While Packers free agent G T.J. Lang mentioned in an interview with Sirius XM NFL Radio that he has mixed emotions about testing the open market, he’s also “excited to see what other teams think of me.”
Interestingly enough, Lang says that he hasn’t even heard from the Packers about possibly re-signing with them.
“I’ve really enjoyed my time in Green Bay and I’ve played my whole career there,” Lang said, per Sirius Radio. “I haven’t heard a word from them yet.
“I want to stay with thebut I have to prepare for Free Agency.”
Lang previously made it clear that he wanted to re-sign with the Packers.
“I think everybody in this locker room knows that this is where I want to play,” Lang said. “It’s been eight years now. I don’t want to go anywhere. I’ve been saying that since the beginning. I love this team, I love Green Bay, I love everything about being a Packer. I love representing the city and the team. I want to be back. It’s not up to me. This is where I want to be.”
Green Bay surprisingly released veteran G Josh Sitton last year at the start of the season, so it’s possible that they could allow Lang to move on and continue to get younger up front.
The possibility also exists that the Packers could be waiting until closer to the start of free agency before approaching Lang and his reps about a new contract.
Lang, 29, is a former fourth-round pick of the Packers back in 2009. He has played out his four-year, $20.8 million contract that included $5,500,000 guaranteed and will now be among the best available unrestricted free agents next month.
In 2016, Lang appeared in 13 games for the Packers and is rated by Pro Football Focus as the No. 8 guard out of 72 qualifying players.
We have him featured in our Top 100 – 2017 Free Agents list.