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Carolina Panthers, Michael Oher Agree to 3-year contract extension

The Carolina Panthers now have a long-term solution at left tackle, agreeing to a three-year contract extension with Michael Oher on Friday.

The Carolina Panthers have found their starting left tackle for the foreseeable future, announcing they have agreed to a three-year contract extension with Michael Oher.

The team has been looking for a replacement for former Pro Bowler Jordan Gross, when he retired after the 2013 season. The team turned to Byron Bell in 2014 however he struggled at the position. The Panthers then decided to signed Oher to a two-year deal. The former first round pick was released by the Tennessee Titans after an injury filled season. 

However, Oher played well for the Panthers in his first season with the team, starting every game for this offense last year. This will be the first time since 2013 that the Panthers will have the same starting left tackle in consecutive seasons.

According to NFL Network's Ian Rapaport, the two sides agreed to a three-year extension worth $21.6 million with $9.5 million guaranteed.

This is the second offensive linemen the Panthers have been able to work out an extension with. Last week, the Panthers were able to agree to a two-year extension with center Ryan Kalil.

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