The NFL announced on Friday that Detroit Lions guard T.J. Lang will be part of the 2018 Pro Bowl team. Lang was added to the roster to replace Washington guard Brandon Scherff, who will not play in the game due to an injury.
Lang was named to the Pro Bowl after his 2016 season with the Green Bay Packers, but his hip injury held him out of the game. This will be the first Pro Bowl appearance in his nine-year career.
Lang played in 13 of 16 games this season and finished with an overall Pro Football Focus rating of 79.1, good for 14th among all NFL guards.
Lang becomes the first Lions offensive lineman to earn a Pro Bowl nod since center Kevin Glover in 1997. Lang finished as a third alternate for the Pro Bowl this year.
Lang now joins Darius Slay as the sole two Lions representatives for the Pro Bowl. Matthew Stafford, Jamal Agnew, Marvin Jones Jr. and Glover Quin are all alternates as well, but have not been called up as of Friday.
The Pro Bowl will be played Sunday, Jan. 28 at 3 p.m. ET and will be aired live on ABC and ESPN.