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Josh Sitton’s Contract Details

September 6, 2011
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The Green Bay Packers made the start of Josh Sitton’s Labor Day weekend a little sweeter by rewarding his hard work with a five-year contract extension. Bob McGinn of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel has the details:

Sitton’s deal is worth $33.75 million in new money, including $8.9 million in guarantees.

His cap salaries are $4.896 million this year, $4.85 million in 2012, $5.55 million in 2013, $6.4 million in 2014, $6.75 million in 2015 and $6.6 million in 2016.

Sitton received a $6 million signing bonus and roster bonuses totaling $7.15 million. His roster bonuses are $2.9 million this year, $2.4 million in 2012, $650,000 in 2013 and $400,000 in 2014, 2015 and 2016.

His existing base salary of $1.2 million this year was lowered to $700,000, presumably for cap purposes. His base salaries will increase to $950,000 in 2012, $3.4 million in 2013, $4.5 million in 2014, $4.85 million in 2015 and $5.9 million in 2016.

Sitton also will receive a $300,000 workout bonus each year.

The extension locks up Sitton, a Pro Bowl alternate last season, until 2016. It also leaves the Packers with room to negotiate extensions for other key members of the team.

According to ProFootballTalk.com, the Packers were $12.8 million under the salary cap prior to Sitton’s new deal. Using McGinn’s numbers and my rough math, that leaves the team with approximately $8 million left to work with this season.

Whether or not general manager Ted Thompson chooses to spend that money, however, remains to be seen.

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  1. Max's Dad permalink
    September 7, 2011 2:44 pm

    Definitely a win-win deal. Packers and Sitton should feel great about this contract.

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