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Green Bay Packers release Pro Bowl guard Josh Sitton

Green Bay has cut the Pro Bowl guard. Will the Giants try to sign him?

Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

There are always surprises when the 32 NFL teams pare their rosters down from 75 players to 53.

This year, cut down day has seen fireworks, with the trade of Sam Bradford from the Philadelphia Eagles to the Minnesota Vikings, and the Cleveland Browns trading former first round pick Josh Gilbert to the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Yet another shell burst Saturday afternoon when word surfaced that the Green Bay Packers are planning on cutting Pro Bowl guard Josh Sitton.

The move has to interest the New York Giants. Not only has Sitton been healthy and one of the top guards in the NFL, but he has more experience in Mike McCarthy's system -- which is very similar to Ben McAdoo's -- But McAdoo is familiar with him from his time in Green Bay. Assuming he is healthy and his play isn't about to fall off a cliff, Sitton is an instant upgrade over John Jerry, and as a veteran, he a free agent, not subject to the waiver wire.

The move appears to be financial for Green Bay. The 30 year old Sitton carries a $6.85mil salary, but only has $400,000 in dead money.

The Giants courted several veteran offensive tackles to upgrade their offensive line in 2016, will they go after Sitton?

(Update 4:26 p.m. ET)

The Packers have now officially released Sitton.