Monday, April 1, 2013
Jaguars cut Mosley, will host Marks
By Paul Kuharsky
C.J. Mosley will be 30 in August and he’s been somewhat of a journeyman in his eight NFL seasons. The Jacksonville Jaguars cut him Monday per John Oehser of the team’s website (hat tip to PFT). So Mosley will seek a fifth team if his career is to continue.
He started 12 games for Jacksonville last season ahead of Terrance Knighton, who was unable to effectively serve as a run stopper on early downs. Knighton left as a free agent and signed with Denver.
Mosley played 54 percent of the snaps on defense and 20 percent of the plays on special teams.
The Jaguars added free-agent Roy Miller from Tampa Bay, who figured to start alongside Tyson Alualu on the interior of the defensive line.
Jacksonville has three other interior defensive linemen on the roster: often-injured D'Anthony Smith and two guys who were rookies in 2012, Jeris Pendleton and Jerome Long.
Coach Gus Bradley has ties to veteran defensive tackle Alan Branch, a Seattle free agent. But I've seen nothing tying the team to the player and didn't get an immediate response from Branch's agent.
Per The Tennessean, the veteran the Jaguars will consider is Titans free agent Sen'Derrick Marks. The market for Marks, a second-round choice in 2009, has been super quiet. I imagine he'd be an affordable option at this point and perhaps a change of scenery and scheme will spark his game.