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Training camp preview: Linebackers

Brady Poppinga

Packers add to defense with free-agent Brandon Chillar and more aggressive schemes.

The more things stay the same, the more things might change. For a third consecutive season, Nick Barnett, A.J. Hawk and Brady Poppinga could form the Green Bay Packers' starting trio of linebackers. Now, for the change: Throw in free-agent acquisition Brandon Chillar, and the Packers' 'backers could be attacking opposing offenses with a new dose of aggressiveness. Chillar vs. Poppinga to be...

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