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T.J. Lang wants to continue with Lions, and has message for the fans

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It wasn’t the season that Detroit Lions guard T.J. Lang envisioned.

He finished the year on the injured reserve list after suffering yet another concussion, an injury he’s suffered multiple times in his career. He started six games at right guard, missing three games due to head, back, and neck injuries, before being placed on injured reserve on November 14.

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His health is a concern and will be a factor on whether or not he decides to continue his career. But if he’s able to continue, he wants it to be in the Honolulu blue.

“As far as health goes, I think I’m good,” Lang said.. “I’ve been working out, doing everything I can off to the side. I don’t think anybody wants to walk away from the game right after the season. That obviously takes some time to ponder and think about and talk about.”

Will a decision on his future be made in the near future? Not likely, he says.

“I’m not going to make a decision one way or the other any time soon. I had a lot of time off. I’ve been trying to keep myself busy around here helping out in different ways with the guys….I think everybody wants to have a chance to go out on their own terms, and I’m no different.”

Should Lang be healthy enough to play in 2019, it is a contract year. Signed from divisional rival Green Bay two years ago, Lang has one year remaining on his deal. Of course, Lang has connections to metro-Detroit, hailing from Royal Oak and having played college football at Eastern Michigan University in Ypsilanti and high school football at Birmingham Brother Rice.

Naturally, he understands the fans frustration with the team. But Lang has a message for the fans who are sticking by the team – don’t give up on us.

“The big picture is that everybody’s in this together,” he said. “We know our fans are diehards. Just look at the games we play on the road. You see the blue and silver. It’s unbelievable the support we have. I’ve got kind of a different perspective than a lot of the guys in this locker room. I was a fan of this team for a long time growing up. I lived here, and I’ll be here the rest of my life.

“I get it (fan frustration). I understand it. At the end of the day, this is a city that deserves a winning football team. We want to give it to them. Unfortunately, it didn’t happen this year.

“It comes down to, don’t give up on us.”

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Former Detroit Lions’ CB Nevin Lawson tweets message for Kelly Stafford and her family

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Earlier this week, Kelly Stafford‘s brother posted a photo on Instagram which showed Kelly in the hospital preparing for brain surgery.

Since that post, there have not been any updates on Kelly and all we can do is keep her in our thoughts and prayers that all went well and she has a speedy and successful recovery.

On Saturday night, former Detroit Lions‘ cornerback Nevin Lawson took to Twitter to send his prayers out for Kelly the Stafford family.

Please continue to pray for Kelly Stafford and her family as they go through this difficult time.

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Detroit Lions ‘All-Local’ 2019 NFL Mock Draft

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This coming Thursday, the 2019 NFL Draft will officially begin.

Over the past few months, if you are anything like me, you have read literally hundreds upon hundreds of Detroit Lions’ mock drafts.

So, I figured it would be fun to think outside the box (but inside the state) to come up with what an ‘All-local’ Lions draft could look like.

Check it out.

Round 1 – Devin Bush Jr. (LB) Michigan or Rashan Gary (DL) Michigan

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Round 2 – Justin Layne (CB) Michigan State or David Long (CB) Michigan

Round 3 – Sean Bunting (CB) Central Michigan or Chase Winovich (DL) Michigan

Round 4 – Maxx Crosby (Edge) Eastern Michigan

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Round 5 – Khari Willis (S) Michigan State

Round 6 – Xavier Crawford (CB) Central Michigan

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Round 6 – Karan Higdon (RB) Michigan

Round 7 – Zach Gentry (TE) Michigan

Round 7 – LJ Scott (RB) Michigan State

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Now, I know there is a .0000001% chance of this actually happening, but those players should be available when the Lions are on the clock in each round.

If you want to read my ‘Detroit Lions’ Perfect 2019 NFL mock draft’ please click on the link below. It also includes a local player.

Detroit Lions’ Perfect 2019 NFL Mock Draft: Final Edition

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JUST IN: Detroit Lions drop 2019 schedule hype video

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The 2019 NFL Draft is less than a week away and on Friday the team dropped a 2019 schedule hype video.

Check it out!

Nation, what will the Lions record be in 2019?

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