I have consulted with a number of physicians, and due to my medical condition my intention is to retire from football. I am thankful to the Packers organization and to the fans for their support during my time in Green Bay. The Packers are a first-class organization and I want to thank them for the opportunity to play in the NFL. There truly is no team I would have rather played for.
Thompson was injured in practice last year when he collided with Kregg Lumpkin in a drill. It was the most recent in a series of neck problems Thompson has had since entering the NFL.
"I firmly believe that any man’s finest hour, the greatest fulfillment of all that he holds dear, is that moment when he has worked his heart out in a good cause and lies exhausted on the field of battle – victorious."