The Panthers announced Friday that they’ve signed veteran OT Michael Oher to a two-year contract.
“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 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 of more years.
“I’m excited to be back with him, working with him again. He knows how to teach football.”
The Titans released Oher earlier in the offseason which cleared $2 million in cap space for Tennessee.
Oher, 28, graded out as the No. 75 overall offensive tackle out of 84 qualifying players, according to Pro Football Focus. His struggles were across the board as PFF has him rated poorly in both run and pass-blocking this past season.