Former Green Bay Packers guard Josh Sitton is scheduled to meet with the Chicago Bears, his first visit since hitting the open market on Saturday.
Sitton was unexpectedly released by Green Bay and now the three-time Pro Bowl selection is one of the hottest commodities available. Needing offensive line help, the Bears quickly took interest and positioned themselves for the initial visit, with the New Orleans Saints also hoping to get him into town, per ESPN’s Adam Schefter.
Looks like former Packers' Pro Bowl G Josh Sitton's first visit will be to…division-rival Chicago Bears, per sources. Saints could follow
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) September 4, 2016
The Bears recently made a sizable investment at guard, having signed Kyle Long to a four-year extension the day of Sitton’s release and having spent a second-round pick on Cody Whitehair, who is slotted to start at left guard. But the addition of Sitton would give the Bears a proven pair at guard and allow Whitehair’s versatility to serve them best wherever he may be needed.
Sitton is 30 years old and has made the Pro Bowl in each of the last two years. He was originally drafted out of Central Florida in the 2008 NFL Draft. Prior to being released, he was scheduled to make a $6.85 million base salary for the 2016 season.
Given the market for his services, he’ll likely fetch a multi-million dollar offer.