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The Packers made three additions to their football team Monday, announcing the signings of linebacker Brandon Chillar, long snapper Thomas Gafford, and tackle Joe Toledo.
Chillar spent the first four years of his NFL career with the St. Louis Rams after being selected in the 4 th round of the 2004 NFL Draft. In college at UCLA, Chillar was a three-year starter and earned All-Pac 10 honors his senior year. He started 40 of 63 career games with the Rams, recording 254 tackles (173 solo) and 4.5 sacks. Chillar is 6'3", 242 pounds and was most likely brought in to provide help and competition for linebacker Brady Poppinga.
Gafford spent 2006 training camp with the Packers and was signed to a reserve/future contract by Seattle in January, 2007, but spent the last season out of football. Gafford was a four-year letterman at Houston (2001-2004). Gafford replaces the retired Rob Davis.
In college at University of Washington, Toledo originally played tight end for three years, but transitioned to tackle after being drafted in the fourth round of the 2006 NFL Draft by the Miami Dolphins. Gafford can play both guard and tackle, and was signed to help beef up the interior offensive line.
Out of all these additions, Chillar seems as if he will make the biggest impact.