Former Jaguars guard-center Reed signs with Dolphins
MIAMI (AP) — Guard-center Chris Reed has signed with the Miami Dolphins, who lost three offensive linemen at the start of free agency.
Reed spent the past four seasons with the Jacksonville...
RB Kenyan Drake disappears in Dolphins’ sputtering offense
DAVIE, Fla. (AP) — Kenyan Drake began practice Thursday in the corner of the field with several teammates working on his blocking, with no ball involved.
Dolphins’ Kilgore might be out for year with triceps injury
DAVIE, Fla. (AP) — Miami Dolphins center Daniel Kilgore has a torn left triceps that might sideline him for the rest of the season, the latest setback for a team dealing with a wave of injuries.
Kilgore was hurt in Sunday's 38-7 loss at New England. Six other starters have also missed playing time this season because of injuries, including guard Josh Sitton and tight end MarQueis Gray, both out for the season.
Dolphins lineman Sitton out for season with shoulder injury
DAVIE, Fla. (AP) — Miami Dolphins left guard Josh Sitton is out for the season.
Sitton has been diagnosed with a torn left rotator cuff, an injury sustained last week in the Dolphins' Week 1 win over the Tennessee Titans. The team placed him on injured reserve Friday, and did not immediately announce a corresponding move to the 53-man roster.
Dolphins LG Sitton still ailing, WR Parker nearing a return
DAVIE, Fla. (AP) — Left guard Josh Sitton was held out of his second consecutive Miami Dolphins practice Thursday, casting doubt on his availability for this weekend's game at the New York Jets.
Sitton has been out with a shoulder issue. If Sitton cannot play, Ted Larsen would be the likely starter on Sunday for the Dolphins (1-0) against the Jets (1-0). Larsen started eight games at left guard for the Dolphins last season.
Dolphins’ Josh Sitton sidelined by shoulder injury
DAVIE, Fla. (AP) — Miami Dolphins guard Josh Sitton sat out practice Wednesday because of a shoulder injury that could force him to miss Sunday's game at the New York Jets.
When asked whether the injury was serious, coach Adam Gase said, "We'll see. We're still going through some tests and stuff. He just had kind of a weird hit."
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New faces: S Minkah Fitzpatrick, G Josh Sitton, DE Robert Quinn, WR Danny Amendola, WR Albert Wilson, C Daniel Kilgore, TE Mike Gesicki, RB Frank Gore, RB Kalen Ballage, QB Brock Osweiler, DT Kendall Langford.
Key losses: DT Ndamukong Suh, WR Jarvis Landry, C Mike Pouncey, G Jermon Bushrod, K Cody Parkey, QB Jay Cutler, QB Matt Moore, TE Julius Thomas, LB Lawrence Timmons.
The Bears used their seventh pick in the second round (39th overall) to bolster the questionable interior of their offensive line by selecting Iowa center James Daniels.
LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — The Chicago Bears might look for a pass rusher or help on the offensive line when the draft resumes Friday after taking Georgia linebacker Roquan Smith with the No. 8 overall pick.
The Bears grabbed a potential cornerstone defensive player in the first round Thursday rather than add another weapon for prized quarterback Mitchell Trubisky.
New Dolphin Sitton likes makeup of Gase’s coaching staff
MIAMI (AP) — Four-time Pro Bowl guard Josh Sitton followed this winter's well-worn path from the Chicago Bears to the Miami Dolphins, and that's not by accident.
After signing a two-year free agent contract with Miami that could be worth nearly $18 million including incentives, Sitton said he was drawn to the Dolphins by the recent hirings of assistant coaches Dowell Loggains and Jeremiah Washburn.
Both were with the Bears last year. Loggains is Miami's new offensive coordinator.
Miami Dolphins turn attention to O-line by signing Sitton, cutting Pouncey, trading for Kilgore
After lavishly attacking their WR corps, the Miami Dolphins turned their attention to the offensive line Thursday, agreeing to a two-year deal with OG Josh Sitton. NFL Media's Ian Rapoport says Sitton's deal is for $15 million with $8 million guaranteed and a maximum value of $18 million.
Pouncey released by Dolphins and replaced by Kilgore
MIAMI (AP) — As part of an attempted upgrade on offense, the Miami Dolphins even decided to switch snappers.
Three-time Pro Bowl center Mike Pouncey was released Thursday as part of an offensive line makeover. Miami also acquired center Daniel Kilgore in a trade with San Francisco, and four-time Pro Bowl guard Josh Sitton agreed to terms on a two-year deal that could be worth nearly $18 million including incentives, said his agent, Jack Reale.
The Bears agreed to terms on a two-year deal with backup offensive lineman Bradley Sowell, who was scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent on Wednesday.
Sowell, who will be 29 in June, started the final two games last year because of injuries and showed the versatility to play guard and tackle. He replaced left guard Josh Sitton in Week 16 and then stepped in at right tackle for Bobby Massie in the season finale.
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UNRESTRICTED FREE AGENTS: CB Kyle Fuller (transition tag), Prince Amukamara, Bryce Callahan and Sherrick McManis; WRs Josh Bellamy, Dontrelle Inman and Kendall Wright; QB Mark Sanchez; RB Benny Cunningham; TE Zach Miller; G Josh Sitton; DE Mitch Unrein; LBs Sam Acho, Lamarr Houston and Christian Jones.
Chicago Bears reportedly decline former Pro Bowl OG Josh Sitton’s 2018 option
Guard just became a much bigger offseason priority for the Bears with the news that they will decline their $8 million option for four-time Pro Bowler Josh Sitton, as first reported by Ian Rapoport.
Sitton, who will be 32 in June, no longer plays at a Pro Bowl level, but he started 25 games in two years since the Bears picked him up eight days before the 2016 season opener after his release by the Packers.
AP Sources: Bears decline option on Sitton, release Freeman
LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — The Chicago Bears are parting with veteran guard Josh Sitton and linebacker Jerrell Freeman.
Two people familiar with the situation said Tuesday the Bears have decided to decline their option on Sitton for next season and release Freeman. The people spoke on the condition of anonymity because the team has not announced the moves.
Hub Arkush: Pittsburgh Steelers present Chicago Bears with toughest test yet
CHICAGO – If the Chicago Bears team that faced the Atlanta Falcons in the season opener shows up to play Pittsburgh on Sunday, it can upset the Steelers.
If it’s the team we saw in Tampa last week, spend the day on your “honey do” list because the football could get ugly.
There is some good news for the Bears going in, as it appears guard Kyle Long, wide receiver Markus Wheaton and cornerback Prince Amukamara will all be making their season debuts.
Packers general manager Ted Thompson is best known and highly revered for sticking with his own college scouting department and player development abilities when it comes to choosing talent.
That left some folks around the NFL scratching their heads this summer when he elected to shore up the tight end and guard positions with veteran free agents Martellus Bennett, Lance Kendricks and Jahri Evans.
GREEN BAY — The secret to Lane Taylor’s success was simple: Work as hard ever, and not try to be someone he wasn’t.
The approach paid dividends as the Green Bay Packers left guard signed a three-year contract extension Monday.
The deal not only locks him up through the 2020 season, it rewards the quiet grinder who replaced three-time Pro Bowl guard Josh Sitton a year ago when the team cut ties with arguably its best offensive lineman at the time — and went with the largely unproven Taylor.
Tom Oates: Cutdown day reveals some potential problem areas on Packers’ roster
Welcome to NFL cutdown day or, as we now call it, the one day a year when Ted Thompson steps out of character and rolls the dice.
A year after taking the risky step of cutting Pro Bowl guard Josh Sitton in the final roster reduction, the Green Bay Packers’ normally cautious general manager was at it again Saturday. This time he gambled by parting with a good portion of his promising young talent at quarterback and wide receiver.
Bears’ Long, Sitton out for Vikings game because of injuries
CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Bears are holding star right guard Kyle Long and left guard Josh Sitton out of their game against the Minnesota Vikings.
Long, a three-time Pro Bowl lineman, was listed as doubtful after exiting last week's loss to Green Bay because of a strained triceps. Sitton missed his second consecutive game because of an ankle injury. Ted Larsen started at right guard and Eric Kush at left guard on Monday night.
Packers sign LT David Bakhtiari to contract extension
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Packers left tackle David Bakhtiari has signed a contract extension to stay in Green Bay, and a person familiar with the talks says it's a four-year deal worth up to $51.67 million.
The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity on Tuesday because details of the extension have not been announced. NFL.com first reported the extension for the lineman who protects quarterback Aaron Rodgers' blind side.
Packers offensive line ready for challenge against Vikings
GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — The Green Bay Packers, and their revamped offensive line, didn't waste time in looking ahead to Sunday night's matchup at Minnesota.
"About 35 seconds ago," center J.C. Tretter said on Monday afternoon, about 24 hours after the Packers held off the Jacksonville Jaguars 27-23 for a season-opening victory.
"That's when we left the meeting room. We're done with Jacksonville. Now, we're on to Minnesota."
Bears agree to 4-year extension with star guard Long
LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — The Chicago Bears have signed three-time Pro Bowl offensive lineman Kyle Long to a four-year contract extension through the 2021 season.
The deal announced Wednesday with the star right guard locks in a key player as general manager Ryan Pace and coach John Fox reshape a team that finished last in the NFC North at 6-10 in their first season.
Sitton gets to work with Bears after signing 3-year deal
LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — The Chicago Bears knew they had to act quickly to land Josh Sitton once the three-time Pro Bowl guard was released by the Green Bay Packers.
There was, however, one question that crossed general manager Ryan Pace's mind. Why were the Packers letting him go?
Packers going with Lane Taylor to replace Josh Sitton on OL
GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — The Green Bay Packers are going with Lane Taylor at left guard to replace Josh Sitton after the team's surprising release of the three-time Pro Bowl selection.
Taylor, a fourth-year pro, has started two games in his career. He is coming off a preseason finale against Kansas City in which he was penalized twice for holding and once for a false start, and appeared to be late in picking up a blitz that resulted in a sack.
Bears release Gould, sign three-time Pro Bowl guard Sitton
LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — The Chicago Bears released Robbie Gould, ending an 11-year run with the most accurate kicker in franchise history, and upgraded their offensive line by signing three-time Pro Bowl guard Josh Sitton to a three-year deal Sunday night.
With Gould gone and Sitton in place, the Bears figure to have a different look when they open the season against Houston on Sept. 11.
Packers release veteran guard Josh Sitton
GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — The Green Bay Packers released three-time Pro Bowl guard Josh Sitton on Saturday, making an unexpected change on their offensive line.
The 30-year-old Sitton had started 112 of 121 regular-season games since being drafted in the fourth round in 2008 out of Central Florida. He was one of the leaders on a front five that protects quarterback Aaron Rodgers.