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Tue, 16 Feb 2016 11:24:58 -0800
The Green Bay Packers and general manager Ted Thompson have had at least $17 million in salary cap room for seven times in the last 10 seasons. Green Bay had $23.8 million available before signing DT Letroy Guion to an extension last week. The Packers have $137,619,485 in salary cap charges off their books, according to a source. They currently rank 16th in the league in available cap room based on a $153 million limit.
Mon, 25 Jan 2016 10:31:08 -0800
Green Bay Packers head coach Mike McCarthy is fed up with general manager Ted Thompson's unwillingness to take a chance and reinforce the roster with veteran players through free agency, according to several sources.
Thu, 04 Sep 2014 09:39:50 -0700
Green Bay Packers general manager Ted Thompson is under contract through the 2018 season after he signed a three-year extension during the offseason.
Wed, 30 Jul 2014 11:09:21 -0700
The Green Bay Packers have signed general manager Ted Thompson to a multi-year extension. Financial terms were not disclosed.
Thu, 10 Jul 2014 23:14:37 -0700
The Green Bay Packers have said extending the contract of general manager Ted Thompson is one of the team's priorities in the months ahead. Thompson is under contract through the 2016 NFL Draft.
Thu, 10 Jul 2014 14:05:56 -0700
Green Bay Packers president Mark Murphy said the team considers signing general manager Ted Thompson to a contract extension as one of their top priorities. Murphy said Thompson has told the team he has no plans to retire in the foreseeable future.
Tue, 20 May 2014 10:53:25 -0700
Green Bay Packers team president Mark Murphy said there will not be extension talks with head coach Mike McCarthy until the extension for general manager Ted Thompson is done.
Sun, 18 May 2014 23:25:54 -0700
Green Bay Packers general manager Ted Thompson, who was the subject of departure rumors earlier this month, told the media he was "just getting started" following the NFL Draft and any talk of his leaving was false.
Mon, 25 Feb 2013 16:12:29 -0800
Free-agent DL Cullen Jenkins (Eagles) is not likely to return to the Packers after being cut by the Eagles Monday, Feb. 25, according to Mike Vandermause of the Green Bay Press Gazette. Vandermause points out Packers general manager Ted Thompson let Jenkins go in free agency two years ago, and that Thompson historically does not sign 32-year- old players. Vandermause also suggests the team will likely look to fill their need on the defensive line with a younger player.
Sat, 27 Oct 2012 07:09:55 -0700
Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers said WR Randall Cobb is arguably the best draft pick during general manager Ted Thompson's tenure. "Randall is probably going to go down as one of the better picks in Ted Thompson's career, if not the best," Rodgers said of the 64th overall pick in the 2011 NFL Draft. "I think to get him where we got him, the kind of person that he is, the approach that he has, his knowledge of the game, what he adds to our team, his locker room presence, he is a personnel and a coach's dream."
Fri, 11 Feb 2011 16:30:28 -0800
The Green Bay Packers have announced they have signed general manager Ted Thompson to a new multi-year contract. Financial terms were not disclosed.
Mon, 07 Feb 2011 19:55:46 -0800
Green Bay Packers team president Mark Murphy said Monday, Feb. 7, that head coach Mike McCarthy and general manager Ted Thompson would both get contract extensions following the team's win in Super Bowl XLV, reports Tom Silverstein, of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. "I deal with Ted and he deals with Mike," Murphy said. "I want both of them to be with the Green Bay Packers long-term."
Sat, 29 Jan 2011 13:31:40 -0800
Green Bay Packers president Mark Murphy said he will not talk to general manager Ted Thompson about a contract extension until after the season, reports Mike Vandermause, of the Green Bay Press-Gazette.
Mon, 22 Mar 2010 07:43:12 -0700
Kevin Seifert, of ESPN.com, reports Green Bay Packers general manager Ted Thompson said he has spoken with former San Francisco 49ers general manager Scot McCloughan recently "as a friend" but "not from a business standpoint." Technically, McCloughan remains an employee of the 49ers and would not be able to discuss job opportunities with any team. The Packers haven't yet filled the opening left behind by former director of football operations John Schneider, who left to become general manager of the Seattle Seahawks. Thompson said he wasn't certain whether the job will be filled. "We'll see," Thompson said. "It depends on how we make it through the spring. We're functioning pretty well right now."
Tue, 16 Feb 2010 19:18:39 -0800
Pete Dougherty, of the Green Bay Press-Gazette, reports Green Bay Packers general manager Ted Thompson has not ruled out designating a franchise or transition player this offseason. However, it appears unlikely the team will use one of the tags.
Fri, 22 Jan 2010 19:51:14 -0800
Pete Dougherty, of the Green Bay Press-Gazette, reports the Green Bay Packers might take their time in replace John Schneider, who left to become general manager for the Seattle Seahawks. The Packers have a second director of football operations already on their staff with Reggie McKenzie. General manager Ted Thompson said, "We're going to take our time. We have really good people in place right now, and we'll see how it goes. If we think we need to do something, we might do it. If we think we're OK, we might just sit tight."
Tue, 04 Aug 2009 11:17:38 -0700
The Associated Press reports Green Bay Packers general manager Ted Thompson is not ruling out the possibility of adding free-agent QB Michael Vick (Falcons). When asked Tuesday, Aug. 4, about the possibility of signing Vick, Thompson said the team looks "at all options at all times" but didn't want to speculate about the odds of the team actually pursuing him. "We look at everything," Thompson said.
Tue, 23 Jun 2009 12:11:12 -0700
Kevin Seifert, of ESPN.com, reports Green Bay Packers general manager Ted Thompson said he is not taking the talk of retired QB Brett Favre (Jets) possibly signing with the Minnesota Vikings personally.
Fri, 20 Feb 2009 07:10:16 -0800
Kevin Seifert, of ESPN.com, reports Green Bay Packers general manager Ted Thompson said the team likely will keep their first-round draft choice in the 2009 NFL Draft and not trade up or down in the round.
Mon, 16 Feb 2009 10:58:26 -0800
Peter King, of SI.com, reports retired QB Brett Favre said part of the reason he wanted come out of retirement last season was because he wanted to stick it to Green Bay Packers general manager Ted Thompson for not wanting him to return.
Mon, 08 Dec 2008 06:55:53 -0800
Jason Wilde, of the Wisconsin State Journal, reports Green Bay Packers CB Al Harris admits 2008 may be his final season with the team. Although Harris has not spoken with general manager Ted Thompson, Harris believes the team's young depth at the cornerback position will enable the team to trade him for a draft pick in the offseason. "I think that's going to happen. And not from my performance or anything, but we're going young," Harris said. "I haven't talked to Ted about it. I've just got a gut feeling that that's the direction our team is headed. That's what happens in the league. I just have to make sure that I'm on top of my game." Harris added, "Every game I play is an audition. I have to make sure that I put good stuff on tape."
Thu, 14 Aug 2008 11:10:33 -0700
Tom Pelissero, of the Green Bay Press-Gazette, reports Green Bay Packers general manager Ted Thompson said Wednesday, Aug. 13, that the team is not looking at signing a veteran quarterback anymore than they are upgrading their other positions.
Thu, 07 Aug 2008 10:21:07 -0700
Green Bay Packers general manager Ted Thompson said he felt the trading of QB Brett Favre to the New York Jets was the best solution to a very difficult situation. He said the team is hopeful they will be able to put this past them and the fans will have a reason to forget it, but noted he understands the fans were split over the situation. Thompson said he did not have all of the answers as to how they and Favre got to where they were, but felt a big part of it boiled down to a communication breakdown. He said it got to the point where it was determined parting ways was the best solution.
Thu, 07 Aug 2008 10:11:56 -0700
Green Bay Packers team president and CEO Mark Murphy said Thursday, Aug. 7, the team tried to be fair to QB Brett Favre during the process. He said the team always acted in the best interest of the Packers' organization. Murphy noted it was a bittersweet time for them, as they were happy the stalemate with Favre has come to an end and they were able to work out something that worked for both parties. "He will always be a Packer and he is very important to this organization," Murphy said of Favre. He noted he, general manager Ted Thompson and head coach Mike McCarthy were in agreement with every decision the team made.
Wed, 06 Aug 2008 10:49:24 -0700
ESPNews reports Green Bay Packers general manager Ted Thompson's news conference has been postponed until the afternoon Wednesday, Aug. 6.
Mon, 28 Jul 2008 09:09:53 -0700
Chris Mortensen, of ESPN, reports it appears as though Tuesday, July 29, will be the soft deadline Green Bay Packers retired QB Brett Favre will either report to the team's training camp or be traded. According to Favre, general manager Ted Thompson asked him if he was interested in a trade. "Yeah, but not just to the teams you want me to go to," Favre said, relaying his conversation with Thompson.
Mon, 28 Jul 2008 09:02:26 -0700
Chris Mortensen, of ESPN, reports Green Bay Packers retired QB Brett Favre said team general manager Ted Thompson was not receptive to the notion that Favre compete for the starting quarterback job in training camp. "I said, 'Let me compete, you'll know I'll win this job' and Ted said again, 'Brett, things have changed. Aaron Rodgers is our quarterback.' It's pretty clear - and this is what I told the commissioner - that they want me to go away, stay retired. They would much rather see me in a Packers' uniform, paying me $12 million to be a backup - which you know they really don't want - rather than see me in another uniform, no matter what they say. They'll drag this out, asking a king's ransom (in a trade), hoping it all goes away."
Sat, 19 Jul 2008 06:02:36 -0700
ESPN.com reports Green Bay Packers president Mark Murphy restated his support Friday, July 18, for general manager Ted Thompson and head coach Mike McCarthy in their dealings with retired QB Brett Favre. Through a team spokesman, Murphy said he has "full confidence" in how Thompson and McCarthy were handling the matter.
Tue, 08 Jul 2008 08:01:20 -0700
Updating previous items, ESPN.com reports retired QB Brett Favre sent a text message to Green Bay Packers general manager Ted Thompson over the past weekend, according to WTMJ-TV in Milwaukee. However, Thompson's reply was that he was on vacation and the two men would have to talk later.
Tue, 27 May 2008 09:01:17 -0700
Green Bay Packers general manager Ted Thompson announced Tuesday, May 27, that Jon-Eric Sullivan will become the team's area scout. Sullivan was previously the club's representative to National Football Scouting.
Tue, 27 May 2008 09:00:51 -0700
Green Bay Packers general manager Ted Thompson announced Tuesday, May 27, that Richmond Williams will be joining the team's personnel department as a college scout. Williams will serve as the team's representative to National Football Scouting and author evaluations of all prospective seniors in the southwest region.
Tue, 27 May 2008 09:00:22 -0700
Green Bay Packers general manager Ted Thompson announced Tuesday, May 27, that Tim Terry will serve as the team's assistant director of pro personnel. Terry has worked the past three seasons as pro personnel assistant with the team.
Tue, 27 May 2008 08:59:49 -0700
Green Bay Packers general manager Ted Thompson announced Tuesday, May 27, that Eliot Wolf will serve as the team's assistant director of pro personnel. Wolf has worked as pro personnel assistant for the past four seasons.
Tue, 27 May 2008 08:59:05 -0700
Green Bay Packers general manager Ted Thompson announced Tuesday, May 27, that the team named Reggie McKenzie as the director of football operations. McKenzie served as the team's director of pro personnel for the past 10 seasons.
Fri, 25 Apr 2008 13:45:30 -0700
Green Bay Packers general manager Ted Thompson announced Friday, April 25, the Packers placed QB Brett Favre on the reserved/retired list to reduce the number of players counting against the team's active roster to 68 players with active status.
Tue, 22 Apr 2008 12:07:54 -0700
Greg A. Bedard, of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, reports Green Bay Packers general manager Ted Thompson said the switch from 15 minutes between first-round selections to 10 minutes should not affect any potential deals. "It gives us plenty of time," Thompson said. "There are some people that were concerned that you might not be able to do as many trades, things like that. I don't think that will have any effect at all."
Tue, 22 Apr 2008 12:03:17 -0700
Greg A. Bedard, of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, reports the Green Bay Packers are unlikely to trade up in this year's NFL Draft. General manager Ted Thompson has never traded up in a draft in his 14 years as a general manager with the Packers and Seattle Seahawks.
Tue, 22 Apr 2008 11:56:14 -0700
Greg A. Bedard, of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, reports Green Bay Packers general manager Ted Thompson admitted that he has not been studying the top players in this year's NFL Draft. Thompson said it does not make much sense since the Packers own the 30th pick in the first round.
Fri, 04 Apr 2008 09:34:42 -0700
Gil Brandt, of NFL.com, reports the Green Bay Packers attended the University of Southern California's Pro Day Wednesday, April 2. The Packers were represented by general manager Ted Thompson.
Fri, 04 Apr 2008 09:06:12 -0700
The Associated Press reports Green Bay Packers general manager Ted Thompson denied reports that retired QB Brett Favre is considering a comeback with a team other than the Packers. "We don't know anything about it, and it's inconceivable," Thompson said.
Tue, 25 Mar 2008 08:59:49 -0700
Green Bay Packers general manger, executive vice president and director of football operations Ted Thompson was named Sporting News' George Young NFL Executive of the Year Tuesday, March 25.
Tue, 11 Mar 2008 00:43:46 -0700
Gil Brandt, of NFL.com, reports Green Bay Packers general manager Ted Thompson attended the University of Wisconsin's Pro Day March 5.
Fri, 22 Feb 2008 15:32:42 -0800
Mark Curnutte, of The Cincinnati Enquirer, reports Green Bay Packers general manager Ted Thompson said QB Brett Favre has yet to make a decision on his future with the team.
Mon, 07 Jan 2008 10:43:49 -0800
Green Bay Packers chairman Bob Harlan announced Monday, Jan. 7, that executive vice president, general manager and director of football operations Ted Thompson signed a new five-year contract. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Sat, 11 Aug 2007 10:07:50 -0700
Pete Dougherty, of the Green Bay Press-Gazette, reports Green Bay Packers general manager Ted Thompson believes training camps could be scaled back several years from now. "It might be a morning practice for 2 1/2 or 3 hours, then the rest meetings," Thompson said.
Sun, 13 May 2007 09:08:41 -0700
Jay Glazer, of FOXSports.com, reports Green Bay Packers QB Brett Favre's agent, Bus Cook, phoned general manager Ted Thompson within two to three days of the draft and asked for a trade, according to several team and league sources. The sources said Cook railed off how his client was fed up with the organization and wanted out. Head coach Mike McCarthy tried phoning Favre, but the quarterback ignored all off his calls for a week. The two finally connected in the middle of this past week, and sources close to the situation said Favre asked McCarthy if he was aware that Cook asked for a trade. McCarthy immediately insisted that would not happen. McCarthy told others inside the organization he had cooled Favre's anger. By the end of the conversation, Favre admitted he did not want to go elsewhere. However, Favre has told friends on other teams he is frustrated with the organization's failure to acquire WR Randy Moss, who was traded to the New England Patriots.
Tue, 01 May 2007 16:15:14 -0700
Rob Demovsky, of the Green Bay Press Gazette, reports Green Bay Packers general manager Ted Thompson was willing to give up a fifth-round pick for New England Patriots WR Randy Moss, but not a fourth-round pick like the Patriots traded.
Sun, 18 Mar 2007 08:46:35 -0700
Mike Vandermause, of PackersNews.com, reports Green Bay Packers general manager Ted Thompson said the team has not discussed trading QB Aaron Rodgers. The backup quarterback has been rumored as part of a possible deal for Oakland Raiders WR Randy Moss. "It's never been discussed inside the building or outside the building," Thompson said when asked about the possible trade involving Rodgers.
Tue, 13 Mar 2007 07:25:11 -0700
ESPN.com reports the Green Bay Packers' leadership is expected to discuss a potential trade for Oakland Raiders WR Randy Moss when it meets Tuesday, March 13. According to the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, a trade sending Moss to the Packers is already in discussion stages. According to an unnamed league source, Packers general manager Ted Thompson has already been in direct talks with Raiders managing general partner Al Davis about the move. According to sources, the teams have discussed the trade for a month and the Packers have been given permission to talk to Moss' agent about restructuring his contract. "They're going to get rid of him," a source said, according to the Journal-Sentinel. "I think they think they can trade him. And I know Green Bay has interest."
Sun, 11 Mar 2007 06:37:27 -0700
John Murphy, of Yahoo! Sports, reports the Green Bay Packers will likely wait until after the NFL Draft to help bolster the running back position behind RB Vernand Morency and RB Noah Herron. "We're going to bring in some competition for them," said general manager Ted Thompson.