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C.J. Mosley signs with Dolphins

Former Detroit Lions defensive tackle C.J. Mosley is officially joining Ndamukong Suh in Miami.

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Another former Detroit Lions defensive tackle is taking his talents to South Beach:

C.J. Mosley went from having seemingly no interest on the open market to signing with the Miami Dolphins in less than a week, so let's recap how we got to this point:

  • Last Friday, there were conflicting reports on the Lions' interest in signing Mosley. A report from MLive indicated that the Lions were actively negotiating with Mosley and wanted to re-sign him, whereas a report from ESPN said that the Lions had already "moved on" from him.

  • On Monday, we found out that Mosley had a visit lined up with an unknown team. A day later, it was revealed that Mosley visited the Dolphins, and Dave Birkett reported that three teams were interested in Mosley.

  • On Wednesday, the Miami Herald reported that the Dolphins made Mosley a contract offer. It didn't seem like an immediate decision was coming from Mosley on whether or not to take that offer, but he has now been signed by the Dolphins.

I'm still not convinced the Lions ever had interest in re-signing Mosley. The thinking for months has been that the Lions didn't want to re-sign him because he was suspended and sent home from London last season for allegedly being caught with marijuana. Perhaps seeing their defensive tackles perform in OTAs led the Lions to decide that re-signing Mosley was a necessary move after all, but it doesn't seem like there was any urgency on their part to get him back under contract.

In any case, Mosley is now off to Miami. In Detroit, meanwhile, it still appears that the Lions' top four at defensive tackle will feature Haloti Ngata, Tyrunn Walker, Gabe Wright and Caraun Reid.