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Dolphins offer contract to defensive lineman C.J. Mosley

Detroit Lions defensive tackle C.J. Mosley sits on the bench during the second half against the New Orleans Saints in Detroit on Oct. 19, 2014.
Detroit Lions defensive tackle C.J. Mosley sits on the bench during the second half against the New Orleans Saints in Detroit on Oct. 19, 2014. FILE PHOTO

Might the Dolphins’ already fierce defensive line get even better?

That’s the plan. The Dolphins have offered a contract to defensive tackle C.J. Mosley, a journeyman run-stopper who last played with the Detroit Lions. Mosley was in town to meet with the team Tuesday.

“He had a great visit, and the Dolphins made clear they would love to add him as soon as possible,” his agent, Harold Lewis, told the Miami Herald. “The ball is in C.J.’s court. A couple of other teams are interested in acquiring C.J. We’re hopeful a decision will be made this week.”

One of those teams interested in signing Mosley is the Lions, who used him as a third lineman last year.

There’s an obvious tie between Mosley, a free agent, and the Dolphins’ front office. From 2006-2008, he played for the Jets, Dolphins executive vice president of football operations Mike Tannenbaum’s former team.

Mosley, 6-2 and 310 pounds, also has had stops in Minnesota, Cleveland and Jacksonville.

Should he sign with the Dolphins, he would join an already loaded position. The Dolphins broke the bank in March for Ndamukong Suh and drafted Jordan Phillips in the second round. Plus they bring back Earl Mitchell, A.J. Francis and Anthony Johnson from 2014.

Mosley has 188 tackles and four sacks in his 10-year career.

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