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Lions talking to DT Mosley


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The Detroit Lions, after losing Ndamukong Suh and Nick Fairley as free agents, reportedly are talking to defensive tackle C.J. Mosley about returning to the team for the 2015 season.

The 31-year-old Mosley played 31 games for the Lions over the last two seasons. He was the team’s starter in the second half of last season and the playoffs after Fairley was lost to a knee injury.

Mosley had 26 tackles, 2.5 sacks and a forced fumble for the Lions last year — his 10th season in the NFL. He was suspended for two weeks last season after marijuana was found in his room during the team’s trip to London for a game.

The Lions have interest in bringing back Mosley, according to a source. Negotiations are ongoing and a possible deal could come together as soon as next week.

With Suh and Fairley gone, the Lions are left with only one of the three defensive linemen they drafted in the first round since 2010 — defensive end Ezekiel Ansah.

Ansah, the fifth overall pick in 2013, has been impressive his first two years. As a rookie, Ansah had 32 tackles, two for loss, eight sacks and two forced fumbles in 14 games. In a healthier second season, he had 49 tackles, eight for loss, 7.5 sacks and three forced fumbles in 16 games.

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