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

Titans' Michael Oher is tired of disrespect

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The Tennessee Titans signed Michael Oher this offseason, but he wasn’t the uncontested starter for long. The Titans drafted his potential replacement in the first round of the 2014 draft in Taylor Lewan, and the two will compete for the starting job. Oher is tired of hearing that he won’t win out.

“I don’t know anything about any speculation because I know what type of player I am,” Oher said to “I’m kind of tired of getting disrespected by a lot of people who don’t know anything about the work I put in and how hard I work, and the love and passion I have for this game.

“So I’m not worried about anything. I go out there every day and give it my all. That’s the kind of guy I am.”

He added, however, that he thought he was having a good camp.

“Every day I come to get better,” Oher said. “That’s the only thing I can do – to keep within myself and get better.”

Still, Oher seems discontent with his current status, while Lewan seemed pleased with himself after the first preseason game. Their state of minds seem a world apart as they compete for the same job.

“If you understand fronts and schemes, it slows the game down a little bit for you,” the first-round pick said to “The physicality is much different than college ball but overall I felt good.”

Oher signed with the Titans for four years and $20 million deal.

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