Offensive lineman T.J. Lang has agreed to a three-year contract with the Detroit Lions, the team announced Sunday.
He is the second offensive lineman to join the Lions in free agency, along with Rick Wagner, who signed a five-year, $47.5 million deal with $29.5 million guaranteed. Lang and Wagner will be counted on to replace Riley Reiff (Vikings) and Larry Warford (Saints), who left the Lions in free agency, and to help a Detroit offense that ranked 30th in rushing last season.
With T.J. Lang at guard and fellow free agent Rick Wagner at right tackle, the Lions are making a bold attempt at an upgrade on the right side.
It’s not a great draft class for offensive linemen and the pickings are fairly slim on the free-agent market as the Packers look for a right guard.
Lang, who has spent his eight-year NFL career with the Green Bay Packers, made his first Pro Bowl last season at age 29. Despite being hobbled by a nagging hip injury that required postseason surgery and a broken foot, Lang managed to play in all but three games.
Romo has met twice with Cowboys owner Jerry Jones this offseason, including earlier this week when the quarterback’s release looked imminent. Reports out of Houston and Denver have suggested the Texans and Broncos would be interested in Romo — but only as a free agent, not in a trade.
Multiple sources told Schefter on Friday that Fox Sports also is interested in Romo — as a television analyst to replace John Lynch, who left in January to become the 49ers’ general manager.