Starter Pack: Another honor for Sitton

January, 14, 2014
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A roundup of what's happening on the Green Bay Packers' beat.

GREEN BAY, Wis. -- The finest season of Josh Sitton's six-year NFL career has been recognized again.

Less than two weeks after he was named second-team All-Pro by the Associated Press, Sitton was the only Packers' player named to the Professional Football Writers of America's all-NFC team.

Sitton and Evan Mathis of the Philadelphia Eagles were selected as the two NFC guards. Mathis also made the all-NFL team, but Denver Broncos guard Louis Vasquez was the other guard selected.

Packers players might not be done winning PFWA honors. The organization, of which ESPN.com Broncos reporter Jeff Legwold is the first vice-president, will announce its rookie of the year, offensive and defensive rookies of the year and the all-rookie team on Tuesday. Packers running back Eddie Lacy is candidate for rookie of the year and offensive rookie of the year, while left tackle David Bakhtiari could be named to the all-rookie team.

The PFWA will announce its MVP and offensive and defensive players of the year on Wednesday, its coach of the year, executive of the year and assistant coach of the year on Thursday, it's comeback player of the year and most improved player of the year on Friday.

In case you missed it on ESPN.com:
  • A look at the 10 plays that most shaped the Packers' season continued with No. 5.
  • In a new series, here's the first installment of a ranking of the Packers' players by their 2013 performance, from top to bottom. Naturally, we began at the bottom and will work our way up as the week goes on.
  • Thanks to a strong performance by Bakhtiari in his rookie season, the Packers will have options at tackle when Bryan Bulaga returns from his knee injury next season. Coach Mike McCarthy has not decided where he will play Bulaga, who was supposed to make the switch from right tackle to left tackle this past season.
  • Also, ESPN.com Giants reporter Dan Graziano wrote that travel problems prevented Packers quarterbacks coach Ben McAdoo from interviewing for the Giants offensive coordinator position on Saturday, so that interview took place on Monday.
Best of the rest:
  • At ESPNWisconsin.com, Sarah Barshop looked at the value of fullback John Kuhn, who is scheduled to be a free agent in March.
  • The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and Green Bay Press-Gazette continued their long-standing traditions of grading every player on the Packers' roster. You can read Bob McGinn's grades in the Journal Sentinel here and Mike Vandermause's marks in the Press-Gazette here.

Rob Demovsky

ESPN Green Bay Packers reporter

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