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.
PLEASE EXTEND FINLEY…PLEEEEEEEAAAAASE
dont put all your chips in on Finley just yet. he is still injury prone and the season hasn’t started yet. but because of this reason the packers might be able to get a contract extension for a cheap price if their lucky. but if he ends up not getting injured and performs like a monster, he will be much more costly to resign later in the season. so i guess just flip your coin. id def resign nelson if possible and cut grant to pay him.
grants contract is guarenteed. :/
Anyways, Glad to see one of the best young players on the team get rewarded. This was my #1 worry for next offseason, but now has been erased. Look for Josh Sitton to become the best guard in the league. With Bulaga and Sitton on the right, that gives the Packers one mean side of the line. Go Pack!