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Packers' long-snapper saga comes full circle with return of Brett Goode

GREEN BAY, Wis. -- The long-snapper carousel will continue for the Green Bay Packers, who are expected to go back to where they started the season.

Veteran Brett Goode, the Packers’ primary snapper since 2008, will re-sign with the team Tuesday as long as the hamstring injury that knocked him out in Week 3 is healed, according to a source. The source said the medical check is expected to be routine and that Goode will snap in Sunday’s game against the Baltimore Ravens.

The Packers have used three different snappers this season -- Goode for the first three games, Taybor Pepper for the next four and Derek Hart for the last two. Neither Pepper nor Hart had ever played in an NFL regular-season game until this season. Pepper was lost due to a broken foot in practice.

In Sunday’s win at Chicago, kicker Mason Crosby missed a 35-yard field goal in the final minutes after holder Justin Vogel mishandled a slightly off-line snap from Hart. It was one of a handful of special-teams miscues in the game.

This is the first week the Packers could bring back Goode under the terms of his injury settlement.

Goode has appeared in 145 regular-season games, all for the Packers, and has never had a major snap malfunction.

The Packers only had 52 players on their roster last week after they released Martellus Bennett, and they're also likely to create another roster opening when they place right tackle Bryan Bulaga on injured reserve because of his season-ending knee injury. Backup tackle Jason Spriggs, who is eligible to come off injured reserve this week, is expected to take one of those spots.