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Cherilus moving up in Detroit

Posted by ESPN.com's Kevin Seifert
Make sure you check Birk's Eye View, where Oakland Press reporter Dave Birkett strongly suggests the Detroit Lions will move first-round draft pick Gosder Cherilus into the starting lineup Sunday at San Francisco.

Coach Rod Marinelli didn't confirm anything, but the former starter at right tackle -- veteran George Foster -- made it sound like a decision has been made. Cherilus took the first reps of each period at Wednesday's practice, enough to convince Foster that he's cooked as the starter.

"I'm not super-duper surprised," Foster said. "Most teams, 95 percent of the teams are not going to sit a first-rounder for the whole year. I was just hoping to hold off way longer than this."

Cherilus was well-regarded entering the draft, and at 0-2, the Lions should do everything they can to get their most talented players on the field.