Lions sign ex-Packers RG T.J. Lang

GREEN BAY, Wis. — For the first time in his NFL career, right guard T.J. Lang will wear colors other than green and gold after his agent announced he’d signed a three-year contract with the Detroit Lions.

Lang was a mainstay in keeping Aaron Rodgers upright, spending the first eight years of his career in Green Bay. Terms of his new deal weren’t released, but Lang was told prior to the 2016 season that he was not among the team’s priorities in terms of contract extensions. That same reasoning led to the outright release of Josh Sitton last fall.

29-year-old Lang has never played fewer than 12 games in a given season, but will come into training camp this year fresh off foot and hip surgeries. He was injured late in Green Bay’s NFC championship game loss to Atlanta.

Shields, Burnett, Matthews ruled out vs Lions

GREEN BAY, Wis. — The Green Bay Packers will be more short-handed defensively than they originally thought, with officials ruling out safety Morgan Burnett and linebacker Clay Matthews when they take on the Detroit Lions on Sunday.

Cornerback Sam Shields was ruled out earlier in the week after visiting a concussion specialist.

Green Bay Packers press release:

Packers S Morgan Burnett (groin) and LB Clay Matthews (ankle/hamstring) have been ruled OUT, and DT Letroy Guion (knee) and DE/LB Datone Jones (knee) have been downgraded to doubtful for tomorrow’s game against the Detroit Lions.