Lions' Cherilus must step up
Gosder Cherilus is getting his chance to start at right tackle again this year. After a somewhat disappointing season in 2009, now is his time to step up and take control of the position.
The first-round pick in 2008 was working with the top group in the recent minicamp and is expected to get the chance in training camp.
Veteran Jon Jansen has also seen work at right tackle as has Corey Hillard who is flipping back and forth from the right to the left side.
Coach Jim Schwartz likes to keep competition open at all positions and right tackle is no different. At minicamp he said the only offensive line positions that are pretty well set are Dominic Raiola at center, Jeff Backus at left tackle and Stephen Peterman at right guard.
After last season, general manager Martin Mayhew said Cherilus needed to have a good offseason. He’ll be a good one to watch in training camp.
(This is a part of a series of 20 players to watch in training camp which opens July 31. Follow me on Twitter @PaulaPasche.)