Monday, August 13, 2012

T.J. Lang Agrees To A Four-Year Extension

It's been reported by Adam Schefter that the Green Bay Packers have extended the contract of T.J. Lang.
After they allowed Daryn Colledge and Scott Wells to depart as free agents over the past two years, it's not a big surprise to see them extend Lang's contract. I've been expecting it for a while.

He struggled as a rookie when he was forced to start at tackle, but last season he beat out Derek Sherrod for the starting LG job, and started every game while surrendering only 2.5 sacks and committing 7 penalties. He could do a better job of avoiding the false start penalties, but Aaron Rodgers has a notorious hard count and Lang has never been flagged for holding.

The terms haven't been released, but GM Ted Thompson isn't known for overpaying players. I guess he'll receive around $5 to $6 million per season, which would be less than Josh Sitton is being paid (over $8 million per season), and approximately what Colledge and Wells are being paid by Arizona and St. Louis, respectively. That's a fair deal for a 24 year old starter.

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