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Michael Oher | Tackle

Team: Carolina Panthers
Age / DOB:  (29) / 4/28/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 315
College: Mississippi
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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. May 7 - 9:46 AM
Source: ESPN.com

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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.
Mar 18 - 9:58 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.
Mar 6 - 1:59 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.
Feb 25 - 3:19 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.
Feb 5 - 4:47 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

According to the Baltimore Sun, re-signing free agent RT Michael Oher "isn't a priority" for the Ravens, and he's "probably seen his last days in Baltimore."

A rare first-round whiff by GM Ozzie Newsome, Oher has been a below-average starter since entering the league in 2009. Across 16 starts in 2013, the 27-year-old graded out 68th among 76 qualifiers in Pro Football Focus' tackle ratings. Oher may have to settle for a one-year, "prove-it" deal in free agency.
Sun, Feb 16, 2014 12:50:00 PM

CBS Sports' Jason La Canfora reports the Ravens are "unlikely" to make impending free agent RT Michael Oher among the highest-paid right tackles in the league.

The Ravens are much more interested in locking up LT Eugene Monroe, who is also set to become a free agent in March. Oher, the No. 23 overall pick in the 2009 draft, has shown he can't play left tackle and even struggles mightily on the right side. He's taken five penalties and has surrendered seven sacks and 33 hurries, while grading out as Pro Football Focus' No. 68 tackle out of 78 qualifiers. Oher will likely seek $6 million annually but may not find it.
Source: CBS Sports
Sun, Dec 22, 2013 10:12:00 AM

Ravens RT Michael Oher (ankle) is listed as probable for Week 2.

Oher participated fully in practice this week and won't end up missing any time after leaving the season opener with an ankle injury. He'll likely be playing at less than 100 percent, but is healthy enough to start Sunday against the Browns.
Sat, Sep 14, 2013 07:56:00 PM