Oher, who is coming off his worst season as a pro, signed a two-year, $7 million deal with the Panthers this offseason. Now on his third team in three years, Oher doesn't want to let any of his new teammates down.
“It seemed like they wanted me,” Oher said. “I got the (same) feeling going into my rookie year of not wanting to let guys down and guys with a winning culture. For me, it’s about getting back to the basics and fundamentals of doing everything right. Looking myself in the mirror knowing what I have to do and getting better from within.”
“It’s definitely about culture in the NFL. That wins you football games alone.”
"Michael's shown up and come in here and worked very hard," Rivera said. "He's done a great job. I get the reports and look at the reports and look at what he's done. Everything he's done is telling us he wants to do the things he's done in the past.
Oher started 16 games for the Ravens when they won the Super Bowl in 2012, but his stint in Tennessee produced some poor numbers, and the Titans waived him after the 2014 season.
Oher will be replacing Byron Bell, who won't be re-signed by Carolina this offseason. Oher spent the 2014 season with the Titans after signing a four-year, $20 million deal. However, Oher did not live up to expectations and was placed on injured reserve with a toe injury after Tennessee's first 11 games.
The 28-year-old spent his first five seasons with the Ravens, starting 80 consecutive games before he switched clubs. He was waived-injured by the Titans earlier this offseason. Carolina will be the third team he's played for in his seven years.
Oher spent the 2014 season with the Titans after signing a four-year, $20 million deal. However, Oher did not live up to expectations and was placed on injured reserve with a toe injury after Tennessee's first 11 games.
Oher was waived-injured by the Titans earlier this offseason.
Oher spent his first five NFL seasons with the Ravens before signing with the Titans.
Oher signed a four-year, $20 million deal last March that included $9.35 million guaranteed. He struggled at right tackle for the Titans throughout the 2014 season, which ended due on injured reserve due to a toe injury.
The Titans were scheduled to owe him $4 million in 2015 if he was on the roster.
Oher was selected in the first round by the Ravens in the 2009 NFL draft.
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