Colts get offensive lineman help in free agency

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Free agency opened up across the National Football League on Tuesday afternoon and the Indianapolis Colts front office has kept busy.

Perhaps the biggest signing for the Colts was free-agent offensive tackle Gosder Cherilus, a 2008 first round draft pick (17th, Boston College) that has started 71 of the last 75 games at right tackle for the Lions over the past five seasons. It is not known yet what the financial terms of the contract are.

Also coming in to help the offensive line is guard Donald Thomas, who has started eight games over the past two seasons for the New England Patriots.

The Colts have also come to agreements with outside linebackers Erik Walden (Green Bay) and Lawrence Sidbury (Atlanta), as well as cornerback Greg Toler (Arizona).

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