Oher may be facing end with Ravens

Oher may be facing end with Ravens
December 28, 2013, 8:15 pm
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Ravens need to end road woes against Bengals

(John Rieger-USA TODAY Sports)

Michael Oher isn’t approaching Sunday’s game against the Bengals as if it may be his last with the Ravens. But that may be because he’s more optimistic about making the playoffs than he is about staying with the team that drafted him in the first round in 2009.

"I'm working like we're going to the playoffs and I'm going be here," Oher said, as reported by ESPN.com. "It crosses your mind once in a while, but that's just being human."

Widespread speculation is that the Ravens aren’t inclined to reach a new contract with their starting right tackle, whose rookie deal expires after this season. Overall, Oher would have to be classified as a disappointment, starting with the fact that he wasn’t able to hold down the left tackle position and adding his penchant for false-start penalties.

And when he was asked this week about whether the Ravens might decide to part ways with him, notice how he refers to the club as “they.”

"If it happens [being re-signed], that would be great,” Oher said. “You don't want to pick up and move. But that's the nature of the business. This is a great organization. They're going to put themselves in the best situation to win. If that means getting rid of me, they're going to do what's best for the team. I totally understand that."