Report: Bears won’t pick up Josh Sitton’s option

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The Bears may be closer to winning than some people think, but it seems they don’t think guard Josh Sitton is going to help them over the finish line.

Tom Pelissero and Ian Rapoport of NFL Media report that the Bears will not exercise their option on Sitton’s contract for the 2018 season. Sitton was set to make $8 million in salary and bonuses under the terms of that option year.

Sitton joined the Bears in September 2016 a few days after being released by the Packers. Sitton, who turns 32 in June, played eight years in Green Bay and only missed seven games, but he missed six in his two seasons with the Bears.

Pelissero reports the Bears plan to go younger at guard and have the eighth overall pick to use in that pursuit if they see fit.

23 responses to “Report: Bears won’t pick up Josh Sitton’s option

  1. scoops1 says:

    February 20, 2018 at 4:46 pm

    Seems like yesterday GB fans were up in arms about the release of this guy

    that Lane Taylor guy seems to be work out just fine!
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    Packer fans would complain if their ice cream was too cold…..

  2. I actually thought they would keep him. They seemed pretty high on him all season. Makes you wonder how the new coaching staff is evaluating everyone.

  3. Glad they are releasing players already. Last year they waited until after free agency began cause they were being cheap while trying to sabotage Fox. Hopefully they spend some money now. Let’s release Glennon Marcus Cooper Pernell McPhee Marcus Wheaton Quinton Demps and anybody else that Pace signed basically.

  4. Bear are not close to winning at all. We traded all our picks for Tru-Bust-Ky a fricking Project QB with the #2 pick in the draft. This idiot GM will probably trade this years draft to move up one spot to get a second round talent receiver to match our second round talent (at best) qb.

  5. And Viking fans would complain if they lost an NFC title game…..which is often, and then there is the 4 super bowl losses….more to complain about I guess. Now back to the bottom of the division with ya…..

  6. Scoops:
    Seems like yesterday GB fans were up in arms about the release of this guy

    that Lane Taylor guy seems to be work out just fine!
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    Taylor played very well last season and improved over Year 1 in every category OLineman are measured: pressures allowed, sacks allowed, "bad" run blocking, etc. He was played way out of position at LT against Dallas and Chicago and they went 2-0 in those games….and he started 89.7% of offensive snaps. Yea, he did just fine, thank you.

  7. I bet he and TJ can’t wait to be playing on the same line together again. Rogers is going to be feeling the bruises, and anger, as he watches Matt make stuff happen from a clean pocket.

  8. Quentin Nelson could very well be the Bears pick at 8 if he’s still there. Would not create near as much fan buzz as an edge rusher or WR, but I can see Ryan Pace following the Saints model of building the OL from the inside out.

  9. Loved the guy when He was with the Pack. He defined the word warrior. Ted’s clock started counting down when they let him go in my world.

  10. Please Miami,

    If you guys don’t add at minimum two new starters to that O-Line, You are going to get whoever plays QB next season killed

  11. ariani1985 says:
    February 20, 2018 at 4:53 pm
    scoops1 says:

    February 20, 2018 at 4:46 pm

    Seems like yesterday GB fans were up in arms about the release of this guy

    that Lane Taylor guy seems to be work out just fine!
    //////////////////////////////////////////////////////////

    Packer fans would complain if their ice cream was too cold…..
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    O for 57, ‘Nitz. That never gets old.

  12. Hmmm… Miami needs a Guard and bonus he played for Chicago and Gase wants every loser player, coach and janitor from there. Done deal. Welcome to the Miami Bears!! Don’t forget to overpay him like Pouncey, Bushrod and Ju’an James. You know the guys that get millions and play in about 3-4 games a year.

  13. td30 says:
    February 20, 2018 at 5:08 pm
    broncos should grab anyone they can get their hands on. throw the kitchen sink at the travesty of an o-line
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    Nah. There are plenty of talented guards in this year’s draft, and Connor McGovern is promising there as well. Denver badly needs another tackle, specifically. If they’re going to spend for a free agent, it needs to be an OT, not an aging guard.

  14. Kyle and John, PLEASE bring Thor to SF! He’s younger than Staley and a two year deal where he mentors newly drafted interior linemen and Josh-what’s-his-face-Garnett, could be just the ticket!

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