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Posted at 2:37 PM ET, 01/27/2011

Green Bay Packers' injured players will get to say 'cheese' for team photo

By Cindy Boren

This is what passes for controversy with the Green Bay Packers. When plans were made for the official team photo, players who are on the injured-reserve list were not included. Two of those guys, Nick Barnett and Jermichael Finley, did what any player with two functioning thumbs would do: they tweeted their disappointment.

Kinda sad... Found out basically IR guys can not be in team picture... It's kinda sad to think.. Just goes you injured yourself you not partless than a minute ago via Twitter for iPhone

I was not trying to be a distraction nor was I downing the organization they have done so much for me over last 8 years.. Just saying I wasless than a minute ago via Twitter for iPhone

Just saying I am sad that it worked out the way it did.. This game is bigger then my feelings and my body of work.. It's about "One Goal"!less than a minute ago via Twitter for iPhone

ttle disappointed about not bein in the photo because I feel as much a part of team today as I did back in September but it is what it is.less than a minute ago via Mobile Web

The Packers promptly reversed field after team captains Aaron Rodgers and Charles Woodson spoke with Coach Mike McCarthy. Rather than pose for the photo on media day next Tuesday, as teams do, the Packers will wait until Friday, the day after injured players arrive. And they'll all be in the pic. "I think they made a poor decision, what they did," McCarthy said of posting on "Tweeter." "But we feel great. Because if that's the biggest issue we have in our preparation, then we're going to have a hell of a week. So it's really not that big of a deal."

By Cindy Boren  | January 27, 2011; 2:37 PM ET
Categories:  Super Bowl XLV  
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Comments

That seems a little beast-headed to not automatically include your injured players in the team photo.

But McCarthy's right -- Barnett & Finley should've gone to him instead of taking to Tweeter.

Posted by: freakzilla | January 27, 2011 3:50 PM | Report abuse

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