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Jaguars release C.J. Mosley

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The Jacksonville Jaguars have released veteran defensive tackle C.J. Mosley, according to a report by Ryan O'Halloran of the Florida Times-Union.

It was a bit of a surprise move, as Mosley started 13 games last season taking over for Terrance Knighton, who was signed by the Denver Broncos in free agency. Mosley was originally signed by the Jaguars in 2010 and served as a rotational player early, but played well in 2011 while Tyson Alualu was dealing with an injury.

With the Mosley release, the Jaguars are a bit thin at the defensive tackle position but they are expected to possibly be in play for free agent defensive tackle Alan Branch, who played the past two seasons with the Seattle Seahawks under Jaguars head coach Gus Bradley and defensive line coach Todd Wash.

The Jaguars could also potentially look to add to the defensive tackle position in the NFL Draft and have been linked to a couple lineman.