The Miami Dolphins are getting some reinforcements on their offensive line.
Veteran guard Josh Sitton is set to sign a two-year deal with the team. This is according to multiple sources including ESPN’s Adam Schefter. The news comes after reports surfaced that center Mike Pouncey is on the cusp of being released by the Dolphins. Sitton played the last two seasons with the Chicago Bears after spending the entirety of his then eight-year career prior to that with the Green Bay Packers.
Former Bears’ and Packers’ G Josh Sitton has a two-year agreement in place with the Miami Dolphins, per source.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 15, 2018
Josh Sitton Joining Miami Dolphins on Two-Year Deal
Sitton has been one of the most consistent guards in the NFL over the course of his career. Just a two-star recruit out of high school, Sitton committed to the University of Central Florida where he would play right guard before switching to right tackle his sophomore year. Drafted in the fourth round of the 2008 NFL Draft by the Packers, he took over as the full-time starter in 2009 and would start 110 of a possible 112 games over the rest of his tenure with the team. Sitton was the best lineman on the Packers 2010 Super Bowl team and developed into one of the league’s premier pass blockers at the guard position.
The Packers surprisingly cut Sitton in 2016 before he quickly signed a three-year, $21.5 million deal with the Bears. He played his first two years of the deal before being released in February. Sitton has continued to excel at both left and right guard even though he has been cut from two different teams in as many years. He has been elected to four Pro Bowls in his career and was an All-Pro three consecutive seasons from 2013-2015.
In a league desperate for quality offensive line play, Sitton should still have a few good years to offer numerous franchises. He has still been durable even at age 31. Sitton has only missed eight games to injury in the past nine seasons. He has experience at both guard positions and has proven he could play tackle in a pinch. Any team would benefit from signing the former All-Pro to a short-term deal. Sitton could also be a top-notch mentor to a younger player behind him.