The Green Bay Packers are reportedly about to make a surprising move along the offensive line.
The Packers are expected to cut Pro Bowl guard Josh Sitton if they can’t trade him, according to a report from ESPN’s Rob Demovsky.
Sitton, 30, is entering his ninth professional season with Green Bay and is in the final year of his five-year, $33.75 million contract. Sitton is slated to accrue a cap hit of $6.85 million, but would only be owed $400,000 in dead cap if he was cut, according to Spotrac.com.
This decision would come as a shock, as Sitton is coming off of his third Pro Bowl season. Sitton has served as a sign of steadiness on a Green Bay offensive line that has dealt with its fair share of injuries. He has started all 16 games for Green Bay the last four seasons.