Packers Pro Bowl guard T.J. Lang believes there’s a good chance he will hit the open market, Rob Demovsky of ESPN.com reports.
That’s how Lang described his mindset a little more than three weeks before the start of free agency.
Lang, who likely would be the Packers’ most expensive free agent to re-sign, said Monday in an interview on SiriusXM NFL Radio that he “hasn’t heard a word” from the Packers about a new contract.
“I said it after the season about obviously wanting to stay in Green Bay, and I still feel that way, but at this point I don’t really have any other options,” Lang said. “I have to prepare as if I’m going to hit the open market and see what the options are.”
“The closer it gets, the more prepared I am to go out and see what’s out there,” Lang said. “A part of me, too, stresses a little bit just [about] the unknown sitting here thinking maybe there will be five, six, seven teams that come after me and then maybe there’s only one team. Maybe there’s not any teams. Are teams going to be turned away because I had the hip surgery even though it’s a pretty common procedure around the NFL?
“But I’m just excited to see what’s going to happen. If Green Bay calls and we can get something done, that would be awesome. But if not, I’m sitting a good spot here, too, coming off a pretty solid year and making my first Pro Bowl, which was a great honor. It’s been so long since I was in this position to choose who I want to play for, since college when I picked Eastern Michigan.”