Offensive tackle Michael Oher was released by the Tennessee Titans after spending one disappointing season with them, but he has signed a two-year contract with the Carolina Panthers.
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He had signed a four-year contract with the Titans, but he suffered a season-ending injury after making 11 starts.
The Panthers’ offensive line struggled greatly last season as they adjusted to life without retired Pro Bowl left tackle Jordan Gross.
Byron Bell struggled as the Panthers’ starting left tackle, and they are letting him walk in free agency. Oher has struggled the past couple of seasons, but he showed promise in his early career with the Baltimore Ravens.
Oher is best known for being the central character in the book and movie adaptation of The Blind Side, which is a true story that accounts Oher’s rough upbringing and rise to football stardom.
The financial details of Oher’s new contract are unknown, but he will benefit from having a mobile quarterback like Cam Newton to protect.