The two-time Pro Bowler and ten-year veteran T.J. Lang was recently released by the Detroit Lions after two season in the Motor City and is now in need of a new team. Given his age and his healthy that held him back to just six games in 2018, a year after his second Pro Bowl appearance, Lang could come to Tampa Bay at a relatively cheap cost.
Starting his career as a Green Bay Packer in after being selected in the fourth round, Lang has been a full time starter in the NFL since 2011 and has won one Super Bowl as a member of the cheeseheads. Now looking for his third team, the Buccaneers would be an interesting fit for the gritty 31-year-old guard.
With a desperate need at right guard to solidify the glaring hole on their offensive line, Lang could provide a nice bridge if the Buccaneers deem that Alex Cappa is not ready to start. While it is not expected that Jason Licht will use a valuable asset in the top half of the draft on another interior offensive lineman two years in a row, Lang could give Tampa Bay a bit of stability in the mean time.
Coming off of a massive deal with the Lions that netted Lang $8 million annually, the veteran guard will be lucky to get half that amount on his next deal, and may find that this could be the last contract that he gets. If the Buccaneers can get him to come to Tampa Bay on a deal worth around $4 million, it would be worth shuffling a few dollars around for.