On Sunday, the Indianapolis Colts announced the news that they had released right tackle Gosder Cherilus, who had been the team's starter at the position for the past two seasons. It doesn't seem to have taken long for Cherilus to draw interest from other teams, however, and according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, Cherilus is visiting the Buffalo Bills today.
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Former <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Colts?src=hash">#Colts</a> OL Gosder Cherilus is visiting the <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Bills?src=hash">#Bills</a> today, source said. Would fill a need quickly.</p>— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) <a href="https://twitter.com/RapSheet/status/626390652545310720">July 29, 2015</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>
Here's what Buffalo Rumblings' Brian Galliford had to say about Cherilus working out for the Bills and how he might fit in:
The Bills, however, sorely need veteran depth along the offensive line. A healthy Cherilus, even with his injury history, would give the Bills a second veteran tackle on the roster, a void the team tried to fill with the recently-released Wayne Hunter. It's not even out of the question that a healthy Cherilus could push second-year pros Cyrus Kouandjio and Seantrel Henderson for the starting right tackle job, though that does not seem especially likely at this juncture.
Signed to a five-year, $35 million contract by the Colts in the 2013 offseason, Cherilus spent two years with the team, playing in and starting 29 games. In 2013, he started every game and did a good job at the right tackle spot for the team, but in 2013 he was terrible as he struggled through injuries - injuries that forced him to miss three regular season games, the three playoff games, and that he tried to play through at other points during the season. In his seven-year career (with both the Lions and the Colts), he has played in 104 career games, starting 100.
While the Colts moved on from him, Cherilus' agent says that the right tackle is healthy and ready to return to the field. He is visiting with the Buffalo Bills today and if they end up signing him it would mean that the Colts would see their former starting right tackle in week one when the Colts travel to Buffalo for their 2015 regular season opener.