Allen Park – The Detroit Lions will have a second Pro Bowler. Guard T.J. Lang has been invited to participate in the game after Washington’s Brandon Scherff pulled out with an injury. Lang will join teammate Darius Slay in Orlando.
Lang battled his own injuries in his first season with the Lions, missing three games due to a back strain, foot injury and concussion.
In total, he played 808 offensive snaps for the Lions in 13 starts. Pro Football Focus ranked him as the 14th best guard last season, with the fifth-best grade in pass protection.
Lang is the Lions first offensive lineman to be named to the Pro Bowl since Kevin Glover in 1997.