TJ Lang to retire

The former Packers guard was released by the Lions in March. 

Former Packers standout TJ Lang is set to retire after being released by the Detroit Lions in early March. 

Lang finishes an outstanding NFL career and will undoubtedly be welcomed into the Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame in the near future.

He was drafted by the Packers in the fourth round of the 2009 draft. He was a selfless player who did anything asked of him by the coaching staff without public complaint and he grew into one of the best guards in the NFL during his time in Green Bay.

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I bleed green more's picture

March 29, 2019 at 01:42 pm

One of my favorite current lineman. He always gave his all and then some.

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The TKstinator's picture

March 29, 2019 at 04:26 pm

Linemen are still underappreciated. Good to know we’ve got knowledgeable fans here!

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Mibster's picture

March 29, 2019 at 02:07 pm

A great lineman! Enjoy your retirement Mr Lang :) and thanks for all you did for Packer Nation!

Mike

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Since'61's picture

March 29, 2019 at 03:54 pm

Enjoyed watching him play. Hope we can find another RG of his caliber soon, very soon. My best wishes for a long, happy and healthy retirement. You’ve earned it. Thanks, Since ‘61

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Demon's picture

March 29, 2019 at 05:26 pm

Was a pleasure to watch TJ play! Tough, gritty, the best compliment you could give Lang is, he was a real football player. Happy retirement TJ.

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Jonathan Spader's picture

March 29, 2019 at 06:27 pm

Loved Lang as a Packer. I'm glad the Lions overpaid him and not the Packers.

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Rossonero's picture

March 30, 2019 at 06:31 am

Me too!

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KnockTheSnotOutOfYou's picture

March 29, 2019 at 06:54 pm

I hope those concussions do not become a problem for him. Very good Packer and need a couple more just like him in his prime in GB

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Doug Niemczynski's picture

March 29, 2019 at 09:00 pm

Get Risner at #30

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Johnblood27's picture

March 29, 2019 at 08:51 pm

loved the way he cleaned up the pile and played enforcer.

we need Risner...

it is a game of replacement...

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jannes bjornson's picture

March 30, 2019 at 07:41 pm

T.J. was a true Pro. Defended his QB. Protected the RBs and WRs in the scrum.

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Rossonero's picture

March 29, 2019 at 08:57 pm

Thanks for giving us some fantastic years, TJ. Enjoy your well deserved retirement.

On a separate note, this is also why:

1. You don't need to spend a 1st or 2nd rd pick on a Guard. Lang was a 4th rd pick. I remember when a lot of mock drafts kept having us blow a 1st rounder on Forrest Lamp in 2017.

2. Ted was smart to let Lang walk. The Lions realized how stupid they were to pay big money to a guy in the twilight of his career, with his injury history.

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Doug Niemczynski's picture

March 29, 2019 at 08:57 pm

Thank you for wearing the green-and-gold!

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Doug Niemczynski's picture

March 29, 2019 at 08:59 pm

Well l, I hope so, otherwise its bye bye and another wasted pick.

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Doug Niemczynski's picture

March 29, 2019 at 09:01 pm

TLJ Lang
TJ Watt
and how about TJ Hockenson!

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Guam's picture

March 30, 2019 at 07:49 am

You are consistent Doug! Hock would be a great addition, but I suspect lots of other teams might want him too. I hope you won't be too disappointed if some other team grabs him before the Packers do. Chuck Noll once said "never fall in love with a player" because I think he knew how fickle the draft could be.

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Guam's picture

March 30, 2019 at 07:43 am

Thanks for many great years TJ. I enjoyed watching you play. Best wishes on your retirement.

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draftnut59's picture

March 31, 2019 at 04:42 am

I loved TJ’s hard work and dedication, but the thing that stood out the most was his passion for the game. He really cared about the game and being the best he could be. Thanks for all of the good memories. You’ll always be one of my favorite Packer lineman.

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