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Packers place Brett Goode on season-ending IR with torn ACL

Green Bay's long-time long-snapper tore his ACL during the first quarter of last week's game against the Raiders.

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The Green Bay Packers' injury woes show no signs of abating. According to the Green Bay Press-Gazette's Wes Hodkiewicz, long-snapper Brett Goode tore his ACL during last Sunday's tilt with the Oakland Raiders and has landed on season-ending injured reserve as a result. The team has signed Rick Lovato as Goode's replacement

Goode's agent Kevin Gold says that the long snapper suffered the injury during the first quarter, though still managed to finish the game. Counting playoffs, Goode has played in 137 consecutive games for the Packers.

Lovato, a 6-foot-2, 249-pound long-snapper, entered the league this offseason as an undrafted free agent out of Old Dominion. He spent time with the Chicago Bears during training camp this summer.

As Hodkiewicz notes, Goode's three-year, $2.7 million contract expires at the conclusion of the 2015 season. Given the timing of the injury, it may prove difficult for Goode to find another multi-year offer.

Jason B. Hirschhorn covers the Green Bay Packers for Acme Packing Company. He also serves as an NFL writer for SB Nation and Sports on Earth and is a member of the Pro Football Writers of America.