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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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Pittsburgh 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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