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October

Packers News: Goode signs three-year extension

Packers LS Brett Goode

Packers LS Brett Goode

Packers long snapper Brett Goode has signed a three-year extension to stay with the Green Bay Packers through the 2015 season. His previous contract was scheduled to expire following this season.

Goode is currently in his fifth year as the Packers’ long snapper, and he has yet to produce a single “aborted snap” on a field goal, extra point or punt.

And usually, when fans don’t hear the long snapper’s name throughout the course of a game, it’s because the player is doing his job.

According to Rob Demovsky of the Green Bay Press-Gazette, Goode’s contract was actually signed Oct. 13; however, it was not announced by the team until today. The contract, according to NFL Players Association salary information, reportedly contains a $325,000 signing bonus, while his base salary for this season remains at $700,000.

Goode’s base salary will rise to $715,000 next season, $730,000 in 2014 and $870,000 in 2015.

So, get used to him Packers fans. The long snapper position is in good–er, Goode–hands.

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September

Breaking News: Josh Sitton Signs Long Term Extension

Josh Sitton

News has broken that right guard Josh Sitton has agreed to a long term deal with the Packers.  Interestingly, specifics about the deal were not made immediately public, with the only information coming from Sitton’s twitter account saying that he will be a Packer for another 6 years, which minus this year (which is his last year on his rookie contract), would make it a 5 year contract that will keep him a Packer until he is 30.

Sitton is highly regarded as the best player on the Packers offensive line and was the 2010 NFL Alumni Offensive Linemen of the Year after being drafted out of Central Florida in the 4th round in the 2008 NFL draft.

Sitton, along with Jermichael Finley were the frontrunners for extensions this year and the Packers had roughly $12 million in cap space to work and with General Manager Ted Thompson’s MO of locking up his own players, it was expected that either one of them would get an extension.

What this probably means for Finley is that the team still wants to see him produce after spending the majority of last year on the IR and he could possibly see a extension as early as mid-season (which is also one of Thompson’s favorite moves).  Also Finley has stated that he wants to be the highest paid tight end in the NFL and Thompson will certainly take his time before offering up that kind of money.

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Thomas Hobbes is a staff writer for Jersey Al’s AllGreenBayPackers.com.

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