GREEN BAY, Wis. – With four NFC North titles and a Super Bowl victory in the past decade, Ted Thompson has had quite a run as Packers general manager. Thompson sees no reason to stop now, even as retirement age nears. The team announced after practice Wednesday the signing of Thompson to a multiyear contract extension. “The more you think about it, the more you think how nuts are you that youd walk away from something like this,” Thompson said. “To get a chance to continue to do that after you put all the chips on the table, theres very little choice there. I want to be here.” Terms of the deal were not announced. Thompson didnt comment on the specifics, either. “No. Im not a very specific guy,” he said when asked if could be more specific about his contract, drawing laughs from reporters. Extending coach Mike McCarthys contract appears to be the next decision. Both the general manager and coach last signed extensions in 2011, within about a month after the Packers won the Super Bowl. “Big priority. Its been the plan the whole time,” Thompson said about an extension for McCarthy. “The way the organization is set up … its the way its always been done here. The general manager kind of gets put away and then you do the head coach.” Thompson, 61, took over in 2005; McCarthy was hired in January 2006. “We anticipate each others thoughts often, which might drive both of us crazy sometimes, but I think its working well and has worked well,” Thompson said. Thompson missed the NFL meetings in March for a personal matter. He appeared energized last week in addressing the annual Packers shareholders meeting. He might make a few more short trips home to go see family in his home state of Texas, though Thompson had no plans to delegate authority. He professed a continued love for scouting. Thompson doesnt have a timeline for how much longer he wants to work. “His outstanding work has been the key factor in the success that weve enjoyed in recent years,” team president Mark Murphy. Thompsons deal is the second high-profile extension announced by the club in the opening week of camp, following the deal signed by top receiver Jordy Nelson on Saturday. They are among the highlights of what has been a smooth start to camp so far — though both McCarthy and Thompson bristled slightly when asked about the lack of distractions. “Thats me knocking on wood because you said something like that, jinxing it,” said Thompson after knocking on the podium. “You never talk about your good fortunes.” Also: IN AND OUT: Starting safety Morgan Burnett sat out some of practice Wednesday with what McCarthy called a “tweaked” ankle, though the injury didnt appear serious. Burnett remained on the sideline while Micah Hyde and first-round draft pick Ha Ha Clinton-Dix got a few looks with the first team as the safety duo in red zone drills. Linebacker-defensive end Mike Neal practiced for the first time after watching the first few days with an abdominal injury. Inside linebacker Jamari Lattimore also returned after sitting out a few days because of illness. Guard T.J. Lang (shoulder) took part in position drills. IN THE HOUSE: McCarthy singled out fourth-year cornerback Davon Houses start to camp. He is part of what is looking like a deep position group in the secondary, especially with Casey Hayward at full speed from a hamstring injury that limited him last season. Sam Shields and Tramon Williams are the starting corners. 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Philadelphia has lost two straight after a season-high five-game winning streak. Ellis, who has received increased playing time due to injuries, broke a 3-all tie with a safely squeeze bunt in the fourth. He added an RBI single in the sixth. He is hitting .193 with 12 RBIs in 41 games. “We talked about it and the opportunity came up,” he said of the bunt. “The ball up is an easier pitch to get that ball down. We were able to execute it.” St. Louis manager Mike Matheny appreciates Ellis professional approach at the plate. “Two big at-bats,” Matheny said. “Mark did a real nice job of getting that bunt down. He was thinking and really preparing ahead of time. Hes done a lot of good things in this game for a long time.” Starter Carlos Martinez (1-3) allowed three runs over five innings. Martinez, who has 31 relief appearances, was making his second start of the season, replacing Michael Wacha in the rotation. “I just focused on throwing strikes, not throwing the ball so hard,” Martinez said. “As a starter, Im learning to use all of my pitches.” Nick Greenwood, Sam Freeman, Pat Neshek and Trevor Rosenthal combined for four innings of two-hit scoreless relief. Rosenthal got his 22nd save in 25 chances. Freeman struck out three in 1 2-3 innings. “I thought the pen was terrific, too,” Matheny said. “Those guys are doing a good job getting through the game when our starters may not be able to go too deep.” Cody Asche drove in all three Philadelphia runs with a bases-loaded doubble in the second.dddddddddddd Asche, who grew up in nearby OFallon, was playing his first series in front of family and friends. “Its fun to step in and contribute,” Asche said. “I wish we could have taken the last two games and completed the perfect road trip. But weve got some confidence.” The Phillies won the first five games of the seven-game swing. Jimmy Rollins had a 15-game hitting streak snapped. Kyle Kendrick (3-7) allowed five runs and eight hits in six innings. He gave up just one hit over the first three innings before St. Louis scored four times in the fourth. “That one big inning hurt,” Kendrick said. “They got some hits and I wasnt able to minimize the damage.” Jon Jay got the inning going with an RBI single with the bases loaded. Jhonny Peralta followed with a tying, two-run single and Ellis bunted home the go-ahead run. “I like the way they went about putting together some tough at-bats,” Matheny said. “Just nice consistent approaches at the plate, not trying to do too much.” NOTES: The Phillies announced after the game that RHP Ethan Martin (0-0, 4.50) has been sent to Triple-A Lehigh Valley of the International League. RHP B.J. Rosenberg will be recalled. Rosenberg is 2-1 with a 2.63 ERA. 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