Originally written on Fox Sports Wisconsin  |  Last updated 10/23/14

GREEN BAY, WI - JULY 28: General Manager Ted Thompson of the Green Bay Packers watches as his team works out during summer training camp on July 28, 2008 at the Hutson Center in Green Bay, Wisconsin. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
NFL free agency is not an event in Green Bay. Drama and anticipation don't exist when nearly every offseason concludes with a lack of noteworthy results. Since Ted Thompson took over as general manager of the Packers in 2005, he has mostly sat back and planned for the draft while many of his peers spend tens of millions of dollars on free agents. That's just not the Ted Thompson way. It's no secret that Thompson believes the best way to build a team is through the draft. After a Super Bowl victory for Green Bay in February 2011 followed by back-to-back years in the divisional round of the playoffs, it's difficult to argue with Thompson's method. But, could this year be different? Could Thompson actually make a splash in free agency? It's possible. The Packers are close to returning to the Super Bowl. But they're not that close. For the past two seasons, Green Bay has been one of the final eight teams remaining in the playoffs. However, in each of the past two seasons, the Packe...
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