Former Packers G Sitton announces his retirement

GREEN BAY, Wis. (WSAW) -- The Packers drafted Josh Sitton in the 4th round of the 2008 NFL Draft, and he would go on to play a vital part in the Packers future.

The four-time Pro Bowler announced his retirement on "Wilde and Tausch”, a sports talk radio show on 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,” Sitton said on the show.

Sitton played a part in the Packers winning a Super Bowl in 2011. He was also named First-Team All-Pro in 2014 and Second-Team All-Pro in 2013 and 2015.

The guard played for the Packers from 2008-15. In 2016, Sitton signed a three-year deal with the Chicago Bears.

The Bears declined an option in Sitton's contract in 2017. He would sign with the Dolphins where he could not make it on the field due to injuries.

Former Packers Jordy Nelson and T.J. Lang also retired within the past week.

According to Wilde and Tausch, Sitton said Nelson and Lang did it so “I might as well do it too.”