Matthew Stafford hasn't forgotten C.J. Mosley's hit

  • By Dan Hanzus
  • Updated: April 3, 2013 at 09:11 p.m.

Free-agent defensive tackle C.J. Mosley signed with the Detroit Lions on Wednesday. Though he's never played for the franchise, he already has a place in Lions history.

Back in 2009, Mosley -- then with the Cleveland Browns -- separated Matthew Stafford's left shoulder with a clean, crushing hit. Stafford remained in the game and threw a game-winning touchdown pass with no time remaining. It was Stafford's first defining moment as a pro.
The scene is captured perfectly in an episode of "Sound FX" you can watch above. Stafford let Mosley know he remembered his new teammate's role in the play when they crossed paths Wednesday.
"I actually just ran into Stafford in the locker room today and the first thing he said was, 'I remember this guy,'" Mosley told "I said, 'Look, man, I apologize.' He said there were no hard feelings. We shook hands. We're cool. You can tell the city of Detroit and all the fans that I apologize."
If Stafford has moved on, we're sure the rest of Motown will as well.