Former Alabama LB C.J. Mosley is finally ready to play football without wearing a protective cast on the wrist he injured in December – December 2014.

A year and a half later, Mosley still has his injured wrist on his mind. He had offseason surgery last year and wore a protective cast throughout the 2015 season, but is hopeful he can return to playing without it this fall.

“I’m hoping to try to stay out of it,” Mosley told “I went all OTAs without it. Once training camp comes and we actually get to hit, we’ll see how it feels. But for the most part, I feel pretty good.”

Wearing the cast wasn’t the only different aspect of Mosley’s 2015 season. As pointed out by Mark Inabinett at, the Theodore, Ala. native is accustomed to playing in the postseason. Theodore High went to the playoffs went to the playoffs every year of Mosley’s career. Alabama always had a bowl game to play. Baltimore won a playoff game in the 2014 season, but finished only 5-11 last year.

The Ravens’ goal for 2016 is simple.

“Get to the playoffs,” Mosley said. “As long as we win and get there, anything can happen.”

If Baltimore gets back to the postseason this year, Mosley can always blame 2015’s struggles on the protective cast.