Lang’s contract worth just more than Warford’s
Allen Park — The contract figures are out for T.J. Lang.
It was already known the Lions inked the Pro Bowl guard to a three-year deal worth $28.5 million. On Wednesday, the breakdown became available.
Lang received $8 million to sign. As with all signing bonuses, that amount is spread evenly over the length of contract for salary cap purposes.
Lang has base salaries of $3 million, $8 million and $8.25 million. His salary is fully guaranteed this season and next. Additionally, he has per game roster bonuses of $15,625 all three years and a $500,000 roster bonus in 2019.
Lang’s cap numbers are $5.92 million in 2017, $10.92 million in 2018 and $11.67 million in 2019.
Those numbers are slightly more, annually, than the contract Larry Warford received from the New Orleans Saints. The four-year, $34 million pact included an $8.4 million signing bonus and cap hits of $3.4 million, $9 million, $10.6 million and $10.6 million.
Both deals are essentially guaranteed for the first two years. The extra year for Warford makes sense given he’s four years younger than Lang.