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T.J. Lang | Guard | #76

Team: Detroit Lions
Age / DOB:  (30) / 9/20/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 315
College: Eastern Michigan
Drafted: 2009 / Rd. 4 (109) / GB
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Lions declared WR Bradley Marquez, RB Zach Zenner, RB Dwayne Washington, C Travis Swanson, RT Rick Wagner, RG T.J. Lang and DT Rodney Coe inactive for Week 16 against the Bengals.
The Lions will be without three of their starting offensive lineman in this one against a Bengals defense that gets Vontaze Burfict and Dre Kirkpatrick back from injury. Sun, Dec 24, 2017 11:46:00 AM

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Lions RG T.J. Lang is questionable to return to Sunday's Week 13 game versus the Ravens with a foot injury.

Lang is the second Lion's offensive linemen to exit the game, joining RT Rick Wagner. Don Barclay has taken over at RG for the Lions.
Sun, Dec 3, 2017 02:51:00 PM

Lions RG T.J. Lang (concussion) practiced in full Wednesday.

It puts him on track to play after sitting out the win over Cleveland. With LT Taylor Decker returning last week, the Lions' offensive line is finally nearing full health.
Source: ESPN
Thu, Nov 16, 2017 11:22:00 AM

Lions RG T.J. Lang is in the concussion protocol.

Lang suffered the injury on Monday night, but the symptoms did not show up until Wednesday's practice. Being added this late in the week is a bad sign for Lang's availability on Sunday. Luckily, the Lions are playing the Browns.

RotoGrinders.com Daily Slant: His absence would be a big loss as he's PFF's 7th-ranked G and 4th in pass protection. While Cleveland's pass rush hasn't been great - 23rd in adjusted sack rate - Detroit's OL is already 26th in pass-blocking efficiency. QB Matt Stafford has been under pressure on 37.6% of his dropbacks, the 9th-most, and he's taken the 2nd-most sacks (26). Lang is also 12th in run blocking. As a unit, Detroit is dead last in adjusted yards (2.88), so if Lang is out, it would make it even harder for Ameer Abdullah to find running room. Cleveland's strong point has been its run D - they're 2nd in adjusted yards (2.92), 1st in DVOA, and allowing the 7th-fewest PPR points to RBs.
Thu, Nov 9, 2017 10:55:00 AM

Lions RG T.J. Lang (back) inactive for Week 6 against the Saints.

It is a surprise considering most beat writers expected him to play, but he did miss two practices this week because of his troublesome back. Perhaps with the bye up next, the Lions wanted to give Lang two weeks to get it right. LB Paul Worrilow (knee), WR Kenny Golladay (hamstring), RB Dwayne Washington (quad), RB Tion Green, DE Cornelius Washington, and DT Datone Jones are also inactive.
Sun, Oct 15, 2017 11:37:00 AM

Lions RG T.J. Lang said his hip feels better than ever.

Lang had surgery on his troublesome left hip after the season, which forced him to miss the entire offseason program. "I definitely felt rusty football wise, but couldn’t ask for better health right now," Lang said. "It’s probably the best I’ve felt in five years to start training camp." Even with LT Taylor Decker (shoulder) expected to miss the first half of the season, Lang and new RT Rick Wagner should help upgrade Detroit's offensive line.
Mon, Jul 31, 2017 10:18:00 AM

Lions RG T.J. Lang (hip, foot) said he will be ready for training camp.

Lang underwent foot and hip surgeries after the season, but that did not stop the Lions from giving him a three-year, $28.5-million contract early in free agency. The veteran will sit out his first offseason program in Detroit, but he claimed to be a little ahead of schedule in his recovery. With Rick Wagner now at right tackle, the Lions managed to upgrade their offensive line despite losing Larry Warford and Riley Reiff in free agency.
Tue, Apr 25, 2017 12:34:00 PM

Lions signed RG T.J. Lang to a three-year, $28.5 million contract with $19 million guaranteed.

It's a risky signing with Lang entering his age-30 season and coming off foot and hip surgeries, but also a big one for Detroit. Lang is an upgrade on outgoing RG Larry Warford as both a run and pass blocker, and strips the rival Packers of arguably their best offensive lineman. Lang has experience at both guard positions and right tackle. He will likely play right guard with the Lions.
Sun, Mar 12, 2017 01:22:00 PM

Free agent OG T.J. Lang has narrowed his free agent choices down to the Lions, Packers and Seahawks.

Lang has visited all three teams and plans to make his decision on Sunday. The 29-year-old has spent his last eight seasons with Green Bay but could be tempted to join his hometown team in Detroit. Lang has also been impressed by the Seahawks, who have been pushing hard for him since the start of free agency. 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.
Sun, Mar 12, 2017 12:05:00 PM

Jordan Schultz of The Huffington Post reports the Seahawks are "working diligently" to sign free agent OG T.J. Lang.

Lang is reportedly scheduled to visit Seattle on Friday, and Schultz says he is Seattle's "top priority." It makes sense considering how terrible their offensive line was last season and the rapidly diminishing offensive guard market. Lang is Rotoworld's top remaining interior lineman.
Thu, Mar 9, 2017 07:48:00 PM

Free agent OG T.J. Lang will visit the Lions and Seahawks.

Per ESPN's Adam Schefter, the Packers remain in the mix. Lang is the top unsigned interior lineman.
Thu, Mar 9, 2017 04:20:00 PM

The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel's Bob McGinn expects the Packers to let free agent RG T.J. Lang walk.

Lang has already made it clear he plans to test the open market. The dean of Packers reporting, McGinn must have it on good authority Lang will end up outside the Pack's price range. Lang is Rotoworld's No. 2 free agent interior lineman.
Mon, Mar 6, 2017 03:54:00 PM

Packers coach Mike McCarthy said Wednesday that free agent RG T.J. Lang (hip, foot) will be sidelined until training camp.

As Lang is going on 30 and recovering from hip and foot surgeries, his age and health may work against his free-agent popularity. Earlier in the week, Lang stated he intends to test the market. Lang has been a top-15 guard in Pro Football Focus' grades in three straight years. The Packers still hope to re-sign him.
Wed, Mar 1, 2017 08:28:00 PM

Free agent OG T.J. Lang says he's had "good conversations" with the Packers, but that he plans to test the open market.

That's "barring an unexpectedly large offer" from the Pack. Lang said the sides had yet to speak two weeks ago. A Packer since coming into the league in 2009, Lang says he'll give the team the opportunity to match any offer he receives. Lang is Rotoworld's No. 2 free agent interior lineman.
Source: ESPN.com
Tue, Feb 28, 2017 05:27:00 PM

Impending free agent RG T.J. Lang wants to re-sign with the Packers but admitted he hasn't "heard a word from them" about a new contract.

Lang is "preparing for free agency," and that's not to say he won't be back with Green Bay. The Packers have over $40 million in cap space and can bring back Lang rather easily. Entering his age-30 season, Lang will likely be looking for top dollar after another strong season. Behind Kevin Zeitler, Lang is our No. 2 available interior lineman in a strong market for guards.
Mon, Feb 13, 2017 12:16:00 PM

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PosRoleName
QB1Matthew Stafford
2Jake Rudock
3Matt Cassel
RB1Theo Riddick
2LeGarrette Blount
3Ameer Abdullah
4Tion Green
5Dwayne Washington
GLB1LeGarrette Blount
2Tion Green
3RB1Theo Riddick
2Ameer Abdullah
WR11Marvin Jones
2Kenny Golladay
3Andy Jones
4Dontez Ford
WR21Golden Tate
2T.J. Jones
3Jace Billingsley
4Bradley Marquez
WR31Kenny Golladay
TE1Luke Willson
2Michael Roberts
3Levine Toilolo
4Hakeem Valles
5Brandon Barnes
LT1Taylor Decker
2Brian Mihalik
LG1Kenny Wiggins
2Joe Dahl
C1Graham Glasgow
2Wesley Johnson
RG1T.J. Lang
2Leo Koloamatangi
RT1Rick Wagner
2Corey Robinson
3Dan Skipper
K1Matt Prater