Lang, 31, was signed as a primary free agent two years ago along with right tackle Rick Wagner to improve the offensive line. Lang played 13 games, all starts, in 2017. He missed three games because of injuries.
He has one year left on his contract. Financial considerations could be another factor in whether he returns to the Lions. That is a common consideration for veteran players who are at the end of their contracts.
“I would be open to playing next year,” Lang said when asked about his contract. “I don’t care what anything else looks like. If I get another chance to be on this team, that would be a great opportunity.”
Lang’s strong connection to Metro Detroit was a factor in his decision to sign with the Lions and could be a factor in why he wants to continue to play. He played high school football at Birmingham Brother Rice and in college at Eastern Michigan University.
He was drafted in the fourth round in 2009 by the Green Bay Packers. He became a full-time starter for the Packers in 2011 and was a popular player in Green Bay, as has been the case with the Lions.