GAFFORD, TOLEDO SIGNED
The Green Bay Packers Monday signed unrestricted free agent linebacker Brandon Chillar. Executive Vice President, General Manager and Director of Football Operations Ted Thompson announced the signing. Today, the Packers also announced the signings of long snapper Thomas Gafford and tackle Joe Toledo.
Chillar, a 6-foot-3, 242-pound linebacker, spent his first four NFL seasons with the St. Louis Rams, who selected him in the fourth round of the 2004 draft. In 63 games, including 40 career starts, Chillar tallied 254 tackles (173 solo) and 4.5 sacks.
A three-year starter at UCLA, he earned All-Pacific Conference 10 honors as a senior in 2003. His last name is pronounced "chill-ER."
Gafford (6-foot-2, 252 pounds) spent the 2006 training camp with Green Bay. He was a reserve/future signing by the Seattle Seahawks in January 2007, but was waived in June and spent last season out of football. The Houston alum was a four-year letterman (2001-04), serving as the team's short and long snapper.
The 6-foot-5, 325-pound Toledo was drafted by the Miami Dolphins in the fourth round of the 2006 NFL Draft (114th overall) and had been listed at guard and tackle during his two seasons with the team. Collegiately, he played tight end his first three seasons at Washington, before transitioning to tackle.