NEW INFORMATION: Packers sign GM Thompson to multi-year contract extension

Under the leadership of Head Coach Mike McCarthy and Thompson, the Packers won a Super Bowl in the 2010 season.  The team is on a three-year run as NFC North Division champions.

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) -- The Packers have signed longtime general manager Ted Thompson to a multiyear contract extension.

The deal was announced after practice Wednesday. The team did not release terms, and Thompson declined to say the length of the new deal.

Thompson is entering his 10th season as the head of football operations. The Packers have won four NFC North titles overall and the Super Bowl in the 2010 season since Thompson took over in Green Bay.

The 61-year-old Thompson said he feels energized. He said he might take more quick trips home to his native Texas a little more often to see family, but had no plans to delegate authority.

Thompson said the next priority is to sign coach Mike McCarthy to an extension.
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MILWAUKEE, Wis. (WEAU) -- The Packers have signed their general manager to a multi-year contract extension.

WTMJ-TV in Milwaukee reported the deal on Wednesday afternoon. Thompson has been the Packers General Manager since 2005. Thompson told reporters at a news conference that he and team president Mark Murphy had talks leading up to the deal, and that part of his attraction to the team is the good friends he has in Green Bay.

"How nuts are you to be able to walk away from something like this?" Thompson said at the news conference. "I felt very appreciated by the organization...to work with such fine people."

The team did not immediately reveal other details of Thompson's contract.


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