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Dec 8, 2013; Green Bay, WI, USA; Green Bay Packers guard Josh Sitton (71) during the game against the Atlanta Falcons at Lambeau Field. Green Bay won 22-21. Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports photograph

Josh Sitton: Pro-Bowler brings a polished game to the Packers

While Green Bay Packers guard T.J. Lang is one of the best valued offensive lineamen, today we recognize his counterpart and fellow guard on that pretty incredible Packers line, Josh Sitton.

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Those two players could be swapped in this list with no argument here, but Sitton is given the nod a bit higher because he has been recognized more often by his peers for the Pro Bowl and played a few more snaps in 2014.

In 2014, Sitton played 1,016 snaps, finishing with an overall rating by profootballfocus of 22.7 (19.2 in pass blocking and 1.9 in run blocking. He committed only three penalties this season, allowed four quarterback hits and six quarterback hurries.

In addition, Sitton was also named to Pro Football Focus’s top 100 NFL players …

Here is what they had to say:

"35. Josh Sitton, LG, Green Bay Packers (25th) Sitton isn’t the kind of guard you notice a lot and that’s a good thing. Only beaten for 10 quarterback disruptions all year, he just doesn’t make a lot of mistakes, and there aren’t many defensive players who get the better of him. Was exceptional during the playoffs saving his best performance for when it mattered most. Best Performance: Conference Championship, GB @ SEA, +5.2 Key Stat: His Pass Blocking Efficiency score of 98.7 was joint best in the nation."

Josh Sitton . Raymond T. Rivard photograph

Sitton was drafted by the Green Bay Packers in the fourth round (135th overall) of the 2008 NFL Draft.

Since 2009, he’s been a starter for the Packers, missing only two games in 2011. He’s a tough sonofagun, who played through foot injuries last season to turn in one of his most productive of his career.

In 2013, he made the move to the left side and was to be joined there by fellow lineman Bryan Bulaga. But that was before Bulaga went down with a season-ending injury and was replaced by then-rookie left tackle David Bakhtiari.

Sitton had a similar situation occur last season when projected center J.C. Tretter was injured and was replaced by Corey Linsley.

Without panic, both Sitton and Lang helped Linsley become one of the biggest surprises among several rookies who contributed last season.

Sitton will once again be part of one of the most consistent units on the Packers’ squad in 2015.

We look forward to his continuing to keep Aaron Rodgers upright while opening holes for the Packers run game.

Josh Sitton’s career statistics

Games Fumbles Sacks & Tackles
Year G GS FR Yds Tkl
2008 11 2
2009 16 16 1 0 2
2010 16 16
2011 14 14
2012* 16 16
2013 16 16
2014* 16 16
Career 105 96 1 0 2

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