The Buccaneers officially announced the signing of veteran RT Gosder Cherilus on Tuesday, as well as the release of TE/FB Evan Rodriguez.
The #Bucs have signed T Gosder Cherilus and waived TE/FB Evan Rodriguez. #BucsCamp
— Tampa Bay Buccaneers (@Buccaneers) August 18, 2015
Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that veteran RT Gosder Cherilus has agreed to a two-year contract with the Buccaneers following a visit on Monday.
- Mike Garafolo reports that Cherilus will make a base salary of$2.5 million in 2015 and another $4.5 million next year if he’s still with the team.
Bucs starting RT Demar Dotson, unfortunately, went down with what is believed to be a sprained knee that is likely to keep him out close to six weeks.
The offensive tackle market is thin to say the least and Cherilus was without a doubt one of the experienced options still available.
Cherilus, 31, had a decent season for the Lions a few years back, which led to him cashing in as a free agent and signing a five-year, $34.5 million contract with the Colts.
However, Indianapolis cut him loose a few weeks ago after he never lived up to that deal and is coming off of an injury.
In 2014, Cherilus was limited to appearing 13 games for the Colts. Pro Football Focus has him rated as the No. 70 offensive tackle out of 84 qualifying players.
We had him rated as the No. 17 player in our Top 25 Available Free Agents list.
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