In a shocking move on Saturday, the Green Bay Packers released Pro Bowl offensive guard Josh Sitton, with little more than speculation around the reason why. The Packers didn't say much aside from the standard "making the best decisions for the team", but speculation arose that there may have been some contract issues.
However, there's been nothing clearly indicating that was the case.
The Chicago Bears, meanwhile, seriously need some additional help on the offensive line, and have plenty of salary cap room to work with. On Sunday morning, Adam Schefter reported that Sitton's first team visit would be with Chicago.
Looks like former Packers' Pro Bowl G Josh Sitton's first visit will be to...division-rival Chicago Bears, per sources. Saints could follow— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) September 4, 2016
Depending on how the visit goes, there are a few things that could happen:
1- Everyone could hit it off right away, the Bears make an aggressive offer, and don't let him leave Halas Hall without signing a contract.
2- The visit goes well, but Sitton and his agent decides to shop around the league to see if any better offers or opportunities present themselves.
3- The visit does not go well, for any array of reasons, and both sides move on.
I think it's safe to say which option Bears fans would hope for.