GREEN BAY, WI (WSAU) Packers’ guard Josh Sitton was named to the Pro Bowl yesterday. He replaces Mike Iupati of San Francisco, who cannot go to Hawaii because the 49’ers will be at the Super Bowl the following week. Iupati was elected as a starter for the N-F-C team in Honolulu, and Sitton is the automatic replacement because he was chosen as the first alternate.
Sitton is a fifth-year pro who received his first Pro Bowl bid. He started every game at right guard for the Packers in the 2012 season, including the playoffs. Sitton will join center Jeff Saturday and linebacker Clay Matthews, who were both elected to the N-F-C squad as reserves. Green Bay quarterback Aaron Rodgers was elected to start – but he won’t be going due to a reported knee injury.
Green Bay’s coaching staff will lead the N-F-C team for the second straight year. The highest-seeded team that lost in the divisional round gets that honor.