T.J. Lang Gets Contract Extension
The Green Bay Packers signed left guard T.J. Lang to a four-year contract extension Monday.
Terms of the deal weren’t initially released, but the announcement came via Lang’s agent, Mike McCartney, on Twitter. Lang followed up with confirmation.
Thanks for all the love! I’m beyond excited to be staying home for another 4 years. Pack nation I won’t let you down!
We now know the deal is worth $20.8 million in new money and included a $5.5 million signing bonus.
Lang started all 16 games for the Packers in 2011, his first as a starter. He was drafted by the team in 2009 out of Eastern Michigan.
Lang, who would have become a free agent after the season, is the second player the Packers have extended since training camp started. Tim Masthay got a four-year deal earlier this month.
The elephant in the room remains Greg Jennings, who’s in the final year of his contract and probably wants to be paid like one of the best receivers in the league.
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