After losing backup defensive tackle Sammie Lee Hill to the Tennessee Titans, the Lions have a need behind starters Ndamukong Suh and Nick Fairley. Early in the off-season, they brought in veteran defensive tackle Mike Patterson for a visit.
Today, NFL Networks Michelle Beisner reported that C.J. Mosley will visit the Lions.
Veteran DT CJ Mosley, released by JAX yesterday, will be on a plane tonight to visit with The Lions – per source close to the situation.
— Michelle Beisner (@MichelleBeisner) April 2, 2013
The former sixth-round pick by Minnesota in 2005, Mosley has spent time with the Vikings, Cleveland Browns, New York Jets, and Jacksonville in eight NFL seasons.
The 6’2, 314 pound defensive tackle has been known for his run defense prowess. In 2012, he posted a +7.1 run defensive rating, with a -1.3 pass rush rating, according to Pro Football Focus. He posted a career-high 45 tackles with 2 1/2 sacks last season in 13 games started. According to Rotoworld, Mosley was slated to make $2.475 million in 2013 before his release.