TED THOMPSON NEWS

NFL Notes: 49ers, Packers, Ravens, & Seahawks

  49ers HC Jim Harbaugh told reporters that TE Garrett Celek has a “disc issue” in his back. (Eric Branch) Packers HC Mike McCarthy told reporters on Friday that he isn’t thinking about his contract situation even after GM Ted Thompson mentioned that addressing his deal is likely their next move. “To me,” McCarthy said, via Tyler Dunne of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

Packers still need production from recent first-round picks

Only four teams in the National Football League have used a first-round pick in each of the last three seasons on a defensive player. Only one of those teams has gotten almost nothing out of it. If you guessed that team was the Green Bay Packers, you're right. General manager Ted Thompson has really only struck gold twice in the first round during his 10 drafts with the Packers...
Via Pro Sports Daily
20 hours ago  |  Discuss

Too Much Of A Good Thing?

I’m not going to criticize Mark Murphy’s decision to extend Ted Thompson, and I’m not going to criticize Thompson’s decision to extend coach Mike McCarthy when it inevitably happens in the coming weeks or months. No team president, and in turn, no general manager is going to mess with the kind of success the Packers […]
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20 hours ago  |  Discuss

Ted Don’t Know Linebackers

For a man who played the position in the National Football League for 10 seasons, it’s amazing how bad Ted Thompson has been at judging linebackers since being hired as GM of the Packers in 2005. Other than Clay Matthews (I’m beginning to think Ted got sick during the first round of the ’09 draft and […]
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

From The Benches: Camp Heats Up

The boys are back and better than ever in a brand new show. The show begins with breaking news of a new contract extension for General Manager Ted Thompson, with speculation that an extension for Mike McCarthy is not tor far behind. Following that are a couple news tidbits about players coming off the injury lists, and an organization role for recently retired running back Johnathan...
Via Packers Talk Radio Network
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Packers architect Thompson signs extension, would be 'nuts' not to stay

GREEN BAY, Wis. -- When Ted Thompson reflected on the 17 total years he's spent with the Green Bay Packers and observed the roster that he'd built, there was no way he was going to allow himself to retire yet. In signing an extension to continue his run as general manager, executive vice president and director of football operations for the Packers, Thompson committed himself...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Green Bay Packers give general manager long-term extension

Former Chicago Bulls general manager Jerry Krause once said that organizations win championships, not players. Of course it’s easier for your organization to win a championship if you have Michael Jordan on your side but Krause was right for the most part. The Green Bay Packers have been a perennial powerhouse in the NFL because they have enjoyed excellent management over the years...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Packers sign GM Ted Thompson to multi-year extension

One of the most consistent and tranquil front offices in the NFL is going to remain that way for the foreseeable future. On Wednesday afternoon, the Green Bay Packers announced via their website that the team has extended general manager Ted Thompson to a new “multi-year” contract. “I’m pleased that we were able to enter into this contract extension with Ted,” Packers President...
Via Sports-Glory
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Packers Extend Contract of GM Ted Thompson

Packers fans have to hope to see a similar image in the near future. This was Thompson celebrating the team’s last Super Bowl victory in 2010. (Photo: Corey Wilson/Press Gazette) The Green Bay Packers announced on Wednesday that they have signed general manager Ted Thompson to a multi-year contract extension.  Terms have not been released.  Earlier this month, team President...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Ted Thompson signs multi-year contract with Packers

The Green Bay Packers announced Wednesday that Ted Thompson will remain the team’s executive vice president and general manager for the long-term future. Packers president/CEO Mark Murphy announced that Thompson has signed a new, multi-year contract with the team. “I’m pleased that we were able to enter into this contract extension with Ted,” Murphy said. “His outstanding...
Via Sports-Glory
2 days ago  |  1 Comment

Packers sign Ted Thompson to an extension

The Green Bay Packers have announced that they’ve signed general manager Ted Thompson to a contract extension. “I’m pleased that we were able to enter into this contract extension with Ted,” Preisdent/CEO Mark Murphy said. “His outstanding work has been the key factor in the success that we’ve enjoyed in recent years. I have tremendous respect for Ted, and am confident...
Via Pro Football Zone
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Packers Sign GM Ted Thompson To Multi-Year Extension

  The Green Bay Packers have announced that they have signed GM Ted Thompson to a multi-year contract extension. “I’m pleased that we were able to enter into this contract extension with Ted,” Packers president Mark Murphy said. “His outstanding work has been the key factor in the success that we’ve enjoyed in recent years. I have tremendous respect for Ted, and am confident...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

No worries if Packers’ Ha Ha Clinton-Dix isn’t an Immediate Starter

If Packers first-round pick Ha Ha Clinton-Dix isn’t a day one starter, don’t panic. Packers general manger Ted Thompson’s batting average on recent first-round draft picks is below the Mendoza Line. For you non-baseball fans, that means Thompson is hitting under .200 with a lot of tappers back to the pitcher or lazy popups instead of line drives to the gap or tape-measure home...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Packers DL Jerel Worthy Needs to Get Healthy ASAP

Think back to the 2011 season for the Green Bay Packers. They went 15-1, putting up points and yards at a ridiculous rate on their way to a first round bye and home field advantage throughout the playoffs. Unfortunately, we all remember how that season ended: a crushing, frankly embarrassing loss to the Giants at Lambeau Field in the divisional round of the playoffs. Everyone...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Ted Thompson doesn’t plan on retiring any time soon

According to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network,  Packers general manager Ted Thompson doesn’t plan on retiring any time soon. “The question has been raised about how much longer Thompson wants to do this job. The club is trying to extend his contract, but Thompson is 61 years old, and some have wondered if an exit is near. After speaking to key people in the organization, I am...
Via Pro Football Zone
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Packers GM Ted Thompson Has No Plans To Retire?

  Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network mentioned on Monday that after speaking to “key people” in the Packers’ organization, he’s “more convinced than ever” that GM Ted Thompson has no plans to retire. Packers president Mark Murphy mentioned a few weeks ago that their “top priority” in the coming months is to sign Thompson to a contract extension. “It’s a top priority...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
3 days ago  |  Discuss

From The Benches: The Beginning

The show is back and better than ever LIVE from the Green Bay Distillery. The boys open up the show with the exciting news that broke in the middle of the first Packers practice of the season. Jordy Nelson signed a contract extension that will keep him in Green Bay for at least the next five seasons. After that they discuss some somber news of the players that were placed on various...
Via Packers Talk Radio Network
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Cory’s Corner: Ted Thompson will show Jordy Nelson the money

Jordy Nelson picked a pretty good time to break out. He caught nine passes for 140 yards and a touchdown in a Super Bowl XLV win.Jordy Nelson wants $10 million per season. The question isn’t if Nelson is worth that much dough. The question is if Nelson is worth more than Greg Jennings or James Lofton. We all know how squeamish general manager Ted Thompson gets about signing guys...
Via AllGreenBayPackers.com
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Will Packers pay Jordy Nelson the 10 million a year he wants?

Aaron Rodgers’ No. 1 receiver, Nelson is targeting a deal worth at least $10 million per season, ESPN.com’s Rob Demovsky reports. The big question is will Ted Thompson pay 10 million a year for a veteran? Packers general manager Ted Thompson has been reluctant to pay the going rate for veteran wide receivers, allowing Greg […] The post Will Packers pay Jordy Nelson the 10 million...
Via NFL Draft Diamonds
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Packers Training Camp Preview: Inside Linebackers

During the course of the offseason many believed the Packers needed to address the safety and inside linebacker positions. Ted Thompson selected safety, Ha Ha Clinton-Dix in the first round and second year pro, Micah Hyde figures to see time there as well. To the surprise of many, Thompson ignored the inside linebacker position in free agency and the draft. Thompson ignoring the...
Via Pro Football Spot
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Everything you need to know about the Packers shareholders meeting in 200 words

About 15,000 people attended Thursday’s Packers shareholders meeting and another 10,000 watched online. The Packers held their annual shareholders meeting on Thursday at Lambeau Field. Here’s everything you need to know in 200 words or less. Packers president Mark Murphy reported that 350,000 stockholders hold more than 5 million shares of Packers stock. The Packers were ninth...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Mark Murphy: Contract for Ted Thompson is a “top priority”

Green Bay Packers CEO Mark Murphy has made it clear that they want to sign general manager Ted Thompson is an extension very soon. “It’s a top priority,” Murphy said, via FOX Sports Wisconsin. Thompson sounded very upbeat after this past May’s draft. “I’m just getting started,I feel pretty good,” Thompson said back in May. Te belief is that Thompson’s current deal...
Via Pro Football Zone
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Contract Extension For GM Ted Thompson Remains Packers’ “Top Priority”

  Green Bay Packers president Mark Murphy told reporters on Thursday that their “top priority” in the coming months is to sign GM Ted Thompson to a contract extension. “It’s a top priority,” Murphy said Thursday during the announcement of the Packers’ annual financial report, via ESPN.com. “I think Ted’s been instrumental obviously in the run we’ve had. So that...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Green Bay Packers GM Ted Thompson ranked top-10 in the NFL

Typically speaking, sports fans tend to worry about two things – the past and the future. They’ll debate who was the greatest player of all-time, while also spending hours discussing whether or not a rookie is going to be develop into an All-Pro. Both are fun exercises, things that keep fans engaged and the beer flowing at the local tavern. But they miss out on what is most important...
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23 days ago  |  Discuss

What Packers Fans Should Know About Neck Injuries

At this point, Packers fans are all too aware of neck/cervical injuries and the effects and repercussions of returning to play after an injury and surgery.  At this point, Ted Thompson has had likely six neck injuries and four surgeries, all with various results, some positive but mostly negative. The latest was defensive linemen Johnny Jolly, who after battling a prescription drug...
Via AllGreenBayPackers.com
July 02, 2014  |  Discuss
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