As expected the Green Bay Packers re-signed long snapper Brett Goode on Tuesday.
After the Packers not re-signing Goode in free agency, they opened the offseason with Taybor Pepper as their snapper. From Pepper, the Packers went to Derek Hart, who snapped throughout the offseason and training camp before giving way to Goode. When Goode hurt his hamstring in Week 3 vs. Bengals, the Packers went back to Pepper for four games. Pepper broke his foot at practice and they went back to Hart for the last two games.
The Packers had released Goode with an injury settlement. That settlement expired this week, allowing Goode to return to the team.
By snapper, kicker Mason Crosby went 11-for-11 (4-for-4 field goals, 7-for-7 extra points) with Goode, 13-for-16 (3-for-4 field goals, 10-for-12 extra points) with Pepper and 8-for-10 (4-for-6 field goals, 4-for-4 extra points) with Hart.
Crosby had a field goal blocked against Detroit after a bad snap by Hart, and he missed a field goal against Chicago after a slightly off-target snap by Hart was dropped by holder/punter Justin Vogel.
“We were fortunate we got away with it,” special teams coordinator Ron Zook said on Monday. “I feel bad for Mason, because it’s not a problem until it’s a problem. Then it’s a big problem. It’s just consistency. Consistency, consistency, consistency. You can’t buy experience. If you can buy it, I’d spend all my money on it. It’s just something we’ve got to keep working on, and we’re getting better, we’re making progress. We’ve just got to keep doing it.”