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Thompson Keeps Packers' Cap Alive and Kicking

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When you don't set foot into high-stakes free agency, it's practically impossible to award any bad contracts. Because Ted Thompson has consistently given big signing bonuses to the right players, no team in the NFL has less "dead money" cluttering its salary cap than the Packers.

Green Bay Packers general manager Ted Thompson has done a remarkable job of building a roster built to compete over the long haul. Not only is he among the best talent evaluators and drafters in the league, but he's continually invested money in the right players. Between Thompson and numbers guy Russ Ball, the Packers are investing their salary cap dollars on talent rather than voided contracts... Recommended Stories

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