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Williams inks four-year, $33 million deal; Havner, Chillar to IR: CB Tramon Williams stood at his locker and spent 15 minutes talking about anything and everything. Where he might rank among the NFL’s elite cover cornerbacks. Life as a new dad. How far he’d come since joining the Green Bay Packers’ practice squad roughly four years earlier. Whether or not he would be voted into the Pro Bowl. As the discussion wrapped up, the likable 27-year-old wished everyone “Happy Thanksgiving.” Then, as one parting question, someone asked him if he truly didn’t mind if he didn’t get the kind of recognition he deserved. “If I get it, it’s cool, but I like to fly low,” Williams said with his signature wide smile. “I like to fly low, off the radar.” He’s not going to be off the radar for long after signing what an NFL source confirmed is a four-year, $33 million contract extension that will keep him with the Packers through the 2014 season. “I mean, come on, it’s Green Bay. One of a kind,” Williams replied when asked if he wanted to stay in Green Bay. “Obviously, that’s the case. I want to be here.” Spencer, Havner on I.R.–Meanwhile, the Packers announced that they have put linebacker Brandon Chillar (shoulder) and tight end Spencer Havner (hamstring) on injured reserve after the two players aggravated preexisting injuries during a first-quarter kickoff against the Falcons. Chillar’s and Havner’s roster spots were not immediately filled, leaving the Packers with 51 players on the roster. The team now has 13 players on injured reserve.