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Position switch leads to honor for Sitton

GREEN BAY, Wis. -- Josh Sitton wasn't crazy about moving from right guard to left guard in the offseason.

In the end, it turned out to be the best move of his career. In his sixth NFL season, the stalwart of the Green Bay Packers' offensive line was named a second-team All-Pro by the Associated Press on Friday.

"At first I was a little skeptical for a while,” Sitton said. “It took really a few games into the season to get used to playing over there. We started back in April or May or whatever it was. It took longer than I thought to get used to, but it's definitely worked out and props to the coaches for making that switch."

The honor came a week after Sitton was denied a second-straight Pro Bowl appearance.

“It's cool, man,” he said. “I've been working my butt off for a long time, so it's something that has been a goal of mine for the last few years, so I'm definitely proud of myself and thanks to everyone who voted, I do appreciate it.”

Running back Eddie Lacy, who rushed for a team rookie record of 1,178 yards, joined Sitton on the AP's second-team All-Pro list.

“I just found out about that like 10 minutes ago,” Lacy said after practice on Friday. “I think it's pretty cool, man. I don't know too much to say about it.”