Gosder Cherilus released by the Indianapolis Colts

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The Indianapolis Colts have had a quite fantastic off-season, bringing in some big names.

The Colts managed to add running back Frank Gore and wide receiver Andre Johnson to make their offense one of the most talented-loaded in the entire National Football League and making them a heavy favorite to make the Super Bowl.

However, the Colts have now decided to release a player that was significantly under-performing.


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Gosder's Gone

According to a report from their official website, the Indianapolis Colts decided to release right tackle Gosder Cherilus yesterday.

Cherilus was one of the main free-agent acquisitions by the Colts in 2013, when the offensive tackle signed a five-year, $34 million contract after leaving the Detroit Lions.

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The Colts made Cherilus the highest-paid right tackle in football when they signed him two years ago.

Injury Woes

Cherilus started 16 games in his first season with the Colts, but was one of the least effective right tackles in football during an injury-plagued 2014. He finished 70th out of 84 qualified tackles in Pro Football Focus' ratings last season.

The move will the Colts a big amount of money. Cherilus made $16.5 million in his first two seasons in Indianapolis, but the rest of his owed money ($18.5 million) was not guaranteed. The Colts have done well to get out of such a bad investment. 

Cherilus was selected in the first round of the 2008 Draft by the Detroit Lions with the 17th overall pick out of Boston College, where he was named second-team All-ACC as a talented tackle and one of the best in college football.

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