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Packers arrive in Texas, put Twitter troubles aside


IRVING, Tex. (AP) -- Even before they practice in North Texas, the Packers have claimed a small victory: They appear to have gone an entire day without getting caught up in a Twitter-driven mini-controversy.

After earning a spot in the Super Bowl, the Packers spent much of last week bickering about -- of all things -- the timing of their team photo.

When the Packers arrived Monday, quarterback Aaron Rodgers insisted the controversy was "resolved" and not an issue.

Two players on injured reserve, linebacker Nick Barnett and tight end Jermichael Finley, posted complaints on their Twitter accounts early last week when it appeared that the team photo would be taken before injured players arrive in the Dallas area. The team eventually scheduled the photo to accommodate injured players, but the controversy continued through the weekend.

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