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Rookie tackle Cherilus, Lions agree to five-year deal

Updated: July 24, 2008, 11:16 AM ET
Associated Press

ALLEN PARK, Mich. -- Tackle Gosder Cherilus agreed to terms on a five-year contract with the Detroit Lions on Wednesday night.

Cherilus was the 17th pick in April's draft out of Boston College. He is expected to play right tackle for the Lions after being a left tackle in 2007.

Final details on the contract were not set, but Greg Diulus, Cherilus' agent, said an agreement was in place and could be finalized Thursday. The team opened training camp Wednesday.

Cherilus will ...

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