Jaguars release 12-game starter DT C.J. Mosley

Jaguars released defensive tackle C.J. Mosley, who had 45 tackles last season. (USATSI)

The Jacksonville Jaguars have released defensive tackle C.J. Mosley, the team announced Monday. Mosley appeared in all 16 games last season, starting 12.

Mosley, 30, had two years remaining on a three-year, $7.5 million contract.

In three seasons with Jacksonville, Mosley had 3.5 sacks and 70 tackles. Last season was his best by far, compiling 45 tackles -- almost twice his previous season high.

Mosley was a sixth-round pick of the Minnesota Vikings in 2005, and has also played for the Browns and Jets in his nine-year career.

With the release of Mosley, the Jags are left with Tyson Alualu, Roy Miller, Jeris Pendleton, D’Anthony Smith and Jerome Long as remaining defensive tackles on the roster. 

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