According to Kyle Meinke of MLive, a source of his says the Detroit Lions are in negotiations with defensive lineman C.J. Mosely.
ALLEN PARK — It seemed C.J. Mosley’s two-week marijuana suspension might have been blocking his return to the Detroit Lions.
But that is not the case, according to a source — and in fact, a return is still possible.
The Lions have interest in bringing back the veteran defensive tackle, according to the source. Negotiations are ongoing, and it’s possible a deal could come together as soon as next week.
If Mosley does indeed get a deal done with the Lions, there is a decent chance that he slides right in as a starter on the defensive line alongside Haloti Ngata. After losing Ndamukong Suh and Nick Fairley in the offseason, adding Mosley to the defensive line would be just what the doctor ordered.
Mosley played in 15 games for the Lions in 2014, including eight starts. He was set to play with the team in London before being sent home after being caught with marijuana in his hotel room. There were even allegations that Mosley had disconnected the smoke detector in his room. These are things Mosley is denying.
From Kyle Meinke:
It seemed the marijuana suspension might have had something to do with it, but the source says that has not been an issue, and that many of the details of that story have been misreported.
The source says Mosley did not disconnect a smoke detector in his London hotel room before the Atlanta game, as ESPN reported, and that he “is not a weed smoker.” He’s never tested positive for the drug in his 10 years in the league.
The source could not say why Mosley was found with the drug in his room.
Regardless of the suspension, apparently the Lions really want Mosley back with the team in 2015 and are doing their best to get a deal done as soon as possible. According to the source, there is also at least one other team that is bidding for Mosley, so the Lions had better come with their best game if they want to land the 31-year-old veteran.
Stay tuned to Detroit Sports Nation for any news regarding this situation.