Former Lions T Gosder Cherilus signs with Colts

Posted by ttwentyman on March 12, 2013 – 5:46 pm

Gosder CherilusAfter five seasons with the Detroit Lions, former first-round pick Gosder Cherilus has agreed to terms on a new free agent contract with the Indianapolis Colts, according to team’s website.

Cherilus reportedly signed a five-year deal, though terms were not disclosed.

The Lions selected Cherilus with the 17th pick of the 2008 draft out of Boston College. He’s started 71 games, including all 16 in 2012.

He missed four games of the 2010 season with a knee injury that required microfracture surgery following the season. He reportedly required more surgery this offseason.

Cherilus’ departure means the Lions will have an entirely new right side of the offensive line in 2013; the team released starting right guard Stephen Peterman shortly after the season.

Riley Reiff, Jason Fox, Corey Hilliard, Bill Nagy and Rodney Austin are the current contenders under contract who will compete for the openings.

Posted in Lions Insider Tim Twentyman | 15 Comments »

15 Responses to “Former Lions T Gosder Cherilus signs with Colts”

  1. By Raymond on Mar 12, 2013 | Reply

    Good player will do well in Indy.

  2. By tank on Mar 12, 2013 | Reply

    Should be fewer false starts this season

  3. By Steve on Mar 12, 2013 | Reply

    Wasn’t a really big fan of 1st and 15s anyway.

  4. By Shane Fountain on Mar 12, 2013 | Reply

    He will be missed !!!!!!

  5. By curtis on Mar 12, 2013 | Reply

    it’s not like he would have been starting again for detroit anyway was he a pro bowler never will be

  6. By Sanders on Mar 12, 2013 | Reply

    I won’t be missing his mediocrity!

  7. By Jaywill on Mar 12, 2013 | Reply

    Thank God!! Maybe we can actually RUN the ball this year

  8. By Chris on Mar 12, 2013 | Reply

    Stupid Just stupid for the lions to not keep him just like everyone else they have released, good job taking 6000000000000000 steps back detroit.

  9. By aj on Mar 12, 2013 | Reply

    the lions will do as always watch all the good free agents go else where same as always nobody want to play and live in detroit

  10. By lion for life on Mar 12, 2013 | Reply

    goodby false start cherilus this should save the lions a 100 yards in pentalys this season.

  11. By Kirk S. on Mar 12, 2013 | Reply

    I am not missing him at all. He would have commanded to much money and reiff can start there or we may draft OL. I am still upset we missed out on Peter Konz the other year, seemed like a perfect fit. We need a center to replace our savvy vet Raiola.

  12. By Kirk S. on Mar 12, 2013 | Reply

    2.54 – Detroit Lions – WR Ryan Broyles
    2.55 – Atlanta Falcons – C Peter Konz

    Worst draft move ever mark my words, I love ryan but this guy is SOO good, they were starting him halfway through the year. Atlanta did well late in the year with a rejuvanted MAtt Ryan…

  13. By Dar Kur on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    AAAAAGH! Konz! Why why why! Konz!!! Can we go back in time?

  14. By Silvercrush906 on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    He may have been a good tackle, but his bone head mistakes will not be missed.
    Hope he does well in Indy.

  15. By clayton on May 15, 2013 | Reply

    he is a good player you will be missed

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