Packers Release Josh Sitton

3:30pm: The Packers have announced the move.

3:13pm: The Packers will release Sitton, according to Tom Silverstein of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel.

1:34pm: The Packers plan to release guard Josh Sitton today if they cannot trade him, according to Rob Demovsky of Green Bay has informed other clubs in recent days that Sitton is available, tweets Mike Garfolo of Sitton (Vertical)

Sitton, 30, is a three-time Pro Bowler who has long been considered one of the best — if not the best — guards in the NFL, so the Packers’ willingness to move on from him certainly comes as a surprise. In eight seasons in Green Bay, Sitton has appeared in 121 games, starting 112, while delivering dominant results on the interior of the offensive line.

Entering the final year of his contract, Sitton is scheduled to earn $6.15MM in base salary and count $6.85MM against the cap. The Packers would be able to clear nearly all that space, save for the $300K workout bonus that they’ve likely already paid.

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19 comments on “Packers Release Josh Sitton

  1. MikePLV10

    ??very odd? Rodgers was sacked 50 plus times last year and now the pack is going to trade/release 1 of their 2 best lineman?

  2. robertj53086

    They better not use Barclay at guard. He sucked last year as a sub!!!

  3. fisher40

    This is proof that GM Ted Thompson is an idiot, let’s try to trade one of the best guards in football and if we can’t do that lets release him. Not good for a team with Super Bowl aspirations.

    • Theresabrewing

      Dumbass, why do you think this team HAS Super Bowl aspirations… Who put this team together? Oh yeah, Ted Thompson. As of right now, I don’t get this move either, but we’ll find out why this move was made soon.

      • fisher40

        Duh. I already knew that. Listen Thompson should get a ton of credit for building this team. My main issue with the GM is this, Why give up on one of the best guards in football where the expectations are sky high for a SB. The move didn’t make sense. Now your starting the year with an unproven guard

  4. tmorse61

    Seattle would be a great destination. A questionable offensive line and a Super Bowl contender. Wouldn’t be surprised if Schneider and Carroll trade a pick. Say a 3rd rounder.

  5. Thronson5

    Crazy. I hope my team swoops this guy up although I know they won’t because never make any smart moves lol

  6. pt57

    Tightwad Ted strikes again. Guess Rodgers prime will be wasted like Favre’s last years in GB.

  7. mikevinc12

    Barclay was a disaster Rodgers ran for his life and lane Taylor? This doesn’t seem smart especially trying to get Lacey going on the running game. I think it’s a VERY BAD MOVE!

    • fisher40

      Thompson needs to go. This move proves he’s become incompetent. Plus the way he talks proves he’s got some sort of early dementia going on

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