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Reports: Packers Will Release or Trade Josh Sitton

Right out of left field, Big Ted comes in to defy all logic once again! There are several reports that the Green Bay Packers will release Pro Bowl guard Josh Sitton if they cannot trade him.

Sitton is a three-time Pro Bowler and three-time second-team All Pro. He played with the first team throughout training camp, so there was no indication Sitton was even falling down the depth chart, much less off the team.

Sitton clearly played below his standards in 2015, when the offensive line as a whole was bad. He, along with three other starters, were going to be free agents after the season. We knew the Packers couldn’t re-sign all four guys and it looks like they’re getting a jump start on prioritizing those free agent linemen.

What now for the Packers?

The backup guards are Lane Taylor and Don Barclay, assuming both are still on the roster at the end of the day. A more likely scenario might involve the return of center Corey Linsley, who has been on the physically unable to perform list since training camp opened.

Although J.C. Tretter was named the starter at center, the Packers could insert Linsley back into the lineup if he’s healthy and play Tretter at guard.

Second-round pick Jason Spriggs, a left tackle, could also be an option.

The plan as of now, however, remains unknown.

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Joseph Bonham

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8 Comments

  1. Kato September 3, 2016

    Literally the dumbest thing I have heard. Beyond stupid. Makes zero sense, they have a ton of cap room.

    1. PF4L September 3, 2016

      It might be the dumbest thing you’ve heard, but….Ted ended up making it happen.

  2. Dave The Lions Fan September 3, 2016

    Stupid move. Am I the only one who thinks that Sitton is the best O lineman the Packers had last year? Not only last year, but how about the last 3-4 years? I just don’t see the logic in cutting the All-Pro. Stupid move.

    CHOKE PACK CHOKE!!!!!
    CHOKE PACK CHOKE!!!!!
    CHOKE PACK CHOKE!!!!!

  3. Vijay-jay September 3, 2016

    Seriously stupid move. You keep your best 53 regardless of salary or future contract situations

  4. MMTTDCSUCK September 3, 2016

    Yep! Let us all pay homage to the BEST GM! TT “The Frugal GM” . . . Fuck that Fucking Fuck if this is true . . . Hey! let’s get rid of an All Pro and use a scrub or a rookie! I’ll look like a genius! Ryan the slow snail? at ILB. No coverage skills AJ Hawk V.2 . . . Was Barrington that bad?

  5. Big B September 3, 2016

    Nonsensical. The guy is a baller and the cap looks good now- play out the season and then let him walk for a compensatory pick. Second option: If TT knew he wasn’t going to retain him then why not start working on a trade a week or two ago; I gotta believe an All-Pro guard would have netted some kind of draft pick(s). This is the worst of all possible worlds- lose an O-line starter and get nothing in return. TT- you got some ‘splainin’ to do.

  6. Amin Hersheys September 3, 2016

    Green Bay is SO DESPERATE HAHAHAHAHA no SB for you. Haha salty ass Packers fans say goodbye to the good years of you guys you will be tanking next couple of seasons. I’m not surprised Sitton ditched your sorry ass city. I am surprise u idiots live in GB. Fuck GB and OKC city of losses. Go Hawks and Trail Blazers!

  7. MJ September 3, 2016

    Joseph, really? Tretter to guard? It is not his strong suit by any means. He can play center (if overpowered, he gets help from a guard) and tackle (he faces LB strength and speed), but being a guard would require him to do what he is worst at: taking on a DT mostly head on and maybe with help (but still him having to take the brunt of the charge).