TJ Lang, Lions Agree to 3-Year Contract

  • TJ Lang, Lions Agree to 3-Year Contract

TJ Lang, Lions Agree to 3-Year Contract

Just over an hour after saying the Detroit Lions were a finalist to land free agent offensive lineman T.J. Lang, Lang has signed a deal with the Lions. Lang has spent his entire career with the Green Bay Packers, but that will change in the 2017 season.

For now, the Seahawks are just a Joeckel ahead of where they were on the offensive line at the end of last season, with a draft low on top blockers coming up next month. Lang was believed to also be considering a return to the Packers, for whom he has started full time at guard the last four seasons.

Being able to stay around Detroit with his family and being a part of what Lang thinks is something special brewing with the Lions, were the two biggest factors in his decision to sign in Detroit, he said. He grew up near Detroit and played college football at Eastern Michigan University. "I was no different and when this opportunity came about I got really excited about it". Tackle Jason Spriggs filled in for Lang previous year and might be the default starter. He played the last season with a a hip injury that required surgery and also a broken foot.

But by signing with Detroit, Lang's righting a great wrong: he'll don the jersey he always should have worn, and protect the quarterback drafted with the first overall pick of his 2009 draft class.

His agent tweeted out the news.

"I had a couple of great visits", Lang said.

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