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OFFICIAL: Packers to look for new GM as Thompson set to take new role on team

OFFICIAL: Packers to look for new GM as Thompson set to take new role on team
Posted at 5:45 PM, Jan 01, 2018
and last updated 2018-01-02 11:26:31-05

Packers general manager Ted Thompson will end his 13-year run in that role with the team, according to a report.

Thompson has a new position within the team that will take him away from his general managerial duties. He will not have the role of senior adviser of football operations.

This means the Packers are looking for a new general manager.

Chris Mortensen of ESPN says that Packers president Mark Murphy will restructure roles including current members of the team's personnel. There was no word on whether there would be exclusion of potential outside GM candidates.

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“I want to thank Ted for his tireless efforts as the general manager of the Green Bay Packers for these past 13 seasons. Under his guidance, the Packers enjoyed a remarkable run of success, one that included our 13th world championship, four NFC Championship appearances and eight consecutive postseason berths,” said Packers president Mark Murphy in a statement.

“The organization, our fans and our community were fortunate to have had one of the NFL’s all-time great general managers leading our football operations. On a personal note, Ted’s work ethic, humility and loyalty are nearly unparalleled, and it has been one of the great honors of my life to work beside him. Fortunately, Ted will remain involved in our personnel department as we work to win another championship. We will begin an immediate search for the next general manager of the Green Bay Packers.”

It's the second major personnel change to come at 1265 Lombardi Avenue since the Packers' loss at Detroit on Sunday. The Packers have reportedly fired defensive coordinator Dom Capers and two other assistants.