Now to be clear, I am IN NO WAY, SHAPE, OR FORM SAYING THAT ANYTHING IS A GIVEN, and thereby not jinxing any player or team (especially the Packers). This post is merely for my own curiosity - but since I know the Packers best, I use them as an example.
In the event of a Super Bowl victory, does anybody know what the protocol is for who gets a ring? Obviously the players (the 53-man roster) will get one, but what about injured reserve? How about practice squad? Would a player who was traded or released by the team during the regular season (meaning they had survived the final roster cutdown in August) get one, or no?
For example (again, this is merely a hypothetical), the Packers win it all. Evan Deitrich-Smith (who was signed at the very end of December) would get one, for being on the 53-man roster. But what about Al Harris, who was released earlier this season? How about the kid who was literally just signed to the practice squad this week? How about the kid who was removed from it to make room for him? Although Philly lost the SB, do you remember when Jeff Thomason was signed LITERALLY only for the SB game itself?
I have read that the team winning the World Series gives a ring to any player who was on their "Major League" roster at any point during the season (including injured players, players who were released or traded, etc). Does the same type of system exist in the NFL, or is it entirely up to the team itself to decide who does (and who doesn't) get a ring?
Can anybody shed any light on this subject?