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Gosder Cherilus

Gosder Cherilus - T

Status Active
Height/Weight 6' 7"/ 325 lbs.
Birthday 06/28/1984
Birthplace Somerville, MA
College Boston College
Years played 6
Drafted 2008, 1st round, 17th pick by Lions

Colts add OT Cherilus, CB Toler

Posted March 12, 2013 @ 5:31 p.m. ET
The Colts addressed two significant needs in the opening hour of free agency, signing former Lions OT Gosder Cherilus and CB Greg Toler, formerly of the Cardinals. 

Recap of Friday's NFL fines

Posted Dec. 14, 2012 @ 7:18 p.m. ET
Giants CB Prince Amukamara was among the players fined on Friday for actions taken in Week 14 games.

Vikings-Lions matchup of the day: Wednesday

Posted Dec. 07, 2011 @ 2:35 p.m. ET
Can DEs Jared Allen and Brian Robison dominate like they did in Week Three?

Lions' ORT play has been lacking

Posted Sept. 30, 2011 @ 4:05 p.m. ET
The Lions have far few areas of concern compared to past seasons, but their ORT play has not been a strength thus far.

Report: Lions OLT Backus suffers pectoral injury

Posted July 21, 2011 @ 9:48 a.m. ET
Lions OLT Jeff Backus could miss the start of training camp after recently suffering a left pectoral injury, the Detroit Free Press reported.

Lions' Cherilus has Week One as goal

Posted May 21, 2011 @ 3:34 p.m. ET
Lions ORT Gosder Cherilus, who had microfracture surgery in December, believes he can return to the field by Week One.

Lions will continue to look at offensive line

Posted Feb. 26, 2011 @ 12:06 p.m. ET
The Lions have several options with the No. 13 pick in the draft, but offensive line has to be squarely among the top needs.

Lions still have ORT Cherilus in plans

Posted Dec. 19, 2010 @ 1:12 a.m. ET
The consensus among Lions fans is that ORT Gosder Cherilus needs to be replaced, but he was having his best season before landing on injured reserve.

Lions' O-line makes progress, faces big test

Posted Oct. 15, 2010 @ 7:20 p.m. ET
The Lions' offensive line can't be called a weakness, not after doing a nice job against some pretty good pass-rushing teams.

Lions cut OT Jansen, CB Bly

Posted Sept. 04, 2010 @ 11:47 a.m. ET
Jon Jansen, who was pushing starting ORT Gosder Cherilus not long ago, was cut by the Lions on Saturday, along with veteran CB Dré Bly.

Seahawks acquire OT Polumbus from Lions

Posted Aug. 31, 2010 @ 1:54 p.m. ET
One week after losing out on a waiver claim on OT Tyler Polumbus to the Lions, the Seahawks traded for Polumbus to add depth to their offensive line.

Lions claim OT Polumbus off waivers

Posted Aug. 26, 2010 @ 4:12 p.m. ET
The Lions beat two other teams in claiming OT Tyler Polumbus off waivers on Thursday, adding depth to the tackle position.

Lions' Cherilus, Jansen still splitting reps

Posted Aug. 12, 2010 @ 7:35 p.m. ET
If there has been a downside to a mostly upbeat Lions training camp, it is that ORT Gosder Cherilus hasn't nailed down a starting job yet.

Offensive success starts up front for Lions

Posted Aug. 01, 2010 @ 10:47 a.m. ET
The offensive line long has been an area of consternation for the Lions, and it remains a concern until proven otherwise.

Lions' Cherilus has health to consider

Posted May 06, 2010 @ 6:54 p.m. ET
ORT Gosder Cherilus is likely one of the Lions who will be most in the spotlight this summer and fall, and he recently had debris cleaned from his knee.

Lions' Cherilus facing crucial offseason

Posted Jan. 02, 2010 @ 9:57 a.m. ET
ORT Gosder Cherilus hasn't fallen completely out of favor with the Lions' brass, but it's clear he needs a strong offseason to enter 2010 as the clear-cut starter.

STATS, LLC PLAYER NEWS

Posted March 12, 2013
The Indianapolis Colts have agreed in principle to a contract with Cherilus. A person with knowledge of the deal told The Associated Press that Cherilus was heading to Indianapolis on Tuesday night to take a physical, speaking on condition of anonymity because the contract had not yet been signed.||||||| The addition of Cherilus, a 6-foot-7, 325-pound right tackle fills a major need on the offensive line for the Colts. Indy went into free agency roughly $40 million under the salary cap looking first to firm up an offensive line that allowed Andrew Luck to be sacked 41 times and get hit dozens more. Cherilus was Detroit's first-round draft pick in 2008 and played every snap except one last season at right tackle for the Lions.
Posted Dec. 15, 2010
Cherilus is done for the season with a knee injury.||||||| Cherilus started the first 12 games this season before missing Sunday's 7-3 win over Green Bay with an injured knee.

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