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Colts aggressive on first day, Cherilus agrees to deal


The Colts were one of the surprise teams on 2012, and they’re one of the most aggressive so far in 2013.

According to multiple reports, the Colts have agreed to a deal with Lions tackle Gosder Cherilus, and are visiting with safety LaRon Landry. They’re also reported to be in pursuit of Lions defensive end Cliff Avril.

As you might imagine, this has owner Jim Irsay excited.

Landing Cherilus will help them protect quarterback Andrew Luck, which should have been their first priority.

UPDATE 5:31 P.M. ET: Irsay also tweets that they’ve agreed with Cardinals cornerback Greg Toler and Packers linebacker Erik Walden, in addition to Cherilus.

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33 Responses to “Colts aggressive on first day, Cherilus agrees to deal”
  1. rickrock6661982 says: Mar 12, 2013 5:25 PM

    Five years for a guy that is benched every year?

    Good thing you can run, Andrew

  2. kstad12 says: Mar 12, 2013 5:25 PM

    False, he will not help protect Luck.

  3. thegreatgabbert says: Mar 12, 2013 5:26 PM

    Since Gosder did such a great job protecting Matt Stafford.

  4. luck4president says: Mar 12, 2013 5:28 PM

    Gotta protect our future in Andre Luck…good job Jimmy!

  5. kriswd40 says: Mar 12, 2013 5:28 PM

    > Landing Cherilus will help them protect quarterback Andrew Luck

    You obviously didn’t see many Lions games last season. Good riddance.

  6. luck4president says: Mar 12, 2013 5:28 PM

    *Andrew lol

  7. brutus9448 says: Mar 12, 2013 5:29 PM

    I hate Irsay. The worst owner in the NFL.

  8. cantarguefacts says: Mar 12, 2013 5:29 PM

    Just signed Greg Toler as well, can anyone fill me in on him at all?

  9. 3yardsandacloud says: Mar 12, 2013 5:30 PM

    He’s a turnstile. Guaranteed 1 false start per game, most likely in an important situation. At least 1 Personal foul every 4.

    Good Riddance!

  10. cullimon says: Mar 12, 2013 5:31 PM

    Lucks going to need surgery on his shoulder after the opener

  11. peytonsneck18 says: Mar 12, 2013 5:32 PM

    Lions fans….is he any good?

  12. hyzers says: Mar 12, 2013 5:33 PM

    Fisher or Joeckel 5th overall?

  13. airmoss18 says: Mar 12, 2013 5:34 PM

    Rick Spielman did a good job negotiating this deal, no question. It also helped that almost nobody outside Winter Park knows the extent of the disruption Percy caused the team.

    Now to the issue of filling Harvin’s shoes:
    I doubt that this will happen, but it is still unclear to me why the Vikes wouldn’t make a big offer to Victor Cruz and give the Giants their original first rounder. Cruz is an ultra-productive slot receiver who can also play outside, tough (not prone to injury), and seemingly a great team player. He would likely cost about the same as Harvin, but without the diva act or the missed games.

    The Giants are too close to the cap to be able to match an incentive-laden deal the Vikes could afford (unfortunate that they can no longer do a poison pill deal now like they used to get Hutchinson, as that would make it much easier).

    Cruz is from the NYC area and likely really wants to stay with the Giants, but he probably wants a long-term deal in the $8-10 mill/year range even more.

    Jennings would be fine, but he’s a short-term fix. Cruz would help Ponder and the team a lot more and for a lot longer.

  14. coltzfan166 says: Mar 12, 2013 5:36 PM

    As a Colts fan, I love this new GM. Polian was never an aggressive free agency player and was drafting poorly over the last few years.

    Grigson is the opposite and actually seems like a guy you’d enjoy working with.

  15. rickandj says: Mar 12, 2013 5:37 PM

    Boston College is responsible for Andrew Luck. You should feel good about that. Good smart players with a great tradition on the O-Line.

    Cherilus took a bit longer then expected but maybe this is a better fit.

    Good luck in the offseason from a Pats fan.

  16. JustinD says: Mar 12, 2013 5:39 PM

    Thank god someone took him off our hands so we can move on. Hey Jim interested in Raiola or Backus too?

  17. jacksprat57 says: Mar 12, 2013 5:42 PM

    Foolish move on the part of the Colts. It took Gosder five full seasons to finally get the hang of Detroit’s man blocking scheme. Now, these guys imagine that he’s just going to walk in and figure out an unorthodox zone scheme? Good luck with that! (Let’s just say that Cherilus confounds the stereotypes about the mental acuity of offensive linemen in the NFL. And not in a good way.)

  18. doe22us says: Mar 12, 2013 5:42 PM

    Gosder Cherilius was he any good?, I doubt if Detroit fans will miss him.

  19. theclaim says: Mar 12, 2013 5:43 PM

    Peytonsneck says the colts go undefeated! Lol

  20. profootballwalk says: Mar 12, 2013 5:45 PM

    coltzfan166 says: Mar 12, 2013 5:36 PM

    As a Colts fan, I love this new GM. Polian was never an aggressive free agency player and was drafting poorly over the last few years.

    When Manning was in town, Colts fanboys thought they had the best GM in the whole wide world. Manning is lost to an injury for a year, and suddenly Polian is a bum. Fair weather fans.

  21. davefu50 says: Mar 12, 2013 5:48 PM

    Gosder became a good RT. The Lions couldn’t afford him and he deserved a payday. I hope his knee issues don’t cause him problems as he get older.

  22. jacksprat57 says: Mar 12, 2013 5:50 PM

    Hyzers, neither. They’ll draft Jarvis Jones. If they can trade back, most likely with the Bills, then they’ll pop for OG Larry Warford in the 2nd or OT Chris Faulk. My dream draft here would be Jones, Montgomery/Carradine, Warford, Rambo. Ready to rock and roll….

  23. IBleedBlueBitchez says: Mar 12, 2013 5:50 PM

    That’s what I am talking about. WTG Colts!!! 2014 Super Bowl Champions!!!!!!

  24. lionsmark09 says: Mar 12, 2013 5:50 PM

    His previous team had no desire to re-sign him. What do you think that means? Don’t get too excited. The Lions passed on him.

  25. purpleguy says: Mar 12, 2013 5:54 PM

    Well now I won’t have to watch a mediocre player and above average hot-head (albeit with an entertaining name) dive at Jared Allen’s knees twice a year.

  26. waynefontescane says: Mar 12, 2013 5:58 PM

    Millen era 1st round garbage. Good bye Gosder happy you won’t be in Honolulu Blue anymore to be flagged for your trademark drive killing penalty on 3rd down.

  27. jamezz23 says: Mar 12, 2013 6:00 PM

    Thank god Cherilus is gone from Detroit. Not our problem anymore

  28. IBleedBlueBitchez says: Mar 12, 2013 6:08 PM

    He won’t be the only LION we geet hahahahahahashahahahahah

  29. weaselpuppy says: Mar 12, 2013 6:18 PM

    To give him credit, Goz had a nice year last year…in his contract year. The previous years he was a mistake waiting to happen…numerous false start penalties and personal fouls, all at the worst time…he’s a replaceable commodity that can get overpaid to be the very meh OT he was previous to 2012…oh, and you can have Avril too…speaking of one good year and meh otherwise…between the two it’s cost you about $16M a yr in cap room. have fun with that!

  30. axespray says: Mar 12, 2013 6:50 PM

    As long as they didn’t over pay for Walden or either of these guys – then good job.

  31. johnelwayishorsefaced says: Mar 12, 2013 7:11 PM

    As a Lions fan I can tell you that this is a crushing loss for us. Any of you who who are saying things like “good riddance” or “yeah cause he did such a great job protecting Stafford” really weren’t paying much attention to what was going on up front. Backus and Raiola were horrible this year but Peterman and especially Cherilus played well. Cherilus was hands down our best lineman. He will be missed.

  32. colts419 says: Mar 12, 2013 7:11 PM

    All this cap space and they sign Walden ?!? He is just terrible. like the cherilus pick up. Need to bolster the middle and fill holes on d and were set for a run on the.division.

  33. warhawk137 says: Mar 12, 2013 8:35 PM

    Point of note, the Lions has the 4th best Sack:Pass Attempt ratio in the NFL last season. They threw the ball over 25 times per sack, which is pretty solid.

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