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.