The Green Bay Packers lost their long snapper to injury. Brett Goode was placed on Injured Reserve today and the Packers signed Rick Lovato to take his place.
Goode hurt his knee in the first quarter of the Oakland game on Sunday but finished the game. He’s expected to undergo surgery next week.
Lovato is a rookie out of Old Dominion who originally signed with the Chicago Bears as a non-drafted free agent on May 8, 2015. After spending the offseason and training camp with the Bears, he was released on August 31.
Lovato appeared in all 50 games for Old Dominion as the team’s long snapper from 2011-14.
Goode had played in 137 straight games during the regular and postseason for the Packers, including all 14 games this season.