Add guard T.J. Lang to the list of the players who wants nothing to do with the Hall of Fame game.
The NFL has requested the Green Bay Packers participate in the game, which is held in Canton, Ohio each year during Hall of Fame induction weekend. The Packers are a target because Brett Favre is headlining the 2016 Hall of Fame class.
The game would give the Packers a fifth preseason game or, in other words, another opportunity for someone to suffer a season-ending injury before the real season even begins.
Aaron Rodgers has publicly stated his dislike for the game. Now Lang has followed suit.
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Will the Packers be spared from the game if the players are publicly vocal about it?
We have our doubts.
The decision will ultimately come down to the league and Packers management, i.e. president Mark Murphy.
Murphy is a company man and isn’t likely to do anything to displease the league.