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GREEN BAY, Wis. It continues to be a busy week for Green Bay Packers general manager Ted Thompson. One day after signing free agent running back Cedric Benson, the Packers have agreed to a four-year contract extension with starting left guard T.J. Lang.
The deal was announced on Twitter by Lang's agent, Mike McCartney.
Soon after, Lang sent out a message of his own.
"Thanks for all the love!," Lang posted on Twitter. "I'm beyond excited to be staying home for another 4 years. Pack nation I won't let you down!"
Lang, a fourth-round pick by Green Bay in 2009, was set to become an unrestricted free agent after this season. He is now set to stay with the Packers through 2016.
Lang became a full-time starter for the first time last season, beating out 2011 first-round pick Derek Sherrod, who is more suited for an offensive tackle position.
According to the ratings on ProFootballFocus.com, Lang was the 10th-best offensive guard in the NFL last season...
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I don’t normally criticize things the Packers do, but this really seems like the Packers are buying high. Lang only has one year of starting experience and it’s not like he was an elite guard or anything last year. Making 15 starts, including playoffs, he graded out as ProFootballFocus’ 19th ranked guard. He’s better in pass protection, where he ranked 6th at his position...
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According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the Green Bay Packers have signed free agent running back Cedric Benson to a one-year deal.
Former Bengals RB Cedric Benson officially signed a one-year deal with the Green Bay Packers.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) August 12, 2012
Benson was brought in to help the Packers create a running game that’s been nonexistent in training...