Lang agrees to a four-year contract extensionWisconsin Sports
-- Green Bay Packers’ guard T.J. Lang has agreed to a four-year contract extension.
GREEN BAY - Green Bay Packers’ guard T.J. Lang has agreed to a four-year contract extension.
He’s beginning his second year as a full-time starter, and his agent Mike McCartney would not disclose the financial details. Lang said on Twitter quote, “I’m beyond excited to be staying home for another four years – Pack Nation, I won’t let you down.” Four of Green Bay’s five starting offensive linemen are under contract at least through 2013. The only one who’s not is veteran center Jeff Saturday. Right guard Josh Sitton recently signed a five-year extension. Tackles Bryan Bulaga and Derek Sherrod are under contract through 2014, and tackle Marshall Newhouse is signed through next season.
The Packer defensive players are hoping to improve their tackling their season. But they’re not getting much practice at training camp, as coach Mike McCarthy has been forced to lighten up on his contract drills and scrimmages. That’s because 19 players are currently out with injuries. Practice was cut short again yesterday, after fullback John Kuhn went out with a sprained ankle. Perhaps the Packers’ most aggressive tackler, linebacker Desmond Bishop, could be out for the season after his knee-and-hamstring injury from last Thursday night’s exhibition opener. Corner Davon House is also expected to be out for a couple weeks. Yesterday, he was wearing a harness instead of a sling on his dislocated left shoulder. Veteran running back Cedric Benson practiced yesterday after signing a one-year deal on Sunday. But the league’s collective bargaining agreement prohibits him from being in full pads during his first two practices. And the third won’t be until after Thursday night’s Packer home exhibition opener against Cleveland. Coach McCarthy says Benson will not play in that contest.