Lions Release Veteran G T.J. Lang


The Detroit Lions announced Friday that they’ve released veteran G T.J. Lang.

Here’s the statement from Detroit regarding the move:

“We would like to personally thank T.J. Lang for his two seasons with the Lions. He represented everything you could want from a football player and team captain. We all publicly saw him perform on the field at a very high level, but what was seen in the building every day was a player who had great leadership, professionalism and passion for the game of football. It meant a lot for T.J. to play in his home city and we have the utmost respect for him as a man. We wish T.J. and his family all the best in the future.”

Lang, 31, is a former fourth-round pick of the Packers back in 2009. He has played out his four-year, $20.8 million contract before agreeing to a three-year, $28.5 million contract from the Lions with $19 million fully guaranteed with the Lions in 2017.

Lang was set to make a base salary of $8.25 million for the 2019 season.

According to, releasing Lang will free up $8,843,750 of available cap space while creating $2,666,668 in dead money. 

In 2018, Lang appeared in six games for the Lions.

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