Friday, March 14, 2014
Titans looking at OT Michael Oher
By Paul Kuharsky
One candidate to replace right tackle David Stewart for the Tennessee Titans has emerged.
Outgoing Baltimore offensive tackle Michael Oher is visiting the team Friday.
Oher is a well-known name because he was the central figure in Michael Lewis’ book, “The Blind Side" and the movie made based on the book that starred Sandra Bullock. He is from Memphis.
He’s played on both sides with middling success in Baltimore, and the Ravens are not attempting to re-sign him.
The Titans have Byron Stingily in line at right tackle after the recent release of long-time starter Stewart.
The Titans drafted two offensive linemen last season -- right guard Chance Warmack in the first round and center Brian Schwenke in the fourth. They might be reluctant to fill another starting spot with a youngster.
ESPN’s resident general manager Bill Polian gave Oher a C on his free agency board.
Strictly a right tackle, Oher's off-the-field story is more compelling than his play of late. He has adequate size and ability for the position but consistently underwhelmed as a run blocker this past season while showing to be very average when left alone in protection.
If the Titans bring him in, it will be partly as a reclamation project for new offensive line coach Bob Bostad.
The Titans are also hosting Kansas City linebacker Akeem Jordan.