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GREEN BAY - General manager Ted Thompson on Wednesday declined to offer an explanation for the Green Bay Packers’ release of guard Josh Sitton.

“I’m not going to go there,” Thompson said during an interview. “Not right now, no.”

The 30-year-old Sitton, a fourth-round draft choice in 2008 who developed into one of the great guards in franchise history, was released Saturday in probably the Packers’ most stunning final-cut decision in 30 years. On Sunday night, he signed with the Chicago Bears.

“I will say this,” Thompson added. “Josh Sitton is a heck of a football player and a good teammate. He’s one of the better picks I’ve ever made."