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Browns ink Mosley, Adams

CLEVELAND (AP) — In an attempt to shore up their defensive line, the Cleveland Browns have signed a player familiar to new coach Eric Mangini.

Defensive lineman C.J. Mosley signed with the Browns on Friday. He spent the past three seasons with the New York Jets, where he played for Mangini, formerly the head coach, along with several of Mangini’s assistants who are also now with the Browns.

Mosley entered the league as a sixth-round draft pick of the Minnesota Vikings in 2005 after playing in his home state at the University of Missouri. Mosley was traded to the Jets during training camp in 2006 and played 35 games over the past three seasons for New York, making three starts and recording five sacks.

Mosley had 17 total tackles, 1.5 sacks and two passes broken up last season.

The Browns also signed safety Mike Adams on Friday, giving them insurance in case they lose Sean Jones to free agency.

Adams started five games for Cleveland last season and also was a free agent. But with Jones expected to visit the Philadelphia Eagles, the Browns decided to keep Adams around.

Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Adams joined the league in 2004 as an undrafted free agent with San Francisco. He made 42 tackles and two interceptions last year, and also played on special teams.