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.

16 responses to “Packers let go of Brandon Chillar

  1. 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. 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.

  3. 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.

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

  5. 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 …..

  6. 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.

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

    If only he had Matthews doctor…..

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    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

  8. 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”

  9. 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 🙂

  10. 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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