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Packers going with Lane Taylor to replace Josh Sitton on OL

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) The Green Bay Packers are going with Lane Taylor at left guard to replace Josh Sitton after the team's surprising release of the three-time Pro Bowl selection.

Taylor, a fourth-year pro, has started two games in his career. He is coming off a preseason finale against Kansas City in which he was penalized twice for holding and once for a false start, and appeared to be late in picking up a blitz that resulted in a sack.

Taylor will slide into the starting lineup when Green Bay opens the season on Sept. 11 at Jacksonville.

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Sitton, who signed with the NFC North-rival Chicago Bears on Sunday, was a second-team All-Pro last season and a durable starter who missed only two games over the previous seven seasons.

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