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Cherilus cashes in with Colts


The contracts for players who has signed with new teams are tricking in.  We’ve posted some numbers at our Twitter account (which you should be following).

We’ll now be putting more of the details here.

Tackle Gosder Cherilus, who made the jump from the Lions to the Colts, signed a five-year, $35 million contract.

He’ll receive a $10 million signing bonus, along with the following base salaries:  $5.5 million in 2013 (fully guaranteed); $1 million in 2014 (guaranteed for injury only); $4 million in 2015; $7 million in 2016; and $7.5 million in 2017.

The cap numbers are $7.5 million in 2013, $3 million in 2014, $6 million in 2015, $9 million in 2016, and $9 million in 2017.

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19 Responses to “Cherilus cashes in with Colts”
  1. stinger124 says: Mar 13, 2013 7:30 PM

    Good luck Gos…

  2. myschwartzisbiggerthenyours says: Mar 13, 2013 7:34 PM

    Haha, wow they over paid, his knee won’t last another two seasons.

  3. cullimon says: Mar 13, 2013 7:35 PM

    he doesn’t deserve a cent of it. good luck Luck

  4. truthfactory says: Mar 13, 2013 7:45 PM

    Irsay was “bragging” on twitter that they made him the 2nd highest paid RT in football. He’s not the 2nd best RT in football so why brag about overpaying him??

  5. Soulman45 says: Mar 13, 2013 7:52 PM

    THE GREAT DETROIT LIONS cloud never make a deal like that not enough cap room.

    No one else could have been sign good luck to Goos see you around.

  6. toonsterwu says: Mar 13, 2013 7:57 PM

    I’m really not sure why Cherilus got that much. Feels like a case of teams with extra money spending it. Granted, if the Colts are okay with it, Cherilus does upgrade their OL, and protecting Luck is something they can’t put a pricetag on. Still, seems like a … slight overpay, to say the least.

  7. liontuss says: Mar 13, 2013 8:06 PM

    Andrew Luck better get ready for when he’s got first and goal from the 9.

    Gos is gifted and turning the above into first and 13.

    Plus I always disliked his first name. A “Gosder” sounds like some kind of facial or genital growth that you have to get lanced.

  8. mgpet says: Mar 13, 2013 8:15 PM

    That’s Oliver Perez money!

  9. dapell says: Mar 13, 2013 8:45 PM

    That should work out to about $250k a false start or holding penalty. Good luck Colts fans, most Deteoit fans wouldn’t have given him $2m/yr let alone that deal. You just signed the Right Tackle from the worst rushing OL in the league over the last decade. I’d love to know who else was interested in Cherilus at that price. Something tells me the Colts were bidding against themselves.

  10. habsfanatic says: Mar 13, 2013 8:49 PM

    Get this guy’s agent a cigar, he earned it!

  11. kindasporty says: Mar 13, 2013 9:14 PM

    Cherilus wasn’t a bad player. He wasn’t a very good one either. Lot’s of false starts and stupid penalties. I’m glad the Lions didn’t do something dumb like try and match the offer to keep him.

  12. pacoltsguy says: Mar 13, 2013 9:18 PM

    Think I’ll trust Grig’s evaluation on this guy’s capabilities rather than all of the “resident experts”.

  13. detroitlives says: Mar 13, 2013 9:38 PM

    Good luck with his plastic knees.

    May the spirit of Matt Millen go, and stay, with you.

  14. johnelwayishorsefaced says: Mar 13, 2013 9:47 PM

    We will miss him in Detroit. He was our best lineman by far. Good luck in the future

  15. zeeman911 says: Mar 13, 2013 10:28 PM

    He is very solid, as long as all you need is pass blocking….

  16. detroitlives says: Mar 13, 2013 10:32 PM

    johnelwayishorsefaced says: Mar 13, 2013 9:47 PM

    We will miss him in Detroit. He was our best lineman by far. Good luck in the future

    WHAT? Are you serious? Dude had ONE good year, cuz it was a contract year.

    Then he goes over-seas to have secret knee surgery.

    He will NOT be missed in Detroit, my man.

  17. theboondoggles says: Mar 13, 2013 10:34 PM

    or run blocking… and so long as you love mindless, poorly timed penalties.

    Cherilus was and continues to be terrible. Anyone wonder why the Lions locked up their two backup tackles and didn’t bother talking to Gosder?

  18. theboondoggles says: Mar 13, 2013 10:35 PM

    Apologies, I thought you said “as long as you don’t need pass blocking.” Silly.

  19. ghouchens says: Mar 13, 2013 10:37 PM

    Hope the Colts runners can break open their own holes in the line, because Gosder won’t (can’t). But he CAN kill offensive surges instantly with movement and offside penalties.

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