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T.J. Lang | Guard

Team: Green Bay Packers
Age / DOB:  (26) / 9/20/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 318
College: Eastern Michigan
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Packers RG T.J. Lang was forced from Monday night's Week 9 game against the Bears with a concussion.
Lang was banged up in the first half. RT Don Barclay has shifted inside to right guard and Marshall Newhouse has entered at right tackle. On a short week, Lang will be hard pressed to make it back for Week 10 against Philadelphia. Mon, Nov 4, 2013 10:28:00 PM

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Packers RT T.J. Lang (ankle) was a limited participant in Friday's practice and is officially questionable for Week 14.

While Lang participated in Friday's jogthrough, he didn't do a ton of work. "I wasn't expecting him to practice. I don't have a feeling one way or the other," said coach Mike McCarthy. He also said the Packers prepared all week for undrafted rookie Don Barclay to start at right tackle, which could mean that Lang, if he convinces the medical and coaching staffs to let him play, may be headed back to left guard.
Sat, Dec 8, 2012 10:03:00 AM

Packers RT T.J. Lang missed the final three and a half quarters of Sunday's game with a left ankle injury.

The injury is not believed to be serious. Undrafted rookie Don Barclay stepped in and did a bang-up job against the Vikings' front seven. In fact, the majority of the Packers' 152 rushing yards came on the right side behind Barclay and RG Josh Sitton. The coaching staff may opt to move Lang back to left guard and keep Barclay in the lineup.
Mon, Dec 3, 2012 02:13:00 AM

Packers signed LG T.J. Lang to a four-year extension.

Lang beat out Derek Sherrod, the team's 2011 first-round pick, for the starting left guard last season and hasn't looked back. Pro Football Focus rated the 24-year-old as the 21st-best guard in the league last season, including a top-10 mark as a pass blocker. With Josh Sitton locked in on the right side, the Packers are set at guard for the long-term.
Mon, Aug 13, 2012 08:36:00 PM

The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel considers LG T.J. Lang and G/C Evan Dietrich-Smith the Packers' leading in-house candidates to replace C Scott Wells.

The most likely scenario is Lang moving to center with Dietrich-Smith taking over at left guard. Reserve/future signee Sampson Genus is a dark horse candidate. Wells, who signed with the Rams on Friday, had been the Packers' starting center since 2005.
Sat, Mar 17, 2012 11:30:00 AM

Coach Mike McCarthy announced that T.J. Lang has won the Packers' left guard job.

Lang beat out No. 32 overall pick Derek Sherrod, whose mild knee sprain had nothing to do with the decision. "If you're talking about performance, T.J.'s performance grade was above Sherrod's," said McCarthy. The Packers boast one of the best and deepest offensive lines in the NFL. They will rarely need to keep Jermichael Finley in to block.
Tue, Aug 23, 2011 09:05:00 AM

T.J. Lang appears to have overtaken first-round pick Derek Sherrod as the Packers' new starting left guard.

Line coach James Campen cited Lang's familiarity in the offense and says Sherrod "isn't playing as fast as he'd like to." According to beat writers, Sherrod has looked more comfortable practicing at tackle, his college position. Regardless, the Packers easily project to field a top-ten line this season.
Wed, Aug 17, 2011 06:26:00 PM

With free agent Daryn Colledge expected to walk, T.J. Lang will compete for the starting left guard job.

Lang has bounced around between tackle and guard, but his route to playing time is now on the inside. The Packers are locked in long term with young talents Derek Sherrod and Bryan Bulaga at tackle. Lang will fit in just fine as an athletic guard in a zone-blocking scheme.
Mon, May 16, 2011 10:28:00 AM

T.J. Lang has replaced Jason Spitz at left guard for the Packers in the third quarter.

Spitz came on for starter Darren Colledge, who left with a knee injury. But the Packers couldn't protect Aaron Rodgers or Matt Flynn, so Lang is in. This Packers offense is completely out of sync.
Sun, Dec 12, 2010 03:02:00 PM

Packers backup OL T.J. Lang (wrist) admitted that he won't be at 100 percent for training camp.

Lang, who sat out the offseason program, said that he may have to practice with a heavy brace or even a cast on his wrist. The Packers won't count on Lang for more than reserve duty unless there is an injury to Mark Tauscher.
Source: Packers.com
Wed, Jun 30, 2010 09:51:00 AM

Packers OL T.J. Lang reportedly underwent surgery on his left wrist in early April.

Lang will be held out of OTAs, but he's expected to be healthy by training camp. After swinging between guard and tackle last year, he's expected to concentrate on backing up Mark Tauscher at right tackle this season.
Tue, May 11, 2010 05:46:00 PM

Packers coach Mike McCarthy confirmed that T.J. Lang's primary position will be right tackle this season.

The Packers believe Lang's long-term future is at left guard, but for now they need him at right tackle. Along with first-round pick Brian Buluga, Lang will be insurance for starter Mark Tauscher.
Mon, Apr 26, 2010 10:52:00 AM

Packers coach Mike McCarthy believes that T.J. Lang's long-term future is at left guard.

Green Bay may have finally found a position for Lang, who is well liked by the club but has bounced between guard and both tackle spots. Left guard would likely be his best fit because Lang's short arms aren't ideal to play outside. Inside, his athleticism would work well for zone-blocking purposes.
Wed, Mar 24, 2010 11:54:00 PM

The Packers have determined that T.J. Lang's position will be right tackle moving forward.

Lang doesn't possess enough strength or length, especially in the arms, to be a serious long-term solution at left tackle. Green Bay seems likely to draft Aaron Rodgers' blind-side protector of the future this April, and perhaps re-sign Chad Clifton as a short-term stopgap. Clifton was solid in 2009.
Tue, Mar 2, 2010 08:49:00 AM

Packers GM Ted Thompson says he believes that T.J. Lang can play left tackle in the NFL.

Lang doesn't possess the length of your usual blind-side tackle and struggled badly against Jared Allen as a rookie. By saying this, Thompson may already be posturing for the draft. Finding a long-term left tackle needs to be a priority for Green Bay. Lang would better fit as a swing-type reserve.
Sat, Jan 30, 2010 11:46:00 AM

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