Seahawks mourn loss of former NFL executive Ted Thompson

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The Seattle Seahawks are mourning the loss of Ted Thompson, who passed away at the age of 68 at his home in Texas.

Thompson, most well-known for his time spent with the Green Bay Packers, served five years in Seattle’s front office as the Vice President of Football Operations. He helped to assemble the Seahawks’ first Super Bowl roster.

The Seahawks issued the following statement Thursday afternoon following the news of his passing.

“The Seahawks family is saddened by Ted Thompson’s passing and we send our deepest condolences to his family and friends,” reads the press release. “Ted served with the Seahawks as Vice President of Football Operations from 2000-04 and helped lay the foundation for Seattle’s 2005 Super Bowl team. He was a great leader, talent evaluator, and even better person. Ted will be missed.”

Seahawks general manager John Schneider, who knew Thompson well from their time spent together in Green Bay, issued a statement of his own.

Rest in peace, Ted.

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