T.J. Lang signs 3-year contract with Detroit Lions

Posted at 12:59 PM, Mar 12, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-12 16:40:18-04

Just over an hour after saying the Detroit Lions were a finalist to land free agent offensive lineman T.J. Lang, Lang has signed a deal with the Lions.

Lang, 29, has spent the last eight seasons with the Green Bay Packers, and said they were a finalist along with the Lions and Seattle Seahawks on the Suburban Ford 7 Sports Cave Sunday morning.

According to Adam Schefter of ESPN, the contract will be for three years. 

"I felt like those are the three teams ready to win now and have a great attitude around the program," Lang said on the Suburban Ford 7 Sports Cave.

He said he had a great visit in Detroit with the coaches and everyone, saying "I love the attitude out there."

This is the the second major signing the Lions have made on the offensive line. They also signed Rick Wagner to a 5-year deal worth $9.5 million a year.

Lang was a pro bowler last year for the first time in his career. He is from the area, attending Brother Rice before playing at Eastern Michigan for four years.

He will replace Larry Warford who signed with the New Orleans Saints.