Michael Oher‘s first season with the Titans is over, as ESPN.com’s Paul Kuharsky tweets that the team has placed the offensive tackle on the injured reserve. To take his space on the roster, the team has promoted defensive back Khalid Wooten (via Kuharsky).
The Titans haven’t received the type of production they were likely hoping for when the inked Oher to a four-year deal worth $20MM in March. The former first-rounder had previously started every game of his career since entering with the Ravens in 2009. He was on track to continue that this season until a toe injury prevented him from playing the last two weeks.
Despite playing the third-most snaps for the Titans this season, Pro Football Focus’ advanced metrics (subscription required) rank Oher as the team’s worst offensive player. The same metrics also rank the former first-rounder as the fifth-worst qualifying tackle in the league. The last time those statistics rated Oher above league-average was his rookie season in 2009.
Wooten, a cornerback out of Nevada, was the Titans’ sixth-round pick in 2013. He has spent the last season-plus on Tennessee’s practice squad.