Bears Declining Option On G Josh Sitton

Tom Pelissero and Ian Rapoport are reporting that the Bears are declining their $8 million option for 2018 on veteran guard Josh Sitton.

This means that Sitton will be a free agent in the coming weeks.

Sitton, 31, is a former fourth-round pick of the Packers back in 2008. He played eight years for the Packers before they released at the start of the 2016 season.

Sitton later signed a three-year, $21.75 million contract that included $10 million with the Bears. He was set to make a base salary of $7.4 million for the 2018 season.

In 2017, Sitton appeared in 13 games for the Bears and is rated by Pro Football Focus as the No. 5 guard out of 77 qualifying players.