Dec 29, 2013; Cincinnati, OH, USA; Baltimore Ravens tackle Michael Oher (74) against the Cincinnati Bengals at Paul Brown Stadium. Bengals defeated the Ravens 34-17. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

NFL Free Agency 2014: Tennessee Titans sign Michael Oher


The Baltimore Ravens may have landed wide receiver Steve Smith on Friday, but they allowed offensive lineman and subject of the film The Blindside Michael Oher to walk. While there were some that though Oher may re-sign with the Ravens, he has instead walked all the way to Tennessee and inked a deal with the Titans.

According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, Oher has signed a four-year, $20 million contract with the Titans that pays him nearly $10 million in guaranteed cash.

 

The move is one of many that the Titans have been making under new head coach Ken Whisenhunt and seems to be one that may end up paying off big for whoever gets under center for Tennessee in 2014.

He obviously wasn’t valuable enough to the Ravens for them to fork over more cash than the Titans did, but that’s not a knock on Oher. He’s had his struggles, but a new team and a new contract may motivate him to step up and become a star again in the NFL.

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