The Miami Dolphins and C.J. Mosley have agreed to terms on a one year deal. Mosley will reunite with former Detroit Lions’ teammate and good friend Ndamukong Suh in Miami, and will likely back up Suh and starting DT Earl Mitchell.
Last year, in fifteen games with the Lions, Mosley had 26 tackles and 2.5 sacks, he also started 8 of those games for the Lions. Mike Tannenbaum, who is the Phins’ new executive vice president of football operations, is familiar with Mosley. From 2006-2008, Mosley played under Tannenbaum when he was with the Jets, accumulating 39 tackles and 5.0 sacks in 3 seasons with New York. Mosley is also very durable and has only missed four games in his 10 year career.
Miami was searching for more depth on the defensive line and worked out Mosley last week. With all the previous connections on this team, it was a no brainer for him to sign with the Dolphins, giving them one of the best backup linemen in all of the NFL. With the signing, the Dolphins then went on to part ways with DT Kamal Johnson.
The run defense was not good for the Dolphins last year, and that was one of the biggest issues heading into the offseason. They seemed to address that part of the defense when they signed Suh to a mega deal, and also used a second round pick to draft DT Jordan Phillips. Going into the season, the run defense could be on par with the excellent pass rush they already have. Lookout for Miami in a vastly improved AFC East, as they could be serious contenders to the New England Patriots reign for the division title.