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Michael Oher | Tackle | #73

Team: Carolina Panthers
Age / DOB:  (30) / 4/28/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 315
College: Mississippi
Drafted: 2009 / Rd. 1 (23) / BAL
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Panthers placed LT Michael Oher (concussion) on injured reserve.
Oher has missed the last two months with a concussion and doesn't seem to be making much progress. Mike Remmers will continue to fill in at left tackle. He's struggled mightily, grading out as PFF's 64th-best tackle out of 77 qualifiers. Nov 25 - 1:45 PM

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Michael Oher (concussion) is experiencing sensitivity to light and issues involving his vestibular ocular system.

Oher has been in the league's concussion protocol for 48 days as of Wednesday. Sensitivity to light is common with concussions, but most of these issues subside within 10-14 days. Oher is set to again visit a concussion specialist for the second time in Pittsburgh this week. The Panthers have refused to place Oher on injured reserve with the hope he can return this year.
Nov 16 - 9:56 AM

Panthers LT Michael Oher (concussion) did not practice Thursday.

Oher has not played since entering the concussion protocol after Week 3. There is no timetable for his return.
Source: ESPN
Nov 10 - 11:38 AM

Panthers LT Michael Oher (concussion) is out for Week 8 against the Cardinals.

It will be his fourth straight absence. Oher has yet to resume practicing and remains week to week. Mike Remmers will continue to fill in at left tackle.
Oct 28 - 1:07 PM

Panthers LT Michael Oher (concussion) did not practice Thursday.

Oher is going to miss his fourth game in a row with a concussion. Mike Remmers will continue to start in his place.
Source: ESPN
Oct 27 - 12:45 PM

Panthers LT Michael Oher (concussion) did not practice Monday.

Oher has been out since Week 3 with a concussion. He could still get cleared in time to face the Cardinals this week, but sitting out the first practice after the bye is not a good sign. Mike Remmers has been filling in at left tackle with Oher sidelined.
Oct 24 - 11:10 AM

Panthers LT Michael Oher (concussion) is expected to miss his third straight game in Week 6.

RT Mike Remmers will continue to man left tackle against the Saints' weak pass rush. Daryl Williams is filling in on the right side.
Oct 13 - 3:03 PM

Panthers LT Michael Oher (concussion) has been ruled out for Week 5 against the Bucs.

Oher will miss his second game in a row after reporting concussion symptoms last week. RT Mike Remmers will once again switch to the left side with Daryl Williams handling the right tackle duties. Remmers was a disaster last week, but the Bucs are extremely banged up on the defensive line. It will be weakness against weakness Monday night.
Source: ESPN
Oct 8 - 12:51 PM

Panthers LT Michael Oher (concussion) has been ruled out for Week 4 against the Falcons.

Oher was added to the injury report on Friday, suggesting he was either concussed in practice or reported symptoms to the team on Friday. Look for RT Mike Remmers to go to left tackle and Darryl Williams at right tackle. Luckily for Carolina, the Falcons have one of the least-imposing pass rush units.
Sep 30 - 1:21 PM

Panthers signed LT Michael Oher to a three-year, $21.6 million extension through 2019.

Oher gets $9.5 million guaranteed. The subject of the movie "Blind Side" as a decorated Ole Miss player, Oher's career has experienced some wild ups and downs. He was the 23rd overall pick by the Ravens in the 2009 draft and started five years in Baltimore mostly as a liability at right tackle. The Ravens expressed no interest in re-signing him before Oher took $6 million from the Titans in 2014 only to last one season and be cut. The Panthers took a flier at $3.5 million per year, and Oher graded out as a top-15 pass-blocking tackle at PFF, though he finished 76th as a run blocker. Oher turned 30 this past April.
Jun 17 - 9:02 AM

The Charlotte Observer reports the Panthers are interested in extending contract-year LT Michael Oher.

The Panthers locked up C Ryan Kalil through 2018 on Monday, and now they are turning their attention to left tackle. Oher was solid last season, but much of his success came down to the Panthers' scheme. They should not be looking to pay him anything more than back-end starter money.
Jun 7 - 2:47 PM

Contract-year LT Michael Oher wants to stay with the Panthers.

"It’s such a great organization," said Oher. "You wish you could be a part of this type stuff your whole career. I’m going into my last year, so we’ll see what happens." No extension talks have been reported, but it would not be surprising if Oher landed a new deal prior to training camp. The Panthers' scheme helped Oher to a solid season last year, but he is not a high-level starter. If Carolina does give Oher a new deal, it should not be for anything more than low-end starter money.
Source: ESPN
Jun 6 - 10:11 AM

Coach Ron Rivera conceded LT Michael Oher is "very key" to the Panthers' success this season.

It's not a good spot to be in when Oher is a linchpin as the starting left tackle. "The Blind Side" has given up 93 pressures across his last 27 starts (as a right tackle) and is a major concern for Cam Newton. The Panthers should be looking to get involved in the La'El Collins sweepstakes.
Source: ESPN.com
Thu, May 7, 2015 09:46:00 AM

Panthers GM Dave Gettleman confirmed Michael Oher will play left tackle.

"We feel very strongly that he can be an answer for us," Gettleman said. "He'll be inserted at left tackle, and we'll go from there." Oh no. We didn't think things could get worse after Byron Bell at left tackle for Carolina, but it appears Gettleman is going to try this. Oher has given up 93 combined pressures across 27 starts the past two seasons as a right tackle. We'd be surprised if Carolina didn't address left tackle in the draft.
Wed, Mar 18, 2015 09:58:00 AM

Panthers signed OT Michael Oher to a two-year contract.

Turning 29 in May, Oher has been a disaster as both a pass and run blocker the past few seasons. The lowly Titans cut him in February, after just one season into a "four-year, $20 million" deal. The Panthers will be in trouble if they end up counting on Oher to make starts. He's best suited as a swing tackle.
Fri, Mar 6, 2015 01:59:00 PM

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