Packers Pro Bowl selections join Team Rice together

Posted by Duke Bobber on January 27, 2016 – 8:07 pm

160127-pro-bowl-950Packers Pro Bowl selections found out which teams they were assigned to for Sunday’s Pro Bowl in Hawaii. Pro Football Hall of Fame WRs Michael Irvin and Jerry Rice, serving as team captains, built their rosters for the annual all-star game in a fantasy football-style draft.

LB Clay Matthews (six-time selection), FB John Kuhn (three) and G Josh Sitton (three) were pre-selected to Team Rice prior to the televised Pro Bowl draft. Julius Peppers (nine) joined his Green Bay teammates when Team Rice selected him and named him a starter.

QB Aaron Rodgers received Pro Bowl honors for a fifth time but will not participate due to injury. Raiders QB Derek Carr will replace him.

The Packers coaching staff was assigned to Team Irvin and will be facing off against their Green Bay players.

The Packers announced Wednesday that Head Coach Mike McCarthy will not attend the Pro Bowl in Hawaii because of a stomach illness. Associate Head Coach/Linebackers Winston Moss will assume McCarthy’s head-coaching responsibilities at the game.

Packers on Team Rice
*FB John Kuhn
*LB Clay Matthews
G Josh Sitton
*LB Julius Peppers

Packers on Team Irvin
Packers coaching staff

* Selected as starter


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Josh Sitton named second-team All-Pro by Associated Press

Posted by Mike Spofford on January 8, 2016 – 2:58 pm

GREEN BAY — Packers guard Josh Sitton has been named second-team All-Pro by the Associated Press for the second straight season.

Named to his third career Pro Bowl last month, Sitton received the third-most votes of all guards across the league from the AP’s panel of voters. Baltimore’s Marshal Yanda and Pittsburgh’s David DeCastro were the first-team selections. Sitton was joined on the second team by Dallas’ Zack Martin and San Francisco’s Mike Iupati, who tied for fourth in the voting. Sitton came just two votes from tying DeCastro for second and making the first team.

“Anytime you can do something at a high level and be consistent with it, I think that’s what you’re looking for,” Sitton told reporters on Friday. “I’ve been fortunate in my career to have some success, and I’ve been able to stay healthy. That’s the biggest thing. Any accolades you get, it always means a lot.”

Just like last year, Sitton hasn’t been entirely healthy, but he hasn’t missed any games. Last season, he dealt with a painful toe injury that kept him from practicing often during the second half of the season. This year, it’s been a back injury that has limited him in practice, but he’s the only Packers’ offensive lineman to start all 16 regular-season games in 2015.

“I’ve always kind of prided myself on making sure I’m out there,” he said. “Sometimes it’s tough when you’re playing with four, five, six different lineups. Offensive line is a very unique position in the fact that you need five guys to be on the same page all at once. You need to have that chemistry, and you build that over a season. That’s what we were able to do last year, because we were able to stay healthy. That’s something unfortunately we haven’t been able to do this year, because of injury.

“But we have a chance to get healthy for the playoffs and make a little run here.”

Two other Packers received votes in the All-Pro voting by the AP. Inside linebacker Clay Matthews finished fifth in the voting at his position, one spot away from making the second team. Fullback John Kuhn also received a vote, tying for fourth at his position.

 


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Packers captains selected for Arizona game

Posted by Duke Bobber on December 27, 2015 – 12:00 pm

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As per team tradition, the Packers select game captains each week. Today’s captains will be G Josh Sitton (offense), CB Casey Hayward (defense) and LB Joe Thomas (special teams).


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Sitton, Clinton-Dix and Goodson selected as captains vs. Broncos

Posted by Duke Bobber on November 1, 2015 – 12:00 pm

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As per team tradition, the Packers select game captains each week. Tonight’s captains will be G Josh Sitton (offense), S Ha Ha Clinton-Dix (defense) and CB Demetri Goodson (special teams).


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Pitch Perfect Packers appear on TODAY show

Posted by Ryan Hartwig on October 30, 2015 – 10:54 am

twmf-fullIt began with a tweet.

Green Bay Packers left tackle David Bakhtiari shared his love for the 2012 hit movie Pitch Perfect on his Twitter account, which ultimately landed him and Packers teammates Clay Matthews, Josh Sitton, T.J. Lang and Don Barclay roles in the sequel, Pitch Perfect 2, which was released earlier this year.

As part of the NFL’s “Together We Make Football” series, the Packers movie stars were featured on NBC’s TODAY show Friday morning, where they provided a behind-the-scenes look at their journey to the silver screen.

Watch the TODAY show segment

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Packers head to Pitch Perfect 2 premiere

Posted by Ryan Hartwig on May 8, 2015 – 9:53 am


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Four Packers among leaders as Pro Bowl voting hits final week

Posted by Mike Spofford on December 10, 2014 – 4:35 pm

Four Packers remain among the leaders at their positions in Pro Bowl voting with less than a week to go.

The fan vote counts one-third in the final selections for the Pro Bowl.

QB Aaron Rodgers, WR Jordy Nelson, G Josh Sitton and FB John Kuhn are ranked either first or second at their respective positions currently. Rodgers has earned the second-most votes overall, behind only Denver QB Peyton Manning, while Nelson ranks eighth in voting across the entire league.

Voting continues until Monday, Dec. 15. To vote, click here.

 


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Five Packers among leaders in Pro Bowl voting

Posted by Mike Spofford on November 27, 2014 – 9:37 am

Five Packers players are currently ranked in the top two at their respective positions in the Pro Bowl voting that is ongoing on NFL.com.

Aaron Rodgers is the No. 2 vote-getter in the entire league and also No. 2 at quarterback behind Denver’s Peyton Manning.

John Kuhn leads the voting at fullback, while Jordy Nelson and Josh Sitton are second at receiver and guard, respectively. Jarrett Bush is also ranked second in the voting for special teams.

Nelson is No. 9 in overall votes at all positions, the only other Packers player in the league-wide top 10.

Fan voting continues until Monday, Dec. 15, and fans can vote by clicking here. Fan voting counts one-third in the selection process for the 2015 Pro Bowl.

For a look at the latest vote totals, click here.

 


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Sunday’s Packers captains vs. Vikings: Sitton, Guion and B. Jones

Posted by Duke Bobber on November 23, 2014 – 8:00 am

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As per team tradition, the Packers select game captains each week.  Today’s captains will be G Josh Sitton (offense), DT Letroy Guion (defense) and LB Brad Jones (special teams).


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Rodgers third in Pro Bowl fan voting; three Packers lead their positions

Posted by Duke Bobber on November 12, 2014 – 7:15 pm

141112-sitton-300QB Aaron Rodgers has earned the third-most votes overall (280,394) in fan voting for the Pro Bowl. Rodgers trails only Denver Broncos QB Peyton Manning (359,598) and Indianapolis Colts QB Andrew Luck (284,575).

Three Packers lead their positions in fan voting: FB John Kuhn (78,995), G Josh Sitton (55,333) and ST Jarrett Bush (25,224).

Fan voting continues through Monday, December 15.

Voting by the players and coaches has not yet been tabulated. Fan voting counts one-third in the selection process for the Pro Bowl rosters, which will be announced on Tuesday, December 23.

See previous Packers Pro Bowlers here.

CAST YOUR VOTE!


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