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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  • Zain Gowani

    With at least 2 DT’s looking like top 5 talents (and a relatively deep defensive draft), it puts DT on the ever-growing list of Jaguar needs and potential draft picks. Are we just trying to create so many holes that teams behind us will have no idea who we’re going to pick? Because if that’s the case, it’s probably working!

    • Messina

      I think that the Bradley and Caldwell are moving on from truly average players that looked somewhat above average on the Jaguars last season. Caldwell and Co. let Knighton walk, who actually played more snaps than Mosley and had similar stats. If Caldwell is able to trade down and grab another second or third then have no fear. Also, lest we forget the Seahawks draft last year where they hit solid gold on nearly every pick. Now, Bradley didn’t decide on every pick but he has a good eye for defensive talent and Caldwell was part of an Atlanta team that were very good at drafting offensive players, (defensive players is up in the air lol).

    • LukeNSims

      Well we’ve signed Sen’Derrick Marks, so it looks like the mediocrity will likely continue.

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