In a universal shocker, the Green Bay Packers will release highly rated guard Josh Sitton today, whom the Tennessee Titans should sign.
The Titans have been talking all offseason about how important the offensive line will be for the success of this offense. As the Titans prepare to fully unveil their exotic smashmouth soon, the offensive line is paramount for the offense to operate smoothly; both in the running game and in keeping Marcus Mariota off the ground.
This afternoon, a rather important bit of offensive line news was put into circulation as Green Bay Packers guard Josh Sitton is expected to be released. Sitton has been a constant on the Packers offensive line since coming into the league in 2008. He’s missed just seven games throughout his career and has been a second-team All-Pro in each of the past three seasons. In addition, Pro Football Focus notes that Sitton has led all guards in pass blocking efficiency for three straight seasons.
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At just 30 years old and with less than a $7 million cap hit, his release has left many baffled. Sitton had been nagged by a back injury in the offseason, so it’s possible that his injury is worse than the Packers have let on. But you would expect for them to have made earlier moves to represent that concern.
So, what does his release mean for the Titans?
First and foremost, Sitton is not subject to waivers since he is a vested veteran (four years of NFL service). That means that once he is released, his contract is terminated and he is free to sign with any team he wants. Therefore, the Titans first overall waiver priority won’t matter in this situation, and his cap hit of less than $7 million is irrelevant because he would sign a totally new contract with the Titans (if he so pleases).
With the recent releases of Dexter McCluster, Justin Hunter, Bishop Sankey, and Jeremiah Poutasi, the Titans have expanded their mountain of cap space even more. Right now, it’s around $30 million, so the cap space won’t be an obstacle.
Quinton Spain has been solid as the starting left guard this preseason, but the coaching staff has experimented with Brian Schwenke at left guard. That leads me to believe that they aren’t truly sold on Spain. If that’s the case, look for them to feel out Sitton. If they believe the fit is right, I wouldn’t be surprised at all to see him in a Titans uniform. It would be the last piece to the Titans offensive line puzzle and a welcome addition to the team.