As the Bucs weigh their in-house options with starting right tackle Demar Dotson sidelined with a knee injury, the team will bring in veteran Gosder Cherilus, who started 29 games in the last two years with the Colts, for a visit on Monday.
Cherilus, 31, was released three weeks ago in a salary-cap move, and would bring experience to a Bucs line that potentially has two rookie starters -- the former Lions first-round pick, 6-foot-7 and 316 pounds, has started 100 games in his seven-year NFL career. He was limited to 13 games by a groin and knee injury last season and was placed on injured reserve before the start of the playoffs, but his agent said in a statement last month that Cherilus was "very healthy and in great shape." He went to the Colts on a five-year, $35-million contract in the spring of 2013 after five seasons with the Lions.
Bucs coach Lovie Smith said Sunday that the team would look at second-year pro Kevin Pamphile, who started Saturday's game at left tackle but is battling second-round pick Donovan Smith there. Pamphile started two games at right tackle in December last year; another option would be Patrick Omameh, who started every game for the Bucs at right guard last year but is now a backup at right tackle.