Dolphins Thinking Depth, Host DL Mosley

The Dolphins hosted ten year veteran defensive tackle C.J. Mosley yesterday. How would the former Detroit Lion fit in on a talented Miami defensive line?

The Miami Dolphins already made a splash this offseason by adding the most coveted free agent defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh to a hefty six year, 114 million dollar contract. Suh may be getting more than just money in his first year in South Beach.

He may be reunited with his former teammate, C.J. Mosley. Mosley, a 10-year veteran, played his past two seasons with the Detroit Lions alongside Suh. Before that, he spent seasons with the New York Jets, Minnesota Vikings, Cleveland Browns and Jacksonville Jaguars.

Mosley was caught with marijuana during the 2014, and was suspended for two weeks. He later made a public statement apologizing to his team and his family.

It may seem curious that the Dolphins are kicking the tires on someone of Mosley’s age (31), especially considering the Dolphins already boast one of the league’s best defensive lines. However, the Dolphins still lack depth at the position. Other than their projected starting four (Suh, Earl Mitchell or Jordan Phillips, Cameron Wake and Olivier Vernon), the Dolphins really do not have proven players in their second rotation.

The Dolphins, if they plan on signing Mosley at all, will likely ask for a one to two year veteran contract, somewhere in the ballpark of three to four million. A small price to pay for a guy who had two and a half sacks in just eight starts last year for the Lions. Plus, it would be nice to see Ndamukong Suh have a familiar face to play beside next year.


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