The Detroit Lions have a new defensive tackle in
Lions fans might remember Mosley from the hit he laid on quarterback
In a desperation attempt to tie the game trailing by six points, Stafford - then a rookie - scrambled around with no time left on the clock before heaving a pass into the end zone. Right as Stafford let go of the ball, Mosley came in with a textbook hit that separated Stafford's left shoulder.
The Browns secondary was called for interference and the Lions got a untimed down at the 1-yard line.
Stafford, doing his best to avoid trainers and medical personnel, rushed back onto the field to throw the game-tying touchdown to
"I actually just ran into Stafford in the locker room today and the first thing he said was, 'I remember this guy," Mosley told Detroitlions.com after signing his contract. "I said, 'Look, man, I apologize.' He said there were no hard feelings. We shook hands. We're cool.
"You can tell the City of Detroit and all the fans that I apologize."
"All the defensive guys I met -- Coach (defensive line coach Jim) Washburn and Coach Gun (defensive coordinator Gunther Cunningham) -- have the same mentality I have, which is basically kick you know what," Mosley said.
"At the same time, I'm very excited to play with the guys they have here. They have two young beasts at defensive tackle and I'm very excited to play with them."
The Lions have a significant need for depth at defensive tackle with Sammie Hill signing with the Tennessee Titans in free agency and
"It'll be a good rotation there but they are the guys," Mosley said of Suh and Fairley. "I've been told I'm the third tackle. That's what it is and that's my role. I fully grasp that role and I just want it to be a plus for everybody."
Mosley previously played for the Vikings (2005), Jets (2006-08) and Browns (2009). He signed with Jacksonville in October 2010 and was released Monday.