The Miami Dolphins hosted free agent defensive tackle CJ Mosley today, according to the following tweet:
The move is an interesting one for the Dolphins, who seem to have a lot of depth at the defensive tackle spot. The team signed All Pro defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh this offseason, and have Earl Mitchell, A.J. Francis, Anthony Johnson, Kamal Johnson, and Deandre Coleman to battle for the other starting position or the reserve spots on the depth chart. The team also drafted Jordan Phillips this year, a player who could, potentially, fight for the starting position next to Suh as well. Adding Mosley would provide another veteran presence to the group, but may not be a need signing.
Mosley, a 10 year veteran, started his career as a sixth round draft pick of the Minnesota Vikings in 2005. He then played for the New York Jets from 2006 to 2008, before a one-year stint with the Cleveland Browns and three seasons with the Jacksonville Jaguars. He played the last two seasons with the Detroit Lions, where he was a teammate of Suh's. He played 31 games over those two seasons, starting eight last year.
He has a career total of 129 games played, with 31 starts, recording 188 tackels, with 14 sacks, three passes defensed, six forced fumbles, and four fumble recoveries. He tallied 27 tackles and 2.5 sacks last year, a year in which Suh, Mosley, and the rest of the Lions' defense was ranked as the top run stopping unit in the league.
There has been no word on any imminent deal between the Dolphins and Mosley.