After 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.
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