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Packer Notes: Chillar Still Hurting, Labor Stuff, Just Win Baby, and On Safeties

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 - The injury news just keeps coming for the Green Bay Packers. The Press-Gazette reports that LB Brandon Chillar's injured shoulder could be very serious. I'm not his biggest fan, but he is a step ahead of LB A.J. Hawk and LB Desmond Bishop in pass coverage. It sure wouldn't have hurt to have had him available last week when the Lions were piling up big yards in the short passing game. 

 - The Journal-Sentinel reported that QB Aaron Rodgers was approved as the team's player rep. I'm a little surprised, usually the rep is a not the team's franchise player (RT Mark Tauscher just finished a two-year term). They also gave the union the right to decertify, which seems to be the thing the players are doing this year. I plead ignorance to whether that's a good or bad move.

 - Mike McCarthy talked about the lack of excitement by the players after beating the Lions and told everyone to get realistic. 

You would have thought we lost in the locker room, and I think that is unrealistic and we need to get in touch with reality. We talk about winning and improving, and we won the game and we’ve got a ton of room for improvement.

- With S Morgan Burnett done for the year with a torn ACL, it's time to look around and see who's going to fill his shoes. During his press conference, Mike McCarthy was asked about all the usual suspects: Atari Bigby, Charlie Peprah, Derrick Martin, Anthony Levine (practice squad), and Jarrett Bush. And he didn't rule anyone out. 

 - One veteran name that just hit the street is former Eagles and 49ers S Michael Lewis. Niners Nation summed up the news as "good riddance." The 49ers secondary has been awful this season, and when it was suggested that Lewis would remain the starter but would share some snaps with rookie S Taylor Mayshe quit on the team. Way to put the I in team. Don't expect the Packers to invite him into Green Bay for a workout anytime soon.