Aug 8, 2013; Tampa, FL, USA; Baltimore Ravens tackle Michael Oher (74) blocks Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive end Lazarius Levingston (78) during the second quarter at Raymond James Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Report: T Michael Oher Won't Meet With Oakland Raiders, Signs With Titans

UPDATED with Oher reportedly agreeing to terms with Tennessee 3/14/14, 3:40 p.m.

According to a report, the Oakland Raiders were to bring in another offensive tackle for a visit. Michael Oher was scheduled to be in Oakland on Saturday. However, a later report said Oher had agreed to terms on Friday with the Tennessee Titans, where he was visiting.

Aaron Wilson of The Baltimore Sun reported via Twitter:


The Raiders have already signed tackle Austin Howard and were scheduled to visit with free agent Donald Penn on Friday. Oakland had come to terms with Rodger Saffold as well, but he re-signed with the St. Louis Rams after failing his physical with the Raiders.

Oher, 27, has never missed a game in the NFL, starting all 80 games in his five seasons with the Baltimore Ravens, bouncing back and forth between the right and left tackle spots.

According to Pro Football Focus, Oher ranked near the bottom of the NFL in pass blocking efficiency, allowing eight sacks, seven hits and 42 hurries in 638 passing plays for the Ravens, an efficiency rating of 93 percent. That was 48th among 58 qualified players at the two tackle spots last season.

Oher may be more well known for being the subject of “The Blind Side,” a best-selling book by Michael Lewis (of “Moneyball” fame) and later a movie in which Sandra Bullock won an Oscar for her portrayal of Oher’s adopted mother, Leigh Anne Tuohy.

The film can be a sore subject for Oher, who has never been thrilled with some inaccuracies of the big-screen version of his life story.

During Media Day before Super Bowl XLVII in February 2013, Oher said (h/t Yahoo Sports):

“I’m tired of the movie. I’m here to play football is what got me here and the movie, it wasn’t me. I always knew how to play football growing up. It was different personalities, stuff like that. Playing football is what got me to this point.”

Oher was the 23rd overall pick in the 2009 draft by the Ravens out of Ole Miss.

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