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Carolina Panthers tackle Michael Oher answers questions during a press conference Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2016 in San Jose, Calif. Carolina plays the Denver Broncos in the NFL Super Bowl 50 football game Sunday, Feb. 7, 2015, in Santa Clara, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

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Carolina Panthers tackle Michael Oher answers questions during a press conference Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2016 in San Jose, Calif. Carolina plays the Denver Broncos in the NFL Super Bowl 50 football game Sunday, Feb. 7, 2015, in Santa Clara, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

Oher's best season started with a text

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SAN JOSE, Calif. — When Cam Newton discovered the Carolina Panthers planned to make a run at signing Michael Oher last offseason, he texted the free agent offensive tackle: “I need you. I don’t want you. I NEED you.”

Newton had sent text messages before to potential free agent prospects but this time he was desperate.


The Panthers were not planning to re-sign struggling left tackle Byron Bell, and Newton needed someone to protect his blind side. He thought Oher would be a perfect fit.

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