Josh Sitton says he's retiring following son's birth

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GREEN BAY, Wis. (WMTV) -- Another former Green Bay Packer is calling it quits from the NFL. Guard Josh Sitton announced he is retiring from pro football 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.

The 32-year-old played eight seasons in Green Bay before being released by the team in 2016. Sitton then signed with the Chicago Bears where he played for two seasons. He eventually signed with the Miami Dolphins but was injured for a bulk of his time in South Florida.

Sitton was drafted out of the University of Central Florida in 2008 as the 135th overall pick in the fourth round. Sitton was a four-time Pro Bowler and won Super Bowl XLV with the Packers.

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.”



 
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