OL Lang leaves Packers, joins Lions

13 March, 2017, 00:34 | Author: Alicia Barber
  • NFL Rumors: Packers, Seahawks & Lions Interested in TJ Lang

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.

When the Green Bay Packers cut Pro Bowl left guard Josh Sitton last September, they had an obvious replacement in Lane Taylor.

"This is where I grew up", Lang said on a conference call Sunday of returning home to play with the Lions.

Lang said during the process that where to raise his family would be part of his decision process. Meanwhile, the Lions' acquisition of Lang solidifies their offensive line both in the passing game and in the run as well. "I was no different and when this opportunity came about I got really excited about it". He has never appeared in fewer than 12 games in a season and played the full 16-game schedule in four of his eight years in the league. He gave up 2.5 sacks over the last two years.

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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.

Lang's agent confirmed the three-year deal on Sunday. "I know that was a big story the past couple weeks, but for me, it's nothing but a positive", he said.

"I'll definitely be ready by training camp, no doubt about it". For the Seahawks, signing Lang would be a change of course after assembling a dirt-cheap and very unimpressive offensive line in 2016, which often showed in their performances.

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