Reports: Chicago Bears sign Josh Sitton
UPDATE: Josh Sitton signed a 3 year contract with the Chicago Bears, according to reports by ESPN's Adam Schefter.
The deal is a $21.75 million deal. It reportedly includes a guaranteed $10 million by Chicago Bears.
ORIGINAL: Former Packers' Pro Bowl G Josh Sitton's will reportedly first visit with Chicago Bears,according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.
Saints could follow.
Green Bay Packers have released G Josh Sitton. The transaction was announced Saturday by Executive Vice President, General Manager and Director of Football Operations Ted Thompson.
“We want to thank Josh for his contributions during his time in Green Bay. He has been an important part of the success we have enjoyed on the field,” Thompson said. “While these decisions are never easy, this was done with a focus on what is best for the team and the growth of the offensive line. We wish Josh and his wife, Kristen, all the best in the future.”
Sitton, who was originally selected by the Packers in the fourth round (135th overall) of the 2008 NFL Draft out of the University of Central Florida, started 112 of 121 regular-season games and all 13 postseason contests he appeared in for Green Bay over the last eight years. During his time with the Packers, he was named to the Pro Bowl three times (2012, ‘14-15) and also selected second-team All-Pro by The Associated Press three times (2013-15).