The Packers former Pro Bowl Guard T.J. Lang, has announced his retirement from the sport of football.
On Friday the 10 year veteran took to twitter to make his departure official.
— TJ Lang (@TJLang70) March 29, 2019
In the Twitter post, Lang thanked the Packers for “taking a chance on a 21 year-old kid,” after they drafted him in 2009 out of Eastern Michigan.
After being drafted by the Packers Lang would become a part of a Super Bowl Championship winning team in Super Bowl XLV, earn a Pro Bowl nod in 2016 and become one of the leagues premier pass protectors.
After his time with the Packers, Lang would sign with his hometown team, the Detroit Lions where he would go to another Pro Bowl in his first season with the team. However, as injuries became a persistent issue, the Lions decided to release Lang after two seasons.
Lang may have retired from playing, but in his post he said he would still like to try and stay close to the game in some capacity.