Breaking: Miami Dolphins sign G Josh Sitton to 2-year deal

Josh Sitton has a fantastic beard. And he’s a good player, too. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

The Miami Dolphins have agreed to a two-year deal with four-time Pro Bowler Josh Sitton work up to $18 million with incentives, according to a league source.

Sitton arrived in Florida Wednesday night and had a good visit with the coaches. Sitton, who is expected to start at left guard, adds a new dimension to Miami’s offensive line.

Sitton played the last two seasons with the Chicago Bears, after eight seasons with the Green Bay Packers. He is an aggressive individual.

Sitton will be counted on to serve as a valuable mentor for left tackle Laremy Tunsil. The Dolphins’ decision to keep Ja’Wuan James at right tackle and add a guard, with Jesse Davis playing right guard and Ted Larsen in a reserve role, would lessen the burden to spend a high draft choice on an offensive lineman.

The Dolphins are expected to add a center to replace Mike Pouncey, who will be released.

Sitton, 31, was born in Jacksonville, played high school football in Pensacola, and played in college at UCF. Sitton was a fourth-round draft choice by the Packers in 2008.

Sitton, 6-foot-3, 320 pounds, plays the game with a “mauler’s” mentality. Sitton is particularly strong and powerful in the run game and with Davis at right guard, Miami’s run game, keyed by Kenyan Drake, would be better positioned.

Sitton is considered a quality teammate and he has tons of experience on winning teams. Sitton has played in 13 playoff games, appeared in the playoffs in 7 seven seasons, and owns a Super Bowl ring as a starter in 2010.

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