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Thompson says cutting players makes him physically sick

Aug. 27, 2013
 
Ted Thompson at last week's preseason game between the Packers and Seattle Seahawks at Lambeau Field. File/Gannett Wisconsin Media
Ted Thompson at last week's preseason game between the Packers and Seattle Seahawks at Lambeau Field. File/Gannett Wisconsin Media

Packers general manager Ted Thompson said cutting the roster is the worst part of his job and it can make him physically sick.

“You get attached to the guys, you always wonder if you’re doing the right thing,” Thompson said. “Because there’s no one set answer. There’s no right answer. There’s multiple different decisions you have to make.”

The Packers must reduce their roster to 53 players by Saturday, and Thompson isn’t looking forward to it.

“Often times, most of the time, I get physically sick, like I get this huge cold or something,” Thompson said.

“Sometimes from the public standpoint, it’s a little too much fantasy football. This is a hard thing to do is to come in and compete against grown men and make a roster in the NFL, so sometimes there’s almost a flippant way of reporting that so and so got axed or something like that. I think that’s a little harsh. Maybe I’m a little sensitive to it because once upon a time I got axed, but it’s hard.”

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