Instant Analysis of Lions signing OG TJ Lang

"It's going to be a tough call", Lang said.

His agent tweeted out word that Lang had agreed to a three-year contract with the Lions, keeping him in the division.

"I'm ready to get it done with", Lang told WXYZ early Sunday.

Lang, a Royal Oak native, attended Birmingham Brother Rice High School and then went on to star at Eastern Michigan University before being drafted by the Green Bay Packers, where he played his first eight seasons professionally. Just loved the attitude around the facility.

For all we obsess over marginally improving all the areas the Lions were weak in 2016, at the beginning of March I wrote the Lions' biggest need is simply to get and keep Matthew Stafford healthy.

Lang said during the process that where to raise his family would be part of his decision process. "Hopefully it's the last time it ever happens".

The Lions had a gaping hole at guard this offseason, as Larry Warford left Detroit to sign with the New Orleans Saints.

Adding Lang completes general manager Bob Quinn's overhaul of the team's offensive line in little more than a year.

He is the second offensive lineman to join the Lions in free agency, along with Rick Wagner, who signed a five-year, $47.5 million deal with $29.5 million guaranteed. Packers coach Mike McCarthy, speaking at the combine, said he didn't anticipate the guard being ready to return to the field until training camp.

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