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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 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

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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

Free agent OT Michael Oher recently visited the Panthers.

Oher was waived/injured by the Titans earlier this month and is free to sign at any moment. The Panthers are one of the most tackle-needy teams in the league, but even swinging gate Oher wouldn't solve their problems. Oher has the name but no game. He's on the fast track to falling out of the league.
Wed, Feb 25, 2015 03:19:00 PM

Titans waived/injured OT Michael Oher.

The four-year, $20 million deal Oher signed last March was viewed as a ludicrous overpay before the ink even dried, and he proved the doubters right by going out and having a(nother) dreadful season. Due no guaranteed money for 2015, Oher was slated to make $4 million. $3.35 million of that would have become guaranteed had Oher remained on the Titans' roster through Friday, however. His release was an absolute no-brainer for the worst team in football. Oher is still only 29 (in May), but has been ineffective his entire career. He'll search for work as someone's No. 4 tackle.
Thu, Feb 5, 2015 04:47:00 PM

Titans placed RT Michael Oher (toe) on injured reserve, ending his season.

He has arthritis in the toe and needs surgery. Oher missed the last two weeks due to his toe issue. He graded out negatively in both the run and pass game, finishing as a bottom-five tackle by Pro Football Focus. Oher has no guaranteed money beyond this year and will be a candidate for offseason release.
Sat, Dec 13, 2014 02:50:00 PM

Titans T Michael Oher has no guaranteed money in his contract after this season.

The Titans paid Oher $6M for this season and proceeded to watch him get tossed around like a rag doll. The "Blind Side" has been a major liability in both the run and pass game for nearly five years now.
Source: ESPN.com
Thu, Dec 4, 2014 10:02:00 AM

Coach Ken Whisenhunt confirmed Monday that Michael Oher and Michael Roos will open the season as the Titans' starting tackles.

Oher will play the right side, with Roos on the left. This officially makes No. 11 overall pick Taylor Lewan a backup. Based on his performance with the Ravens, Oher is likely to be a major liability, both in run and pass blocking.
Mon, Sep 1, 2014 04:46:00 PM

The Nashville Tennessean believes new Titans RT Michael Oher will have to compete with No. 11 overall pick Taylor Lewan in training camp.

This is the same Oher the Titans gave $9.5 million guaranteed in March. Beat writer Jim Wyatt is just stating the obvious, but it's worth passing along nonetheless. Wyatt "fully expects" each of Oher, Lewan and LT Michael Roos to remain on the roster come Week 1. The Titans have had a baffling offseason.
Mon, May 26, 2014 02:52:00 PM

Titans signed RT Michael Oher to a four-year, $20 million contract with $9.5 million guaranteed.

We have to believe Ozzie Newsome is chuckling at this one. Oher, 28 in May, never got better during his five-year stint in Baltimore, struggling mightily in spot duty at left tackle and performing at a well-below-average clip on the right side. He graded out as Pro Football Focus' No. 68 tackle in 2013, among 76 qualifiers. Oher was a dead-last 76th in run blocking with eight sacks allowed. He'll replace David Stewart at right tackle in Nashville. For the second consecutive offseason, the Titans are having a head-scratching free agency period under scuffling GM Ruston Webster. (At least they "landed" Charlie Whitehurst.)
Fri, Mar 14, 2014 06:37:00 PM

Free agent RT Michael Oher is visiting the Titans.

It's Oher's first known action of free agency. The former No. 23 overall pick of the 2009 draft is a classic case of a player whose name is bigger than his game. Oher can't play left tackle and even struggles on the right side. He's also a penalty machine. The Titans would be better off with Byron Stingily at right tackle. If Oher leaves his Tennessee visit, he'll then take a trip to Oakland.
Fri, Mar 14, 2014 09:54:00 AM

The Baltimore Sun reports the Ravens have yet to begin contract talks with free agent RT Michael Oher.

Per reporter Aaron Wilson, the Ravens aren't expected to talk with Oher until they reach a resolution with fellow free agent Eugene Monroe. It's safe to say the Ravens aren't afraid to let Oher walk. He was a bottom-10 tackle in Pro Football Focus' ratings last season.
Mon, Mar 3, 2014 04:54:00 PM

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PosRoleName
QB1Cam Newton
2Derek Anderson
3Joe Webb
RB1Jonathan Stewart
2Cameron Artis-Payne
3Fozzy Whittaker
GLB1Jonathan Stewart
2Mike Tolbert
3RB1Jonathan Stewart
2Fozzy Whittaker
FB1Mike Tolbert
WR11Kelvin Benjamin
2Corey Brown
3Brenton Bersin
WR21Ted Ginn
2Devin Funchess
3Damiere Byrd
WR31Devin Funchess
TE1Greg Olsen
2Ed Dickson
3Scott Simonson
LT1Michael Oher
2Daryl Williams
LG1Andrew Norwell
2Chris Scott
C1Ryan Kalil
2Gino Gradkowski
RG1Trai Turner
RT1Mike Remmers
2Donald Hawkins
K1Graham Gano