ALLEN PARK — T.J. Lang’s season is over.
The Detroit Lions introduced Wednesday afternoon they’re transferring their ailing proper guard to injured reserve. He is presently coping with a neck damage that held him out of final week’s loss towards Chicago.
Lang has been a superb participant for Detroit since becoming a member of his hometown crew final season, and even made the Professional Bowl that 12 months. However the accidents have derailed his profession. He missed three video games in 2017 due to mind, again and foot accidents, and was restricted a lot of the 12 months.
However none of his accidents required surgical procedure to repair for the primary time in three years, and he headed into 2018 hopeful that his physique would maintain up. As a substitute, it broke down much more.
Lang has performed simply 282 snaps whereas battling mind, again, hip and neck accidents. He is performed in only one full sport all season. And together with his transfer to IR now official, the query turns into whether or not he is already performed his closing sport in Detroit.
He’s set to rely $11.7 million towards the cap subsequent season, with $2.7 million in lifeless cash. That is $9 million in potential cap financial savings if Detroit strikes on.
Detroit additionally introduced it has signed cornerback Mike Ford, which nonetheless leaves one roster spot open.