Injuries continue to hit Packers line

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The Associated Press

The Green Bay Packers have placed veteran long snapper Brett Goode on injured reserve with a hamstring injury he suffered in Sunday’s game against the Cincinnati Bengals and signed rookie long snapper Taybor Pepper, who was with the team for part of the offseason program.

Goode suffered his injury early on against the Bengals but toughed it out, snapping for the game-tying extra point at the end of regulation and for the game-winning field goal in overtime.

The team’s health issues won’t be helped by the short week, as the Packers prepare to host the Chicago Bears on Thursday.

Key injuries include starting left tackle David Bakhtiari, who missed his second straight game with a hamstring injury; starting right tackle Bryan Bulaga, who made his season debut, but left after aggravating the right ankle injury that kept him out the first two weeks; and Kyle Murphy, who started in Bulaga’s place in the opener and for Bakhtiari the past two games but suffered a foot injury against the Bengals.

With Jason Spriggs (hamstring) and Don Barclay (ankle) on injured reserve already, the Packers’ top five tackles are all hurt.