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Packers diss players on injured reserve

The Packers aren't allowing players on injured reserve to appear in the team's Super Bowl photo, something that has irked Jermichael Finley and Nick Barnett. And rightfully so. These guys played a role in getting Green Bay to the Super Bowl, not just by what they did in games before suffering season-ending injuries, but also from their contributions in offseason workouts and training camp.

When I heard about this story this morning, I couldn't help but think about a conversation I had a couple of months ago with Ravens cornerback Domonique Foxworth, who missed the entire season with a torn ACL. Foxworth spoke about what it was like to be a forgotten man in the locker room.

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"As much as coaches and teammates try to make you feel like you're a part of the team, you're definitely not," Foxworth said. "Those people are the ones who go out and play on the weekend. I haven't played in one game this year. I'm definitely not a part of the team. I don't feel like I am."

Apparently, Green Bay doesn't think its 16 players on the injured reserve are part of the team, either. But I have a feeling the Packers will right this wrong now that it's getting national attention.

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