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Thompson Keeps Franchise’s Future in Mind

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The "responsibility that you have for the people you work with" is one reason why Ted Thompson signed a contract extension to stay on as Green Bay's general manager.

At age 61 and having built a formidable resume, Ted Thompson has every reason to, as he put it, “walk off into the sunset or go milk some cows.” Instead, Thompson feels a tug from the franchise, which has entrusted him to run the football show for 10 seasons. “I have people that I’m responsible for here, too – people that I’ve hired that have taken up this position because of my insistence or...

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