NFC North: John Teerlinck

We've spent much of the offseason debating the future configuration of Green Bay's offensive line. But as it turns out, some of those possibilities will have to be placed on hold.

Second-year guard/tackle T.J. Lang had wrist surgery April 5 and isn't expected to participate in offseason team activities this spring. Jason Wilde of ESPNMilwaukee.com reports Lang should be ready when training camp begins at the end of July.

According to Greg A. Bedard of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Lang fractured the scaphoid bone in his left wrist during a practice in December. The injury didn't improve during the early stages of the offseason, necessitating surgery. When he's healthy, Lang could be in play for both the left guard and right tackle positions.

Continuing around the NFC North:

  • Green Bay left tackle Chad Clifton discusses the flood damage his farm sustained in Tennessee. Here's Lori Nickel's report in the Journal Sentinel.
  • Former Minnesota defensive lineman John Randle has selected former Vikings defensive line coach John Teerlinck to introduce him for his induction into the Pro Football Hall of Fame this summer, according to the Star Tribune.
  • Nicholas J. Cotsonika of the Detroit Free Press considers the future of Lions safety Daniel Bullocks.
  • Can Chicago receiver Johnny Knox succeed in Mike Martz's offense? That's one of the questions Jeff Dickerson addresses in this ESPNChicago.com mailbag.
  • Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune culls some Bears draft knowledge from the now-infamous photograph of Dallas' draft board.

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