Not that the news is going to change the season, but the Green Bay Packers are likely to be without linebacker Brandon Chillar and tight end/linebacker Spencer Havner for a while.
Chillar aggravated the shoulder injury he suffered earlier in the year on kickoff coverage in the first half of the Packers’ loss to Atlanta. The initial injury cost Chillar three games.
He’s already been ruled out of this week’s game against San Francisco.
Havner, meanwhile, aggravated the hamstring injury that got him cut from the Detroit Lions earlier this year. He too, has been ruled out of the San Francisco game.
Havner essentially took Donald Lee’s roster spot for Sunday’s game. Lee was among the Packers inactives, while Havner was active for the first time since re-signing with the Packers.
Havner didn’t play on offense, but played extensively on special teams. The Packers started rookie Andrew Quarless at tight end and Tom Crabtree also saw action.
On the year, Lee has only eight receptions for 68 yards. Quarless has 11 for 139 and Crabtree has three for 40, but is considered the Packers’ best blocking tight end.
With Havner out, expect Lee to be active on game day.