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Gosder Cherilus | Tackle

Team: Indianapolis Colts
Age / DOB:  (30) / 6/28/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'7' / 316
College: Boston College
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Colts RT Gosder Cherilus (shoulder) is expected back this week.
The Colts lost RG Hugh Thornton (knee), but at least they're getting back their right tackle. They couldn't block the Jaguars in the first half Sunday. Nov 24 - 4:08 PM

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The Miami Herald reports the Dolphins made a "serious run" at RT Gosder Cherilus before he signed with the Colts.

Cherilus had a Miami visit scheduled before inking with Indy on the first day of free agency. It's little more than an anecdote at this stage, but further indication Dolphins GM Jeff Ireland was jumping from plan to plan to fortify his line before finally signing Tyson Clabo. It's fair to wonder if Cherilus would be a Dolphin had they not been tied up in the Jake Long negotiations early in free agency.
Wed, May 8, 2013 12:04:00 AM

Colts agreed to terms with OT Gosder Cherilus, formerly of the Lions, on a five-year, $34 million contract.

This is presumably one of the "big announcements" owner Jim Irsay teased on Twitter. Cherilus was stout on the right side for the Lions last season, but is recovering from another knee operation. He's missed just four games in five years, however, and is a strong addition for the Colts' porous line provided he's healthy. This shouldn't be the last move the Colts make with the intention of keeping Andrew Luck upright more often in 2013.
Tue, Mar 12, 2013 05:01:00 PM

ESPN NFC North blogger Kevin Seifert expects the Lions to "move on" from free agent RT Gosder Cherilus.

As does the Detroit Free Press. Cherilus is going on 29, and recovering from another knee procedure. The Lions have three potential replacements in Riley Reiff, Jason Fox and Corey Hilliard. Coming off a strong season, Cherilus will draw interest on the open market provided his knee checks out.
Source: ESPN.com
Fri, Mar 1, 2013 10:27:00 AM

Free agent RT Gosder Cherilus underwent Regenokine therapy in Germany after the season in an effort to solve the knee woes that have plagued him throughout his career.

Cherilus has a microfracture surgery in his past and it will surely affect his free-agent market value. Regenokine incubates a person's blood, then reinjects it into the body. Cherilus is disputing this report, but it was confirmed by two sources to the Detroit Free Press. Don't expect him back with Detroit.
Sun, Feb 24, 2013 08:56:00 AM

Impending free agent RT Gosder Cherilus "might not be" in the Lions' plans for 2013.

Detroit has 2011 first-round pick OT Riley Reiff waiting in the wings for a starting spot, and veteran LT Jeff Backus is under contract for next season. The Lions are also well over the salary cap. Cherilus, 28, graded out as Pro Football Focus' No. 2 right tackle in the league in 2012, excelling as a pass blocker.
Sun, Jan 20, 2013 12:02:00 PM

Lions RT Gosder Cherilus practiced with the starters Wednesday.

Cherilus was benched for the second straight week in Sunday's win over the Vikings. The problem is that backup Corey Hilliard isn't any better. "We need to improve that position. ... One guy not getting it done on the offensive line makes the whole group look bad," said coach Jim Schwartz.
Thu, Sep 29, 2011 11:21:00 AM

Lions RT Gosder Cherilus was benched for the second straight week in Sunday's win over the Vikings.

He was benched after missing badly on a block of Vikings LE Brian Robison on the Lions' second series. His replacement Corey Hilliard was arguably worse, however, allowing two sacks. Cherilus will likely get a third chance in Week 4.
Mon, Sep 26, 2011 11:47:00 AM

Lions RT Gosder Cherilus resumed practicing with the starters on Wednesday.

Cherilus was benched in favor of Corey Hilliard last week after picking up a silly personal foul late in the Week 1 win over the Bucs. Now he's out of the doghouse. The Lions are the only team the NFL that hasn't allowed a sack so far.
Thu, Sep 22, 2011 12:13:00 PM

The Lions are considering benching RT Gosder Cherilus for Corey Hilliard this week.

Coach Jim Schwartz put Cherilus in a practice rotation with Hilliard after what Schwartz called a "stupid" late-game penalty in Week 1. "I don't comment on depth charts," replied Schwartz Friday when asked about the potential lineup change. The Detroit O-Line was great in the opener, so we don't love the idea of shaking things up. Per Pro Football Focus, Cherilus dominated as a run blocker against the Bucs. He was solid in protection, but was whistled for two flags.
Fri, Sep 16, 2011 06:39:00 PM

Lions RT Gosder Cherilus (microfracture surgery) returned to practice this week.

The Lions are taking it slow with their strong-side tackle, but he's been able to string together back-to-back practices, which is always a good sign for a player coming off knee surgery. Though Cherilus didn't play in Friday's preseason opener, he should be back for the third exhibition game assuming no setbacks. Cherilus' return is good news for Matthew Stafford.
Sat, Aug 13, 2011 05:21:00 PM

Lions RT Gosder Cherilus (microfracture surgery) has yet to begin practicing.

Cherilus is just eight months removed from his major operation, so it's not surprising that he's still on the sidelines. In the midst of a breakout campaign before getting hurt in Week 12 last season, the Lions are hoping he'll be ready to go by Week 1.
Sun, Aug 7, 2011 08:53:00 AM

Lions RT Gosder Cherilus will visit a doctor for a checkup on his surgically repaired right knee in "about a month."

Cherilus was said to be "moving well" in workouts with teammates last week. "I'm on schedule, just getting my knee strength back and doing what I'm asked to do," Cherilus said. "I just did everything they put me through and we're still progressing."
Source: Scout.com
Tue, May 24, 2011 07:59:00 PM

Lions RT Gosder Cherilus was able to participate in Monday's player-organized offseason workout just five months removed from microfracture surgery.

Cherilus was "moving well" on his surgically repaired right knee, creating optimism that he could build on his promising 2010 campaign. The Lions didn't draft any NFL-ready tackles last month, so they appear to be counting on Cherilus to return as a starter for now. Competition may come in free agency.
Source: MLive.com
Mon, May 16, 2011 03:37:00 PM

Coach Jim Schwartz admits to concern about RT Gosder Cherilus' knee coming off microfracture surgery.

"How far he goes in the future is going to depend a little bit on each of those (surgeries the past two offseasons)," Schwartz said. "The biggest key is ... whether he can put it behind him or whether it is something that's going to be a constant problem." Schwartz believes Cherilus "made a really big step last season" before injuring his knee.
Tue, Mar 22, 2011 03:09:00 PM

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