Reports out of Detroit indicate that the Lions have declared their right tackle position “wide open.”

Mancini’s Take: It looks as though the Lions have had it with Gosder Cherilus at right tackle. The heavy-footed third-year lineman continues to make mental errors and his pass protection has been unacceptable. Coach Jim Schwartz has no obligation to turn the Boston College product around since he wasn’t in the Motor City when Detroit reached for him with the 17th pick in the first round in 2008 (thank you, Matt Millen). Schwartz may opt to go with the 34-year-old Jon Jansen on the right side or rookie Jason Fox. While Jansen is as technically sound as they come, he’s also proven to be very injury prone in recent years. Fox, on the other hand, is just as big as Jansen, but is much more mobile than the grizzled veteran. The ex-Hurricane, in fact, can

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