Packers reward GM with contract extension

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GREEN BAY - The Green Bay Packers have signed executive vice president, general manager and director of football operations Ted Thompson to a new multi-year contract.

Terms of the deal were not disclosed, but the Press Gazette indicated that it might be similar to Thompson's 2008 contract extension. At that point, Thompson had two years remaining on his deal and was extended to five years.

Thompson completed his sixth season at the helm as a champion, as the Packers topped the Pittsburgh Steelers in Super Bowl XLV two Sundays ago.

"We are thrilled to have Ted lead our football operations for the foreseeable future. He has done an outstanding job of building this team," said Packers team president and CEO Mark Murphy. "We worked on this and reached an agreement in December, and we are pleased to be able to make the announcement today."

Since taking the reins in 2005, Thompson has presided over a franchise that successfully transitioned from the Brett Favre era into a new period fronted by Aaron Rodgers -- who guided the Pack to their fourth title since the introduction of the Super Bowl.

Green Bay has compiled a regular-season record of 52-44 under the watch of the 58-year-old Texas native, including a 10-6 mark in 2010, along with a 5-2 playoff mark aided by a 4-0 run this past season.

"This is a great organization and I am very humbled and appreciative," Thompson said. "Green Bay is a special place and I am honored to work with such a great group of people that have all contributed to our success."

Prior to attaining his current position, Thompson served for five years (2000-04) as the vice president of football operations with the Seattle Seahawks, and before that, eight years with the Packers' personnel department (1992-99).


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