Monday, 27 March, 2017

Instant Analysis of Lions signing OG TJ Lang

T.J. Lang #70 of the Green Bay Packers looks on against the Dallas Cowboys during the game at Lambeau Field TJ Lang signs 3-year deal with Lions
Cecilia Poole | 13 March, 2017, 00:33

Lang would be a big get for any of these three teams after grading out as PFF's No. 13 guard out of 77 qualifiers last season. That apparently was a plus for the Lions as Lang grew up in the suburbs of Detroit and played college football at Eastern Michigan.

Lions gave former Packers G TJ Lang a three-year deal, per source. Seattle appears to be focused on revamping their offensive line. It's been about four days since I got a good night's sleep.

Lang owned Scott Mitchell and Charlie Batch jerseys growing up, and thinks it's pretty cool that now his son will be able to wear a T.J. Lang Lions jersey.

He played 119 games for the Packers since the 2009 season, starting 94 games.

He is the second offensive lineman to join the Lions in free agency, along with Rick Wagner, who signed a five-year, $47.5 million deal with $29.5 million guaranteed. The Packers, due to their tradition of staying away from free agents and keeping their squad "home grown", are probably the favorites in signing Lang to a new contract. "I know that was a big story the past couple weeks, but for me, it's nothing but a positive", he said. Packers coach Mike McCarthy, speaking at the combine, said he didn't anticipate the guard being ready to return to the field until training camp.

Adding Lang completes general manager Bob Quinn's overhaul of the team's offensive line in little more than a year.

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