The Green Bay Packers have signed right guard [intlink id=”90″ type=”category”]Josh Sitton[/intlink] to a long-term deal.
The contract is a five-year extension. Sitton said earlier today he’ll be a member of the Packers for six more seasons — this season would have been the final year of his rookie contract.
I will be a packer for 6 more years. I want to thank the packers organization and the amazing fans!
Financials were not immediately available, but Tom Silverstein speculates the deal could pay Sitton as much as $7 million per season.
Sitton is one of a handful of Packers entering the final year of their contract who were targeted for an extension. Tight end [intlink id=”209″ type=”category”]Jermichael Finley [/intlink] and receiver [intlink id=”22″ type=”category”]Jordy Nelson[/intlink] are the others.
Both players could still get new deals before Thursday’s season opener. The Packers had around $12 million in salary cap room before Sitton’s extension.