By OnMilwaukee Staff Writers   Published Jan 07, 2008 at 1:04 PM

The Packers have signed Ted Thompson, the team's executive vice president, general manager and director of football operations, to a new, five-year contract that runs through 2012.

Thompson, currently in his third year as the leader of the team's football operations, has built the Packers into one of the NFL's strongest young teams. The team posted a 13-3 record this season and will face Seattle in the divisional playoff round Saturday at Lambeau Field.

"We are very pleased with the way Ted Thompson has led the football operations of this organization," team president Bob Harlan said. "He is doing exactly what we anticipated when we hired him. He crafted his trade under Ron Wolf, built a strong football team in Seattle and has built a team here in Green Bay that is back in the playoffs. He has a great system of building the team through the draft and has the Packers positioned very well for the future."

Thompson has acquired 40 of the 53 players on the Packers' active roster since taking over the reins in 2003.

"This is a great organization and I am deeply humbled and appreciative," said Thompson. "This is truly a team effort. Green Bay is a special place and I am honored to work with such a great group of people."

Thompson, 54, is a native of Atlanta, Texas. He was a three-year starter at Southern Methodist University and enjoyed a 10-year playing career with the Houston Oilers (1975-'84). Thompson previously served an eight-year tenure with the Packers personnel department (1992-'99) and five seasons in Seattle (2000-'04) as the team's vice president of football operations before re-joining the Packers in 2005.