Report: Josh Sitton expects to be released by Dolphins

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There are expected to be changes coming to the Dolphins defensive line this offseason as the team moves on from veteran members of the unit and similar developments may be in store for the offensive line.

In a look at non-combine business on tap for the Dolphins before the start of the new league year, Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald notes that left guard Josh Sitton expects to be released. Sitton signed a two-year deal with the Dolphins last year after the Bears opted not to exercise their option on his contract.

If the team does move on without Sitton, they won’t have gotten much return on that investment. He tore his rotator cuff in the season opener and went on injured reserve for the remainder of the year.

Cutting Sitton would create $5 million in cap space for the Dolphins, who could have another change up front with right tackle Ja'Wuan James heading for free agency.

16 responses to “Report: Josh Sitton expects to be released by Dolphins

  1. This guy was an all pro with the Packers I think, and I was really surprised they let him walk to the Bears. All pro line men don’t grow on trees. But it’s been all downhill since then. Looks like the Packers knew something we didn’t

  2. Just another exhibit of the previous flawed roster philosophy.
    Aged FA veterans (30+) getting heavy contracts and a. not playing up to their potential or b. getting injured early and often.
    Was on IR for 15-1/2 games, not much of a return on investment.
    This has got to stop.

  3. If he can come back close to what he was before his rotator cuff injury, I’m sure he will find a job quickly after Miami. Especially if he can play either guard position. I’m pretty sure the Jaguars were one of the other teams interested in Sitton last offseason before they got Norwell. If he is willing to switch to right guard, I wouldn’t be surprised if he comes up on their radar again.

  4. Miami is in a complete fire sale getting rid of everyone. It is normally hard to watch them play as it is, next season i guess i will find something else to do because this team will be horrible.
    If they are cleaning house then trade Howard also for a 1st round pick. Jones and Wake will be let go too I’m sure.
    Alonzo most likely will be traded too im guessing. There is some talented players on the roster that want to win so it will be interesting to see how they feel about rebuilding the entire roster.

  5. The new coach has a lot of input on this team having coached against them from a strength and weakness angle.

    You can count on the fact that in the Coaches meetings with Belichick he learned a lot about what the dolphins are all about and with this insight he can really make a much better informed decision on who goes and who stays.

    not to mention his cap knowledge from the patriots

  6. Looks like the Packers knew something we didn’t
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    I was unhappy when they let him go. Same with Lang. One of the few times where they cut bait at the right time though. Doesn’t make up for Heyward, Hyde and Nelson though.

  7. Dolphins defense has been pitiful. Might as well say that for the offense too hence the total rebuild.

  8. The dolphins should have plenty of money after cutting Quinn, Tannehill, Parker, Branch. That leaves them $60 million under the cap. What they don’t have is good interior linemen, and Sitton is outstanding when healthy. If he can stay healthy, he’s exactly what they need. I’d pay this bill and keep him.

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