T.J. Lang down to Lions, Packers and Seahawks

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Free agent offensive lineman T.J. Lang is closing in on a decision.

Lang said in a TV appearance in his hometown of Detroit that he’s down to three teams. The Lions are one; the Seahawks and Packers are the others.

“I felt like those are the three teams ready to win now and have a great attitude around the program,” Lang said on WXYZ in Detroit.

Lang, 29, said he’s been wrestling with the decision and expects to make it Sunday or Monday. He’s played his entire eight year career with the Packers and has been the team’s starting right guard for the past four seasons.

The Seahawks need an offensive line upgrade. The Lions have already spent significant money on bringing in tackle Rick Wagner from the Ravens.

Lang has also played on the left side and at tackle. He’s started 94 of 119 career games.

36 responses to “T.J. Lang down to Lions, Packers and Seahawks

  1. If he likes high scoring games he’ll probably stay with the Packers where he gets a front row seat to see whoever hangs 40+ on their defense that Ted can’t fix.

  2. I really need to see the Seahawks step up to the plate. Most of the quality offensive linemen are already off the board. It seems as if having our franchise QB and both roster HBs injured in the season isn’t a big enough indicator that we NEED an upgrade to our line. Pay up or shut up.

  3. I thought this was the 3 teams before he went on visits. Detroit….he’s home and ends career with extra vacation weeks. Green Bay….great but oddly annoying to players QB. Seattle…..where it’s QB went Hollywood and now spends most of his nerdy off time being a pillow boy to Ciara. A lot to think about.

  4. tjacks7 says:
    Mar 12, 2017 12:59 PM
    If he likes high scoring games he’ll probably stay with the Packers where he gets a front row seat to see whoever hangs 40+ on their defense that Ted can’t fix.
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    Negative comments about the Packers from a Viking fan, of all things.

    That’s just precious.

  5. …after a few games with a new team he’ll notice that his ears no longer ring from the sound of Erin’s persistent whining.

  6. I respect Lang’s decision 99.9 percent of the world would take the highest money offered . If Lang goes , really hope Ted takes a hard look at Hightower.

    This is an impact linebacker who can change a game on defense. Truth is ryan and Martinez and Joe Thomas are just guys this man is a game changer.

  7. kylionsfan says:
    Mar 12, 2017 12:57 PM
    Schefter just reported Lions landed Lang!!!! Very excited!!!
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    I gave you a thumbs up because it appears to be true, not that I like it. Good luck T.J. We’re gonna miss you on this side of Lake Michigan.

  8. tjacks7 says:
    Mar 12, 2017 12:59 PM
    If he likes high scoring games he’ll probably stay with the Packers where he gets a front row seat to see whoever hangs 40+ on their defense that Ted can’t fix.

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    Can’t wait for Candy Crush to come out with a low cost version so you can upgrade to occupy your time.

  9. Lang was an excellent player for the Packers. The Lions got a very good lineman who has a lot left in his tank.
    I wish him well, but not against the Packers, of course.

  10. Great player. Great Packer. TJ leaves Green Bay with a Superbowl ring, and the legacy of a World Champion.

    And Ted will get a 3rd or 4th round compensatory pick for a guy he drafted 8 years ago in the 4th round.

    Brilliance.

  11. Now tt is replacing Lang with Erin playing both qb and guard. Unless tt wants to help phau that position Erin is going to hey killed on every snap.

  12. What these silly Viking fans don’t seem to understand is that this won’t make any difference at all when the 2017 season comes to an end.

    With or without T. J. Lang, the Packers will still be at the top, and the second-rate Vikings will still be looking up.

    All of you know this to be true.

  13. codythao35 says:
    Mar 12, 2017 1:57 PM
    Now tt is replacing Lang with Erin playing both qb and guard. Unless tt wants to help phau that position Erin is going to hey killed on every snap.
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    Wow, drinking already, I see. Sad. I can only assume you are not familiar with the Packers’ roster. The Packers have a second round pick from last season named Jason Spriggs that will slide right into the spot. He’s still young, but he did pretty well filling in last year when T.J. was banged up.

  14. The root of Seattles problem, isn’t failure to sign someone else’s talent. It’s recognizing and developing their own in a timely fashion. Trying to put a Lang bandaid on a major problem area would probably just backfire with one rolled up on play in week 3. Figure out the source of this issue and correct it.

  15. To the poster directly above me; the root of Seattle’s oline problem is Tom Cable. He’s made out to be some sort of Dante Scarnnachia clone, when he isn’t. But Seattle’s front office believe this nonsense, and so under-invests on offense linemen, thinking that Cable can, a la Scarrnachia, magically transform mid and late round linemen into first rounders. He can’t, and it’s time for Seattle to admit this.

  16. So Lang didn’t get a big deal out of the gate and Seattle probably probably did their best to low-ball him.

    All things being equal, Lang probably goes to Seattle, but Detroit had deeper pockets.

    Its not about philosophy for the Seahawks here. This was about $$$$

  17. With or without T. J. Lang, the Packers will still be at the top
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    Sure, they’ll go 11-5 again, and lose in the Divisional Round.

    Packers fans really have lost touch with what “the top” means.

    We’ve had 2 of the VERY best QBs of all-time over the last 25 years and have 2 Championships to show for it. Division Titles and Wild Card wins are meaningless at this point as far as I’m concerned.

  18. TJ Lang signed with the hometown Detroit Lions Sunday.he will be missed in Green Bay but the beat will go on in Titletown as usual.they need some good defensive players who seek the playoffs and Super Bowl to sign with them.

  19. TJ was a great Packer. He wanted to stay in GB but he couldn’t get TT to open the vault far enough.

    Unfortunately teams can’t keep everyone. Time to get guys that can stay healthy which generally means younger guys to TT.

    Guard are easier to find and develop than tackles which is probably what TT is thinking.

  20. To the poster directly above me; the root of Seattle’s oline problem is Tom Cable. He’s made out to be some sort of Dante Scarnnachia clone, when he isn’t.
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    Were you calling Scarnecchia a magician when Brady was sacked 40 times in 2013?

    Seattle took a calculated risk on their line last year and it backfired. Same as the Pats in 2013.

    .. funny how people weren’t complaining about the Seahawks O-line play in their 2 Super Bowl seasons. Those lines actually gave up MORE sacks (44, 42 – 41 2016) and a higher % of sacks as well (9.8, 8.5 – 7% 2016, lowest of his career actually)

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