One of the Panthers’ most glaring needs all last season was at the offensive tackle position. Today, Carolina may or may not have filled that void with the signing of Michael Oher.
— Carolina Panthers (@Panthers) March 6, 2015
“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,” Oher said. “When I came here on a visit, the culture was great. They’re very into winning and doing everything possible to win.”
Selected with the 23rd overall pick in the 2009 NFL Draft by the Ravens, Oher played his first two seasons under the tutelage of John Matkso, who left Baltimore following the 2010 season to become Carolina’s offensive line coach. …
… “He’s a great coach,” Oher said. “I learned a lot from him my first two years when he was in Baltimore, and the assistant that was with him in Baltimore carried his techniques on for a couple more years.”
If we go based on his last couple of years, Oher may not be the answer the Panthers need to protect Cam’s blind-side, then again, anything is better than Byron Bell.
The terms of the 2-year contract have not been released.