have to pay them either …… Sounds like a plan …..

  10. atthemurph says: Jul 29, 2011 11:56 AM

    I liked Chillar as a player but he has been hurt for four straight seasons. He’s a versatile player when he’s on the field and he has range and good size but you have to be on the field on Sundays. The Packers will have to move on for now and maybe they brong him back down the road. Wouldn’t surprise me if he heals up but he won’t get the big money.

  11. coleman121280 says: Jul 29, 2011 12:26 PM

    jw731 says: Jul 29, 2011 11:08 AM

    If only he had Matthews doctor…..

    ======================================

    You said it brother. I’m sure it’s the same one his LB coach Kevin Greene used when he was an all star sack machine with a Def Leppard shirt on..

    what was that doctors name?

    OY YEAH, DECA-DURABOLIN

  12. Chuck Wood says: Jul 29, 2011 12:57 PM

    So much for the Big Okie package… :)

  13. carlgerbschmidt says: Jul 29, 2011 1:02 PM

    coleman121280 says:
    Jul 29, 2011 12:26 PM
    jw731 says: Jul 29, 2011 11:08 AM

    If only he had Matthews doctor…..

    ======================================

    You said it brother. I’m sure it’s the same one his LB coach Kevin Greene used when he was an all star sack machine with a Def Leppard shirt on..

    what was that doctors name?

    ————

    You haters can suck it. The only thing the claymaker tests positive for is “AWESOMENESS”

  14. rodgerthat says: Jul 29, 2011 1:24 PM

    I love all the “juiced” comments against our stud ClayMath! With the stringent testing policies there isnt one player in the NFL that will be able to sneak past the sytem, not even with a “wizzinator”. So just keep complimenting the pure physical animal he is. The only doctor ClayMath needs to have contact with is the one that is going to help carry off all the opposing quarterbacks he faces this year.
    Lets get ready for some “PackBall!” It should be another “Super” season :)

  15. pftisahalftruth says: Jul 29, 2011 1:28 PM

    Silverstein missed on that one…Chillar was cut because he’s ALWAYS hurt, not just now, and they need to clear cap space. #silversteinfail.

  16. briman141 says: Jul 29, 2011 2:53 PM

    coleman121280 says: Jul 29, 2011 12:26 PM

    jw731 says: Jul 29, 2011 11:08 AM

    If only he had Matthews doctor…..

    ======================================

    You said it brother. I’m sure it’s the same one his LB coach Kevin Greene used when he was an all star sack machine with a Def Leppard shirt on..

    what was that doctors name?

    OY YEAH, DECA-DURABOLIN

    —————————————————-
    Really, steroids? Come on dude, Chillar TORE his hamstring, Mathews TWEAKED his hamstring, two totally different injuries jackace.

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