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Josh Sitton likely to miss return to Lambeau Field

CHICAGO, IL - SEPTEMBER 19:  Josh Sitton #71 of the Chicago Bears warms up prior to the game against the Philadelphia Eagles at Soldier Field on September 19, 2016 in Chicago, Illinois.  (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images) Getty Images

The Packers made headlines when they released longtime starting guard Josh Sitton on the eve of the regular season and the Bears made some of their own when they signed Sitton a day later.

Sitton said after he landed in Chicago that his goal wasn’t to stick it to the Packers by signing with a division rival, but it probably didn’t hurt that he’d have two chances a year to show his former team that they should have given more thought to signing him to an extension. It’s looking like he’s going to have to settle for one chance this season, though.

Sitton left last Sunday’s game against the Jaguars just before the end when he sprained his ankle and he has been listed as a non-participant on the Bears’ practice reports from Monday and Tuesday. Rich Campbell of the Chicago Tribune reports that Sitton is expected to be a non-participant in Thursday night’s game at Lambeau Field as well.

The loss of Sitton would force the Bears to shuffle their line for the first time all season as they’d had all five guys take every snap until the final offensive snap against the Jaguars. Ted Larsen stepped in for Sitton, although Eric Kush could get the call at left guard on Thursday night.

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8 Responses to “Josh Sitton likely to miss return to Lambeau Field”
  1. pastabelly says: Oct 19, 2016 7:39 AM

    It’s fair to say that he will be Sitton this one out.

  2. leatherface2012 says: Oct 19, 2016 8:24 AM

    he didn’t want to hear the fans with their..” duh duh duh duh duh……go pack go chant”

  3. Wisconsin's Favorite Son Jeffrey Be Dahmed says: Oct 19, 2016 10:29 AM

    For Sitton, it didn’t take long for the brain-washing to wear off. I can’t blame Josh. Nobody wants to be in Green Bay, even for a day. Unless your name is Frank.

  4. packerenglishmajor says: Oct 19, 2016 11:36 AM

    I can’t believe the Packers got rid of their best offensive lineman. For the past two seasons PFF ranked Sitton as the Packers’ best offensive lineman.

    Hard to figure – a Viking fan

    Ps I wish we would have snatched him up.

  5. 13worldchampioinships says: Oct 19, 2016 12:04 PM

    packerenglishmajor says:
    Oct 19, 2016 11:36 AM
    I can’t believe the Packers got rid of their best offensive lineman. For the past two seasons PFF ranked Sitton as the Packers’ best offensive lineman.

    Hard to figure – a Viking fan

    Ps I wish we would have snatched him up.

    Too expensive for both GB and MN

    GB’s O-line is doing just fine.

    Hindsight is 20-20 but high ankle sprains can linger, especially for linemen. MN is a sneeze away from another linemen on IR anyway. So I’m glad he doesn’t play for MN (mainly because MN couldn’t afford him with current cap issues).

  6. ariani1985 says: Oct 19, 2016 12:14 PM

    Thursdays night battle will be a snooze festival for these two garbage teams!

  7. frank booth says: Oct 19, 2016 2:01 PM

    ariani1985 says:
    Oct 19, 2016 12:14 PM
    Thursdays night battle will be a snooze festival for these two garbage teams!
    ===================================
    Don’t watch. Maybe you could read a book. You do know what a book is, don’t you?

  8. crossfade1 says: Oct 20, 2016 12:20 AM

    when a Bears vs Pack game comes down to:
    How bad will Aron Rodgers be?
    Who is the RB playing for the packers?
    cutler not playing, hoyer to disappoint instead
    Who is the RB playing for the Bears?
    Piccalo and Lombardi rolling-

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