Dolphins G Josh Sitton on brink of parting with signature beard, hair in South Florida heat


New Dolphins left guard Josh Sitton is the easiest player to find on the practice field. Not only is he a gigantic human being at 6-foot-3, 320 pounds, he’s also got a big beard and long locks flowing out of the back of his helmet.

He might need to give up his signature look.

Sitton has been weighing a shave and haircut since he first took the field for Organized Team Activities because of how hot it was, and the temperature has only gone up since then.

“It’s getting close to cutting it,” he said. “It’s hot out here. We’ll see over the next few weeks. I don’t think any of them are worried about my hair.”

Sitton has tried to hold on to his beard and hair as long as he can. He said in May he might cry if he has to clean it up and still hasn’t come to peace with that possibility.

“I think if it happens I’ll still be a little upset,” he said. “It’s hard.”

As for his actual work on the field, Sitton is the anchor of Miami’s remade offensive line. Heading into his 11th season, he’s by far the most experienced player.

While the coaches have been lamenting the offense’s overall sloppiness and the defensive line seems to be having a tremendous training camp, Sitton is optimistic about the o-line’s progress.

“We’re doing good so far,” he said. “There’s things you’ve gotta improve on every day. It’s not perfect. You’re gonna get beat. Things are gonna happen.

“The group finds a groove together and finds a direction that we’re gonna go as a group. We’ve all gotten a lot closer over the start of training camp. We’re coming into our own.”

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