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If Thompson is ‘cheap,' here's why

PackerReport.com's Steve Lawrence explains why the Packers have been typically quiet during the offseason, from a weak free-agent class, to need for new contracts for likes of Jennings and Rodgers, to fear of an uncapped season.

Ted Thompson is cheap. That seems to be, if not the consensus, at least the opinion of a boisterous minority concerning the Packers' general manager. The Packers are $25 million under the salary cap (about $35 million once Brett Favre submits his retirement papers), yet Thompson clutches the money as if he fears it's going to fall into the hands of troubled brokerage Bear Stearns. It's easy to...

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