General manager Bob Quinn said in the NFL scouting combine a week which the team was deciding on what to do with the former Pro Bowler, that the team signed into a deal before the 20 17 season.

“We’d prefer to thank T.J. Lang because of his two seasons with the Lions. “We all publicly saw him perform on the field in an extremely substantial level, however what had been seen at the building every day was a player who had great direction, passion and professionalism for the game of football.

“It meant alot for T.J. to play in his home and we have the most respect for him as a guy. We need T.J. and his family all the finest as time goes on “

The Lions avoided paying him a $750,000 roster bonus which could have been next week and stored $ 8,843,750 in cap room by publishing the 31-year-old Lang.

Injuries hampered Lang’s career even, with the Lions and toward the season’s close he explained he wasn’t certain what his future was going to put on.

Lang, who reacted to his release on Twitter, made the Pro Bowl in back to back years in 20-16 with Green Bay and 20 17 with the Lions. And when he had been healthy, Lang had been a great asset for the Lions.

But he coped with injuries including being limited by six games a year whilst dealing one of other ailments.

Lang has been a stalwart at right guard for Green Bay, before you go to Detroit. Between the Lions and Packers, he has played 138 games, starting 113 of these.