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Thompson Keeps Cap Alive and Kicking

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. Because of that, it's little wonder why the Packers are perennial contenders while others are perennial pretenders.

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