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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
Contract: view contract details

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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. Oct 15 - 11:37 AM

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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.
Jul 31 - 10:18 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.
Apr 25 - 12:34 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.
Mar 12 - 1:22 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.
Mar 12 - 12:05 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.
Mar 9 - 7:48 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.
Mar 9 - 4:20 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.
Mar 6 - 3:54 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.
Mar 1 - 8:28 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.
Feb 28 - 5:27 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.
Feb 13 - 12:16 PM

Impending free agent RG T.J. Lang will undergo foot and hip arthroscopic surgeries on Friday.

Termed as "scopes," these are minor procedures that should have minimal effect on Lang's offseason availability. Lang expressed a desire to re-sign with the Packers following their loss to the Falcons. Lang is entering his age-30 campaign and graded out as Pro Football Focus' No. 6 right guard in the regular season.
Jan 23 - 12:20 PM

Packers RG T.J. Lang (foot) is active Week 14 against the Seahawks.

Lang will get his first action since injuring his foot Week 10 against the Titans. His return could help a struggling running game.
Sun, Dec 11, 2016 03:02:00 PM

Packers RG T.J. Lang (foot) has been ruled out for Week 13.

With J.C. Tretter (knee) also sidelined, the Packers will be down two offensive linemen against the Texans. It'd be a bigger concern if Green Bay had a running game. Jason Spriggs should start in Lang's place.
Source: ESPN
Sat, Dec 3, 2016 03:11:00 PM

Packers RG T.J. Lang (ankle) is out indefinitely.

Speaking Friday, coach Mike McCarthy ruled out Lang for Sunday night's clash with Washington and indicated he could be staring at a multi-week absence. Don Barclay is a significant downgrade in both run blocking and pass protection. It does look like LT David Bakhtiari (knee) will be ready to go against the Skins.
Fri, Nov 18, 2016 01:10:00 PM

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