July 27, 2012; Jacksonville FL, USA; Jacksonville Jaguars defensive lineman CJ Mosley (99) greets a fan before the first afternoon of training camp practice at Florida Blue Health

C.J. Mosley Released By Jaguars

Jaguars beat writer Ryan O’Halloran as well as Jaguars.com senior writer John Oehser, have reported that the Jaguars have released defensive tackle C.J Mosley. Mosley took over the starting DT spot from Terrence Knighton after the Knighton’s injury and recovery.

Mosley did a pretty good job stuffing up the running lanes, but it is questionable if he was worth the 3 year 7.5 million dollar contract that former general manager Gene Smith gave him last off season. In addition, Mosley will be 30 before the season begins (August 6th).  Mosley worked hard to become a starter with the Jaguars, but he has a low ceiling and would likely not be a starter on other teams.  I wish him the best of luck but I’m glad the Jaguars are moving past him to better players.

I am sure now everyone and their brother is connecting the dots between Gus Bradley and former Seattle Seahawks defensive tackle Alan Branch. I for one would not be opposed to the signing of Branch.  Branch could offer some versatility and would make the rotation of Roy Miller, Tyson Alualu, and Branch a dominating threesome along the interior of the defensive line.

Now, lets hope this wasn’t an April fools joke.

– Kyle Messina

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