Former Packers offensive lineman Josh Sitton retiring from NFL

JR Radcliffe
Packers News
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Josh Sitton became the latest former Packers Super Bowl champion to call it a career this offseason – on the same day his son was born, no less.

Sitton, the starting right guard on the 2010 Super Bowl champion, announced Thursday that he was retiring in what became a busy day for the four-time Pro Bowler.

He joined T.J. Lang and Jordy Nelson as teammates on the 2010 Super Bowl champion Packers to retire this offseason – not to mention that Clay Matthews left the Packers to join the Los Angeles Rams.

Sitton, 32, spent eight seasons with the Packers from 2008-15, starting every game in six of his final seven years with the Packers. He was a surprise roster casualty before the 2016 season, and he spent two seasons with the Bears before finishing his career last year with Miami, though he was limited to one game in 2018 by a torn rotator cuff.

Sitton, the shaggy-haired quote machine who was also a monster in pass-blocking, joined the Packers after getting drafted in the fourth round in 2008 out of the University of Central Florida.

He was named to three Pro Bowls with the Packers and one more with the Bears, and he was named to the Associated Press All-Pro second team three times.  He was a Sporting News first-team All Pro in 2014.

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