Chillar re-signs with Packers for $21M

Updated: December 14, 2009, 3:24 PM ET
By Adam Schefter | ESPN

When he was a free agent, linebacker Brandon Chillar had to be talked into going to Green Bay. Now he doesn't want to leave.

Brandon Chillar

Chillar

With his contract set to expire after this season, Chillar signed a four-year, $21 million contract extension with the Packers that includes $7 million in guaranteed money.

Chillar's deal is rare in that, these days, teams have proceeded cautiously in terms of signing players to long-term contracts with the league's uncertain financial future ahead.

Chillar has started four games this season and has been a dependable contributor on Green Bay's special teams.

Adam Schefter is ESPN's NFL Insider.