DT C.J. Mosley (AP Images)
The proposition of playing alongside Ndamukong Suh
and Nick Fairley
was intriguing enough for free agent defensive tackle C.J. Mosley
to sign a two-year contract with the Detroit Lions after his visit Wednesday.
The 6-2, 310-pound Mosley is a good fit for a Lions' team looking to add interior-line depth. He started a career-high 13 games for Jacksonville in 2012, racking up 45 tackles and 2.5 sacks.
Mosley, 29, was released by Jaguars Monday in a cost-cutting move, according to reports out of Jacksonville.
The Lions have a significant need for depth at defensive tackle with Sammie Hill
signing with the Tennessee Titans in free agency and Corey Williams
still testing the free agent waters.Ogemdi Nwagbuo
and Jimmy Saddler-McQueen
are currently on the roster, but the more the merrier when it comes to depth along the defensive line.
Mosley previously played for the Vikings (2005), Jets (2006-08) and Browns (2009). He signed with Jacksonville in October 2010.
Lions fans might remember Mosley from the hit he laid on Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford
at the end of the Cleveland game in 2009 that separated Stafford’s left shoulder. Stafford came back onto the field the next play to throw the game-winning touchdown to Brandon Pettigrew
with no time left, kick-starting Stafford’s career in Motown.