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Former Colts OT Gosder Cherilus Visiting the Bills Today


According to NFL.com’s Ian Rapoport, former Indianapolis Colts offensive tackle Gosder Cherilus is visiting the Buffalo Bills today:

The 7-year veteran was released earlier this week by the Colts after having an injury-plagued and highly ineffective year at starting right tackle. His dismal season was effectively ended after being placed on season-ending injured reserve late last season.

However, Cherilus still made 13 starts for the Colts this past season and is just one year removed from a fairly solid season at starting right tackle in 2013, in which he made all 16 starts.

According to his agent Greg Diulus via the Indianapolis Star’s Stephen Holder, Cherilus is healthy and his troublesome knee is no longer an issue:

Apparently, the Colts tried to restructure Cherilus’ contract, something that he was not ultimately receptive too, which led to his release from the team. However, the Colts have not reportedly completely ruled out re-signing the 31 year old offensive tackle.

Another team may beat them to the punch; however, as the Buffalo Bills are likely one of a handful of other teams that could have interest in signing the veteran offensive tackle to push for a starting job.

Nevertheless, the Colts have already made plans to move forward without Cherilus at starting right tackle, as 2nd-year offensive lineman Jack Mewhort has been getting the majority of the 1st team reps at right tackle during OTA’s. He has prior experience at starting right tackle, having made 2 starts at right tackle last season in Week 17 and in the Wildcard Round of the playoffs.

If Cherilus does indeed sign with the Bills, he’ll get to seek revenge on his old team, as the Colts and Bills square off in the regular season opener this year on September 13th.

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