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Packers give GM Thompson extension after Super Bowl win

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The Green Bay Packers announced Friday that they have signed general manager Ted Thompson to a multiyear extension. Head coach Mike McCarthy might be next.

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Packers president Mark Murphy last week said extending Thompson's and McCarthy's deals, which were scheduled to expire in 2012, was a priority following Sunday's 31-25 victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers in Super Bowl XLV.

"This is a great organization, and I am very humbled and appreciative," Thompson said in a statement released by the team. "Green Bay is a special place, and I am honored to work with such a great group of people that have all contributed to our success."

Murphy said Friday the organization is thrilled to keep Thompson, 58, after working on and reaching an agreement on a new contract in December. The terms of the deal weren't disclosed.

Of Green Bay's 53 active players against Pittsburgh, 49 were acquired by Thompson, 26 through the draft.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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