Two Time Pro Bowler T.J. Lang announced his retirement on Friday.
At a social media post, the offensive lineman composed:”For the previous 3,624 days I have woken up with one goal in mind-How can I be a better expert football player than I was yesterday? Well, those days are over today. The one thing I ask myself now is how will I be a better husband, dad, brother, son, friend”
Lang, 3-1, was discharged by the Detroit Lions on March 8 having just one year left on his contract ending a question that had lingered throughout the off season.
By releasing himthe Lions stored $8,843,750 in cap room and avoided paying him a $750,000 roster bonus that would have been due at the beginning of league year.
Injuries hampered Lang’s career with the Lions and, despite the close of the summer season he explained he wasn’t sure what his future was going to put up.
Lang created the Pro Bowl in Backtoback years in 20-16 with Green Bay and also 20 17 using the Lions. And when he had been healthy, Lang had been an asset for the Lions.
However he dealt with injuries throughout his two seasons in Detroit, including being limited by six matches last season whilst handling a concussion and a throat trauma among other disorders.
Between the Lions and Packers, he played with in 138 matches, starting 113 of these.
“Whatever the next phase holds, I hope to stay across the sport in some power,” Lang wrote. “It has been an amazing ride. Thankyou all for being a part of it”