Lions release offensive lineman T.J. Lang

By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

The Detroit Lions have released offensive lineman T.J. Lang. By releasing Lang, the Lions cleared $8.8 million in cap space. 

The 31-year-old Royal Oak, Michigan native spent the last two seasons with the Lions. He started just six games this season. 

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In his two-year career back home, he started just 19 games. He missed 13 games in his career, including 10 during the 2018 season. 

On March 12, 2017, Lang signed a three-year, $28.5 million deal with the Lions. He made $8 million this past season with the Lions. 

Lang has made $26.5 million in base salary in his 10-year career. He has made a grand total of $43.5 million in total case, including signing bonus, roster bonus, workout business, and incentives. 

He battled a neck injury that cost him the 10 games this past season. With neck injuries, it could potentially be career-ending.

Former Seattle Seahawks defensive end Cliff Avril and safety Kam Chancellor suffered neck injuries. They have not played in a game since their injury, and Chancellor has announced he is medically retired. 

He spent the first eight-years of his career with the Green Bay Packers. He was their fourth-round draft pick in the 2009 NFL Draft. 

Before this release, had Lang as the starter at right guard. He was slated to be backed up by Kenny Wiggins and Leo Koloamatangi. 

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