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Gosder Cherilus visits Detroit Lions after being releasing by Indianapolis Colts

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Earlier this week, we reported that the Indianapolis Colts had decided to release offensive lineman Gosder Cherilus.

Well, it looks like the saying of "one man's trash is another man's treasure" is more true than ever after it was revealed that Cherilus was being courted by multiple NFL sides, just hours after becoming a free agent.

And now it has been revealed that there could be a homecoming in the works for the 31-year old Haitian.


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According to a report from the Detroit Free-Press, Cherilus is making a free-agent-visit to the Detroit Lions today for a tryout in order to try and land on their training camp roster.

Cherilus will be a familiar face at the Lions facility, seeing as he only left the team in 2013.

Cherilus was selected in the first round of the 2008 Draft by the 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.

Injury Woes

Cherilus started 71 games at right tackle for the Lions during his first stint with the team between 2008 and 2012 and his visit comes at a time when the team could use a healthy option at the position.

The Lions have placed their starting right tackle LaAdrian Waddle on the Physically Unable to Perform list and need a replacement. Getting someone in who knows the system like Cherilus could be a very smart move.

Waddle, who's recovering from surgery to repair a partially torn anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee, has said he hopes to return by Week 1.

Cherilus still has a visit with the Buffalo Bills lined up, so we'll just have to wait and see what happens.

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