Bucs Sign Starting Right Tackle Gosder Cherilus

August 17th, 2015

jason and lovieChiefs left tackle Eric Fisher went down in practice today, and it seems that brought the simmering market for free agent Gosder Cherilus to a full boil.

The Bucs have been winning contract battles for veteran free agents lately, and they scored another one late this afternoon. Cherilus, an eighth-year right tackle and a 2008 first-round pick of Detroit, is now a Buccaneer.

Cherilus, 31, started 29 games over the past two years for the Colts, but was released in July after a knee concern. Hey, Joe didn’t see Andrew Luck getting flattened left and right.

Joe was told the Colts were interested in bringing back Cherilus at a lower salary, among other teams in the market checking him out.

With Demar Dotson at least until October following a serious knee injury Saturday night, the Bucs made the wise move here.

Cherilus is expected at practice tomorrow.

24 Responses to “Bucs Sign Starting Right Tackle Gosder Cherilus”

  1. Jolly Bucs Fan Says:


  2. R.O. Says:

    Last to the party..

  3. thunderchunkyPA Says:

    I saw it was more a cap #, he was due the most money as a RT, and Indy could not afford it. Another savvy Vet to go with BBQ master Mankins is a good thing. Now Marpet looks like an animal. D. Smith I think has to compete with Pamphile who did well.

  4. buc4life1979 Says:

    This was aliteral no brainer. What were L&L supposed to do, pass on this guy and start Pamhile at RT with Smith at LT with NO ONE to back either one of them up??. Keep Smith at left, keep making Pamphile split his reps between left and right, and plug Cherilus in as ur starting rt. Crisis averted, get to work, get well soon Dot and GO BUCS!!!

  5. BuccaneEric75 Says:

    I’m not sure how to pronounce his first or last names. Lol

  6. Buccfan37 Says:

    I’ll be surprised to see Dotson play again this year. Hope this new old guy helps out to solidify the trenches.

  7. Rrsrq Says:

    Good signing, another player who was on a winning team, but he played in the transition of the Colts from bad to good, I think, I know he played for Detroit as well

  8. Stanglassman Says:

    Why wouldn’t Dodson play again this season? His injury doesn’t even require surgery. I had the same injury 2 years ago training for a trail ultra and it was back running 5 weeks later at age 43.

  9. The original "Kevin" Says:

    Its a Bucs Life….and so far this season it sucks….yet again.

    Its not panic…..its not seeing anything different than we have seen every year. Why the hell did we let our good players leave. Zuttah penn even joseph is better than the pile of crap we put out there. Sure smith and marpet have potential but damn how nice would it be to still have zuttah here. But we got a nice seveth round pick for him right…yeah that makes me feel warm and fuzzy inside.

    I am too loyal to not be a bucs fan which reallt blows. I wish I were born in another city. For all the clowns that bash fantasy football guys…well what choice do we have??? What the hell else would we cheer for on Sundays. One touchdown in garbage time???? I really hope week one doesnt look like this. I dont blame winston or any players on the field I blame coaching. Good coaches get good results from lower talent around the league every year. But us?????NOPE#!!!! OUR TEAM LOOKS FOR WAYS TO PISS ITS FAN BASE OFF!!!!!

  10. owlykat Says:

    Even if we didn’t lose Dotson to injury, I have been calling for the Bucs to add an experienced Offensive Lineman, and this is a GREAT SIGNING! Hopefully he can also play Guard in a pinch too, if we need it. By signing him now we can be assured also that when Dotson gets back we can move Cherilus to play LT if we are not happy with either Pamphile or Smith in protecting Winston against the better DEs in the NFL. Wouldn’t be bad to sign a backup Guard/Center too with the cuts by the other teams, and to experiment with Melton at DE along with our outstanding 3rd string DE for at least part of the game coming up with the Browns. We can still bring in Smith and Johnson in relief, which is what both excelled at last year; not having to play the whole game as starters. We have enough backup DTs. to spare Melton to DE. We definitely need to win this game against the Browns for morale purposes.

  11. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    This will add to Dotson’s contract difficulties…..but, I’m very happy we just didn’t sit on this. The question you really have to ask is Cherilus better than Omameh or Fragel?……and I suspect he is better than Pamphile…..we have the money for him so….I think we know the answer.

  12. mac Says:

    If he is healthy he is almost as good as Dotson… Good thing for us this guy was waiting for the call…

  13. Stanglassman Says:

    Bucfan37 do you work at square one burger? You maybe correct about Dots being done if it’s an ACL tear.

  14. Another J Says:

    Good signing.
    Protect Jameis at all cost!

  15. Yungry Says:

    Great! Now get rid of Gilkey and bring in his replacement

  16. LargoBuc Says:

    Hopefully, he makes us forget about Dotson! And as for left, may the best win between Pamphille and Smith!
    BTW, EDS is a hall of famer compared to Gilkey! With him and Mankins, the left A gap should be Dougies favorite hole to penetrate.

  17. Danati74 Says:

    @ the original kevin:
    Although it still not ne worth it, we traded J. Zuttah for a 5th round pick. Still wasnt woth it as we either traded the pick away or K. Bell was our only pick in the 5th.

  18. Buccfan37 Says:

    Stan… I work at doing little. I thought Dotson walked off the field with help not looking too good. He is a big man, just a hunch he might not be back, though I hope it is a false rumor that he is out for the season.

  19. Sumo Says:

    Don’t get too excited. The guy has a long list of injuries and if he was still great, Indianapolis would have kept him. We can only hope he is well enough to be serviceable.

  20. The original "Kevin" Says:

    Your right I stand corrected…but still not worth it. I will say I really like Kenny Bell…but whats he worth to us when we cant put up anything but field goals all year with guys like vjax and evans on the field. Every year I get sucked into this false hope and every year I end up hating the fact that I support this team. Id really like to punch someone at one buc right in the face…it would feel really good. I probably wouldnt even if I had the chance but the thought makes me much happier than watching the product they put on the field every season

  21. BuccaneerBonzai Says:

    @The original “Kevin”

    Whine much?

    Moving on…I question the wisdom of signing a 31 year old with “KNEE” issues.

    Other than undrafted free agents, has JASON LICHT brought in anyone this year that does NOT have injury concerns?

    Well…it won’t be much of a stop gap if he gets injured. It’s a risk.

    That said, if he can last a year or so health-wise, it will buy the Bucs time to draft a young RT that is better than Dotson…although center is of greater concern.

  22. Clint Says:

    Watched a lot of Indy last year… Cherilus is not good.

  23. ARGH_M8E Says:

    Looks like Charles Greene is coming out of retirement 😛

  24. Buc'n Enough Says:

    If Panphile or Edwards can not start, that is a real statement about the ability of Jason Licht to draft talent. So far licht has not proven anything as a GM. He picked Mike Evans and that is that….He failed in FA last year and so far has failed with most of his draft picks.