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[June 18, 2016]
June 17 (The Sports Xchange) - The Carolina Panthers signed left
tackle Michael Oher to a three-year contract extension on Friday.
The deal is worth $21.6 million in new money and includes $9.5
million guaranteed, according to multiple reports.
Oher was signed through 2016 at a base salary of $2.35 million. With
the extension, he is now under contract for $23.95 million through
the 2019 season.
In 2015, Oher's first season with the Panthers, he started all 16
regular-season games, opening holes for Carolina to lead the NFL
with 142.6 yards per game.
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New Orleans Saints and Pelicans owner Tom Benson has reached a
settlement in the legal dispute over his business interests with his
estranged heirs, who include his daughter Renee Benson and
grandchildren Ryan and Rita LeBlanc.
The Saints' website detailed that all parties have reached a
settlement, but the agreement is confidential. The 88-year-old
billionaire initially filed a lawsuit with the premise to leave full
ownership of his business interests to his third wife, Gayle Benson.
The business interests include the respective NFL and NBA teams as
well as car dealerships, real estate and a television station.
"Operations for all Tom Benson business properties including the New
Orleans Saints, the New Orleans Pelicans, WVUE-FOX 8, automotive
dealerships and Benson Tower remain 'business as usual,'" the Saints
posted on their website.
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Steelers center Maurkice Pouncey revealed he underwent six surgical
procedures and a skin graft on his left leg after suffering a broken
fibula during the 2015 preseason.
Pouncey told ESPN's Jeremy Fowler that he is relieved to be back on
the field after missing the 2015 season. Pouncey was injured in the
Aug. 23 preseason game when Green Bay Packers safety Ha Ha
Clinton-Dix fell onto the back of his leg.
The 26-year-old Pouncey underwent surgery and had a setback in
October when the surgical wound didn't close properly and he
developed a staph infection.
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The Buffalo Bills signed offensive tackle Justin Renfrow and
designated safety Phillip Thomas as waived/injured.
Terms of the deal weren't disclosed.
Renfrow, 26, hasn't played in an NFL game. (Editing by Andrew Both)
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