Carolina Panthers sign Michael Oher, focus of ‘The Blind Side’ movie


Left: Michael Oher (Keith Allison via Wikimedia Commons) Right: Part of the theatrical release poster of “The Blind Side (Wikipedia)

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The Carolina Panthers signed free agent Michael Oher to a two-year contract on Friday, according to ESPN.

Oher was recently released by the Tennessee Titans after starting 11 games this season. He played five seasons with the Baltimore Ravens prior to that.

The 315-pound 28-year-old athlete was the focus of the movie “The Blind Side,” which followed Oher’s rise from being a homeless teenager to becoming a football star.

“I’m excited to be joining an organization that knows how to win. They’ve won the past two division championships, and I’m excited to be a part of it,” the offensive tackle said, according to the Panthers. “When I came here on a visit, the culture was great. They’re very into winning and doing everything possible to win.”

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