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 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.