The Green Bay Packers can cross another 2013 free agent off their list.
According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the Packers and guard T.J. Lang agreed to a four-year extension Monday. Immediate financial details were not released, but Lang will now be under contract with Green Bay through 2015.
TJ Lang has agreed to a 4-year extension with the Packers.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) August 14, 2012
Lang, 24, took over as the Packers starting left guard after Daryn Colledge left in free agency last summer, then started all 17 games for Green Bay in 2011. For reference’s sake, Colledge signed a five-year, $27.5 million deal with $7.5 million in guarantees with the Arizona Cardinals last July.
The Packers originally drafted Lang in the fourth round of the 2009 NFL draft.
According to Pro Football Focus, Lang was the 21st best guard (left or right) in 2011 and the 10th-best interior pass blocker. He allowed just two sacks, one quarterback hit and eight hurries for the pass-happy Packers last season.
Lang was scheduled to be an unrestricted free agent in 2013. Now, the last major name left to be signed next summer is receiver Greg Jennings.