Chillar Probable for Sunday
Next game: Sunday, December 14th at Jacksonville
GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) -- Linebacker Brandon Chillar feels ready to rejoin the Green Bay Packers starting lineup.
Chillar, who missed the Packers' last game with a groin injury, felt fine Friday after going through a full practice for the second straight day.
"I would say it's pretty good. I'm good to go," Chillar said.
Chillar is probable to play in the Packers' game at the Jacksonville Jaguars on Sunday.
Desmond Bishop made his first NLF start in place of Chillar last Sunday and made the most of it with a career-high 12 tackles, a sack and two forced fumbles.
Based on how practice reps went Thursday and Friday, Chillar had an inkling that he would be back in the starting lineup.
"I would imagine so," he said. "We'll see what happens."
With the production Bishop provided in the last game and also as an in-game replacement for an injured Nick Barnett in a game at Minnesota earlier this season, the Packers have the luxury of having four capable linebackers to fill the three spots in their defense.
A.J. Hawk was moved from the outside to the middle to replace Barnett, who is out for the season with a knee injury.
Brady Poppinga is the other starting outside linebacker.
The depth could allow the coaches to get creative with how they utilize their linebackers.
"I think we have a great top-to-bottom linebacking corps," Chillar said. "It's up to them what they do with it."
PICKETT OVER SICKNESS: Packers defensive tackle Ryan Pickett practiced fully Friday after being sent home before practice Thursday with an illness.
Pickett is probable to play Sunday.
"Ryan Pickett looks to be past his illness," McCarthy said. "We expect him to be ready to go on Sunday."
Listed as questionable on Green Bay's injury report are defensive tackle Justin Harrell (hip), defensive end Jeremy Thompson (ankle) and linebacker Danny Lansanah (arm/ankle). All three players practiced Friday.
Fullback Korey Hall (knee) didn't practice all week and is doubtful for the game.
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