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Carolina Panthers release offensive tackle Michael Oher

Carolina Panthers' Michael Oher (73) stretches before an NFL football game against the Minnesota Vikings in Charlotte, N.C., Sunday, Sept. 18, 2016. The Vikings won 22-10. (AP Photo/Bob Leverone) Carolina Panthers' Michael Oher (73) stretches before an NFL football game against the Minnesota Vikings in Charlotte, N.C., Sunday, Sept. 18, 2016. The Vikings won 22-10. (AP Photo/Bob Leverone)
CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) -

The Carolina Panthers announced Thursday they have terminated offensive tackle Michael Oher.

The team sent a press release announcing the termination just before 4:30 p.m.

The Carolina Panthers have terminated vested veteran/failed physical offensive tackle Michael Oher, the team announced Thursday.

In 2016, Oher started the first three games of the season before a concussion caused him to be inactive for the next seven games and placed on injured reserve. 

Oher joined the Panthers in 2015 and started all 16 regular season games and three postseason games for a Panthers team that won an NFC Championship and made an appearance in Super Bowl 50.

In eight NFL seasons split between Baltimore (2009-13), Tennessee (2014) and Carolina (2015-16), Oher has started all 110 regular season games he played. He was a member of the Baltimore’s Super Bowl XLVII championship team following the 2012 season.

The announcement came just two days after Oher voiced his opinion on the firing of general manager Dave Gettleman.

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