Former Packers guard Josh Sitton retires after 11 NFL seasons

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GREEN BAY – Former Packers guard Josh Sitton is retiring from the NFL after 11 seasons.

A fourth-round pick out of UCF in 2008, Sitton started 125 of the 134 games (including playoffs) during his eight seasons in Green Bay. He was selected to the Pro Bowl on four occasions and named Associated Press All-Pro in three consecutive seasons from 2013-15, including a first-team nod in 2014.

Sitton, 32, made the announcement during a radio interview Thursday morning with ESPN Wisconsin, only hours after the birth of his child.

“We want to congratulate Josh on a terrific career, one that will be remembered for his consistency, durability and leadership,” Packers General Manager Brian Gutekunst said. “He contributed to a lot of great moments and big wins during his eight seasons in Green Bay, and was recognized for his play by being named All-Pro three times along with three Pro Bowl selections in his time with the Packers. We wish him, his wife, Kristen, and their family the very best in the years ahead.”

Renowned for his toughness and durability, Sitton started all 16 regular-season games six times in his eight seasons with the Packers. He transitioned from right guard to left guard in 2013 and made one start at left tackle in 2015 due to injuries.

Sitton played two seasons with the Chicago Bears before signing with Miami last May. He missed all but one game in 2018 after injuring his shoulder in the Dolphins’ season opener against Tennessee.

Sitton becomes the fourth former Packers Pro Bowler to retire this offseason, joining fellow guard T.J. Lang, receiver Jordy Nelson and fullback John Kuhn.

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