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Former guard Josh Sitton to retire as Packer

GREEN BAY, Wis. (CBS 58) -- Former Packers guard Josh Sitton has made the decision to retire with the Packers, according to a news release.

The announcement was made by General Manager Brian Gutekunst on Wednesday, Dec. 4.

Sitton played eight seasons in Green Bay, and was originally selected by the Packers in the fourth round of the 2008 NFL Draft out of the University of Central Florida. 

According to a press release, Sitton started the most games by a Packer offensive lineman from 2009-15. During his time with the Packers, Sitton was named to the Pro Bowl three times (2012, '14-15). He was named the 2010 Offensive Lineman of the Year by the NFL Alumni Association and was selected as a Pro Bowl alternate in 2010, 2011 and 2013.

The release goes on to say he was key member of teams that won a Super Bowl (XLV) and four division titles, finished with 10-plus wins six times and made the playoffs seven times. Sitton blocked for offenses that ranked in the top 10 in points seven times, and in the top 10 in yards six times. He helped protect QB Aaron Rodgers during seasons where he was was named NFL Most Valuable Player by AP twice, (2011, '14) a Pro Bowler (2009, '11-12, '14-15) five times and first-team All-Pro three times (2011-12, '14). 

Sitton finished his career starting 26 of 27 games played for the Chicago Bears (2016-17) and Miami Dolphins (2018) and was named to the Pro Bowl for a fourth time in 2016.

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