Michael Oher signs contract with Tennessee Titans


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The Tennessee Titans announced that right tackle Michael Oher signed with the team Friday. NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported that the deal is for four years and $20 million with $9.5 million in guarantees, according to a source who has seen the paperwork.

Oher, 27, will fill the vacancy left by the recent release of veteran tackle David Stewart.

Regarded as one of the league's promising young tackles early in his career, Oher fell out of favor in Baltimore last season -- ostensibly due to his subpar performance in the Ravens' decrepit rushing attack.

New position coach Bob Bostad will be charged with getting Oher to play up to his talent on an offensive line that otherwise has plenty of promise. The change of scenery should help.

Having shelled out $10 million in guarantees for a reclamation project while also downgrading at backup quarterback, Titans coach Ken Whisenhunt and general manager Ruston Webster are keeping us guessing.

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