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Panthers sign OT Michael Oher to 3-year extension

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Michael Oher (Carolina Panthers' twitter)

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — One day after a contract extension with Carolina Panthers head coach Ron Rivera was announced, the team said it has signed offensive tackle Michael Oher to a new deal.

According to WSOC, Oher signed a three-year contract extension, which locks him up through the 2019 season.

“We’re very pleased,”said Dave Gettleman, general manager. “Michael came in here last year and fit in extremely well. He really had a solid year. He’s in his prime right now and he’s healthy. He’s become a quality player for us.”

During Oher’s first season with the team, he started all 16 regular season games.

The 6 foot 4 inch, 315-pound lineman joined the team after playing for the Tennessee Titans in 2014.

ESPN said the deal is worth $21.6 million in new money with $9.5 million being guaranteed.

“I’m very excited,” Oher said. “I really can’t wait to get to work. I don’t want to let these guys down. They believe in me.”