Green Bay bringing back long snapper Brett Goode

The Green Bay Packers have brought back veteran long snapper Brett Goode.

The move was announced Saturday afternoon.

Goode has spent the last nine years with Green Bay, but the team didn’t attempt to re-sign him when he hit the market as an unrestricted free agent in March. The Packers entered training camp with only rookie Derek Hart on the roster. However, with concerns about its field goal and extra point operations, the team has brought back someone who is very familiar to kicker Mason Crosby. Goode has played in 142 games since coming to Green Bay in 2008, just a year after Crosby joined the team.

This is the second straight year that Goode has re-signed with the team late in the offseason. Last year, coming off a torn ACL at the end of 2015, he wasn’t brought back until the final cutdown day at the beginning of September. He went on to handle all the snapping duties in 2016, including on Crosby’s game-winning field goal against Dallas in the divisional round of the playoffs.

As of now, Hart remains on the roster. Goode takes the place of nose tackle Letroy Guion, who was cut this past week.

Packers hold on for 23-16 win over the Giants

GREEN BAY | The Packers defense held the New York Giants to 16 points and 219 total yards. Receiver Randall Cobb hauled in 9 catches for 108 yards including a key first down catch with two minutes to go, and the Packers held on for a 23-16 hard fought win over the Giants at Lambeau Field on Sunday night.  The Packers improve to 3-1. The Giants fall to 2-3.

The Giants got within seven with under three minutes to go in the 4th quarter when receiver Odell Beckham Jr. jumped high to pull down an 8 yard pass from Eli Manning in the back of the end zone. Beckham’s feet were ruled in bounds after further review. The touchdown got the Giants within seven at 23-16. But the Packers were able to convert the key first down and run the clock out on the ensuing possession.

The Green Bay offense had a big game on the ground. Eddie Lacy had a great start but left the game with an ankle injury in the 2nd half. Lacy finished with 11 carries for 81 yards. James Starks added 33 yards on 12 carries. Fullback Aaron Ripkowski had two carries for 17 yards. Overall the Packers rushed for 147 yards against a tough Giants rush defense.

Packers kicker Mason Crosby was 3-3 on field goal attempts including a 33-yarder with 6:39 to go in the 4th quarter to put the Packers up 23-9.

Quarterback Aaron Rodgers was not at his best. Rodgers finished 23 of 45 for 259 yards, 2 touchdown and 2 interceptions for a 65 quarterback rating. Rodgers first touchdown pass came on the game’s opening drive | a two yard toss to a diving Jordy Nelson. Nelson has caught a touchdown in all four Packers games this season.  Rodgers also connected with Davante Adams for a 29 yard touchdown in the 2nd quarter.

The Packers now look ahead to a game against the Dallas Cowboys at Lambeau Field next Sunday at 3:25 p.m.