Packers GM says he didn’t know if Bears wanted Burnett

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The Green Bay Packers surrendered a third- and fourth-round pick to the Philadelphia Eagles to move up and select Georgia Tech safety Morgan Burnett.

But in a press conference with reporters, Packers general manager Ted Thompson said he was not aware of the Bears’ interest in Burnett.

“I didn’t even know they were picking,” Thompson said. “I just knew that there was a long list of names… We had these slot charts in each round and on my slot chart we were way down here and the pick was way up there and I wanted to move up there because I didn’t think he would get there.

“If I was a better gambler or poker player, maybe I could have waited out, but we felt strongly that he would be a good addition to our team.”

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