Fourth-round offensive lineman T.J. Lang has signed his rookie contract, the Green Bay Packers announced today.
No terms were disclosed.
UPDATE: According to a league source, Lang signed a four-year contract that included a $502,500 signing bonus.
It includes base salaries of $310,000 in 2009, $395,000 in 2010, $480,000 in 2011 and $565,000 in 2012.
The deal also contains a fourth-year escalator clause that can raise his compensation in 2012 to $1.308 million depending on his playing time.
The versatile former Eastern Michigan plays guard and tackle.
Not missing a start in his final three college seasons, Lang started 26 games at left tackle and 10 more at right tackle.
Now, the Packers have signed five draft picks out of their eight-player rookie class.
Per Lori Nickel of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, Lang has drawn praise from Packers coach Mike McCarthy.
“I think Lang has really made some big steps since he’s been here,” McCarthy told reporters last month. “He seems very natural at playing either tackle or guard and that’s something we’ve had a number of players be able to come in here and do that at the offensive line position. That’s the way you’re able to go from the 53 to the 45 and be able to play on Sundays.
“That’s something he’s shown right away. Athletically, there’s days I thought he was a tackle, there’s days I think he’s a guard. So, that tells you about where his flexibility is physically. Very happy with him.”