Packers OL Josh Sitton ‘caught by surprise’ with release

Packers OL Josh Sitton ‘caught by surprise’ with release

The Green Bay Packers wanted to go in another direction with their offensive line and gave offensive lineman Josh Sitton, an eight-year veteran his walking papers in a shocking move.

Going into the final year of a five-year, $33.75 million extension, the Packers decided to let one of their best linemen go for the sake of retaining some younger players.

“It caught me by surprise,” Sitton said, via Packers News.

“We want to thank Josh for his contributions during his time in Green Bay,” general manager Ted Thompson stated.

“He has been an important part of the success we have enjoyed on the field.”

“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.”