Lions reach 3-year deal with T.J. Lang

Green Bay Packers guard T.J. Lang speaks with the media during an NFL press conference Wednesday Jan. 18, 2017, in Green Bay, Wis. The Packers will play the Atlanta Falcons in the NFC Championship game on Sunday in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Matt Ludtke)

DETROIT (AP) T.J. Lang is switching sides in an NFC North rivalry – and returning to his roots.

The Detroit Lions agreed to a three-year deal with Lang, another significant move to bolster their offensive line in a busy offseason so far. Mike McCartney, Lang’s agent, tweeted news of the contract Sunday. The Lions later confirmed that they had signed the free-agent guard, and made him available to reporters on a conference call.

”I’ve been away for so many years. This is where I grew up. I understand how fans around here are so hungry to have a…