Green Bay Packers general manager Ted Thompson is expected to take an advisory role with the team after announcing his resignation Monday. Thompson turns 65 years old later this month. He has been the Packers G-M for 13 seasons. President and C-E-O Mark Murphy is expected to consider outside candidates for the important position, as well as Thompson’s top three football personnel advisers – Brian Gutekunst, Eliot Wolf and Alonzo Highsmith. Vice President of football administration and player finance Russ Ball could be a candidate. Thompson had given no indication he was thinking of stepping away and Murphy had make it clear the job was his as long as he wanted it.