Chuck Burton, Associated Press
Carolina Panthers' Michael Oher speaks to the media during the first day of their NFL football offseason conditioning program, Monday, April 20, 2015, in Charlotte, N.C.

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Michael Oher is anxious to return to the position that first made him famous — "The Blind Side."

Oher, the subject of a book and 2009 hit movie by that name, will have a chance to win the Carolina Panthers starting left tackle job this season after struggling in 2014 playing right tackle for the Tennessee Titans.

The 28-year-old Oher says "it's my more natural position."

The Panthers signed Oher to a two-year, $7 million contract last month after parting ways with starting left tackle Byron Bell. Oher is penciled in as the replacement, although it's possible Carolina could select a tackle in the upcoming NFL draft.

Oher played 11 games last season for the Titans before undergoing season-ending surgery on his left toe. Tennessee released him in February.


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