In accordance with the new rules for the 2015 offseason, the Miami Dolphins might be adding yet another player with a confusing name. If Damien and Damian Williams weren’t tough enough to keep straight last year, the team now has three players named McCain, a player who gets confused with a Saints player sporting a dyslexic version of his own name (Jordan Cameron), and perhaps will have a defensive tackle named C.J. Mosley (not to be confused with the Ravens linebacker by the same name).
According to Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald, the Dolphins brought Mosley in for a visit on Tuesday and have offered him a contract. Besides the Dolphins, he is also weighing offers from the Detroit Lions and one other team.
“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 Jackson. “The ball is in C.J.’s court. A couple of other teams are interested in acquiring CJ. We’re hopeful a decision will be made this week.”
Although a former teammate of Ndamukong Suh, Mosely would strictly be a depth signing for the Dolphins, as the team is pretty much set at every position along the defensive line. He has played for five teams since being drafted by the Vikings in the sixth round of the 2005 NFL draft, and has 12 career sacks.
In his rookie year for Minnesota, Mosley accumulated 19 tackles, 3 sacks, and 1 forced fumble while filling in for an injured Kevin Williams. He was then traded, along with an undisclosed draft pick to the Jets in 2006 for backup quarterback Brooks Bollinger. He played three seasons for the Jets.
Mosley then signed a two-year, $5 million free agent contract with the Cleveland Browns in 2009. He broke his ankle late in that season and was placed on injured reserve and then cut after just one season. He then signed with the Jacksonville Jaguars in 2010, was cut in 2011, then re-signed in 2012. He was released following the 2012 season.
Mosley signed with the Detroit Lions in 2013 and played sparingly that season. Last season, the Lions sent him home early from their game in London after they discovered marijuana in his hotel room. He was subsequently cut.
This story was written by Eldon Jenson. Follow him on Twitter @EJFootball.