Veteran G T.J. Lang Expected To Retire From NFL


Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press reports that former Lions and Packers G T.J. Lang is expected to retire from the NFL.

According to Birkett, Lang has told people close to him he “definitely” has played his last game, and an announcement could come as soon as Friday.

Lang had dealt with a number of injured in recent years and was limited to appearing in just six games last year, due to a neck injury. 

There hasn’t been any reported interest in Lang since he was released by the Lions, but indications have been that he’s likely to call it a career. 

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 when the Lions released him a few weeks ago. 

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

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