Former Packer Josh Sitton says he’s retiring following birth of daughter

GREEN BAY, Wis. (WAOW) — The list of ex-Packers hanging up their cleats ahead of the 2019 season continues to grow.

Former guard Josh Sitton, who spent eight seasons in the green and gold, announced his retirement from the NFL on ‘Wilde and Tausch,’ a sports show that airs on both ESPN Madison and ESPN Milwaukee.

“My wife just gave birth to our baby boy at 4 o’clock this morning, and I am retiring from the NFL,” the 11-year veteran said on the show Thursday, just hours after his daughter was born.

Sitton, 32, who was another link to the 2010 Packers squad that won Super Bowl XLV over the Pittsburgh Steelers, was drafted out of UCF by Green Bay in the 4th round of the 2008 NFL Draft. Sitton started 125 of 134 games for the Packers during his eight-year tenure in Titletown, and earned four Pro Bowl (2012, 2014-16) and three AP All-Pro selections (2013-15), respectively.

Sitton was released by the Packers following the 2016 season and played two seasons with the Chicago Bears before signing with the Miami Dolphins in 2018.

Sitton, however, missed all but one game last season after suffering a torn rotator cuff, which landed him on injured reserve.

Sitton joins ex-teammates Jordy Nelson, John Kuhn and T.J. Lang — all of whom were also key components on the Packers’ 2010 Super Bowl team — as offseason retirees.

 

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