Ted Thompson, 68, GM when Packers won last Super Bowl, dies
Thompson was Packers general manager from 2005-17 and drafted many notable players on the current roster, including two-time MVP quarterback Aaron Rodgers. (AP Photo/Mike Roemer, File)GREEN BAY, Wis. – Ted Thompson, whose 13-year run as Green Bay Packers general manager included their 2010 Super Bowl championship season, has died. Mike Sherman had been working as Packers coach and general manager up to that point. “Certainly he’s a guy who’s held in the highest regard in this building and, I think, just around the league,” Packers coach Matt LaFleur said. Gutekunst, who had been working with Thompson as player personnel director, was promoted to general manager and remains in that position.
NFL, TV partners navigating pandemic and future rights deals
In a year in which few things are normal, there will be some familiar things about NFL broadcasts this season. They have been gathering multi-channel surround audio recordings from every NFL stadium for use in their productions over the past four seasons. Dont doubt the NFL is going to use this as leverage.PRESEASON MAKEUPS: The league will allow stations that have preseason broadcast rights with teams to re-air regular-season games in their markets. Usually, replays are only available on NFL Network or NFL Game Pass. The biggest change in the upcoming rights deals could be Monday nights returning to ABC and ESPN going for the Thursday night games.