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The New York Jets have traded an undisclosed draft pick to the Carolina Panthers for tackle Jeff Otah, a former first round pick in the 2008 NFL Draft. He has started 29 games for the Panthers but has been very banged up the past two seasons, with knee and back injuries. Otah has only played in 4 games over the past two seasons but is a “dominant run blocking right tackle” when health.
There have been questions about his conditioning and toughness in the past. However, if he can stay on the field, Otah would be a substantial upgrade over Wayne Hunter. At a minimum, this is the competition that the Jets needed to bring in for Hunter who didn’t deserve to have the job handed to him. The Jets aren’t going to cut Hunter because of the money they owe him but now have a viable threat to his position on the roster. There had been some chatter about potentially adding Vernon Carey but Otah has a much greater upside.
This will likely be an open competition from day one in camp and further proves the Jets have zero faith in players like Vlad Ducasse or Austin Howard to be major contributors.
Otah is 6’6, 330 pounds and attended the University of Pittsburgh.
It is a fair assumption that the compensation will be determined by Otah hitting a certain snap count, look for the pick to slide anywhere from a 4th to 7th rounder. It is a small risk for a player with as much upside as Otah, particularly at a positon of need for the Jets whose depth is looking much better now at tackle, as they also have another former starter Stephon Heyer on the roster.
Do not be surprised if the Jets make another move or two in the coming days. They still need a blocking tight end and depth at running back.
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The New York Jets have acquired tackle Jeff Otah from the Carolina Panthers for an undisclosed conditional draft choice.
Otah spent four seasons with the Panthers after being a first-round draft choice (19th overall) in 2008. He started all 29 games that he played.
But last season, he played in only four games, then went on injured reserve on Oct. 19 with a left knee injury. He...
Trade for Panthers: The Panthers were busy today, trading a conditional late round pick for Louis Murphy and then trading Jeff Otah for a conditional late round pick to the Jets (no word yet if those two are the same conditional late round picks). Otah was once one of the best right tackles in the game, but he’s played just 4 games over the last 2 seasons due to a variety of injuries...
Right tackle Jeff Otah was traded to the Jets, who sent an undisclosed conditional draft pick to the Panthers.
Otah was a first-round pick by the Panthers in 2008, and was viewed as one of the best young right tackles in the game. He helped pave the way for running backs DeAngelo Williams and Jonathan Stewart to become the first teammates in NFL history to each run for more than...
Today the Jets have announced they have traded a conditional draft pick for Carolina Panthers Tackle, Jeff Otah.Otah was the 19th overall pick in 2008, but has only played in four games in the past two seasons. He missed all of 2010 with a knee injury and played in two of six games in 2011 because of reoccurring knee issues.According to reports, Otah will make $1.1 million and...
Do you hear that New York Jets fans? It’s the hallelujah chorus that spontaneously assembled after the news broke that the Jets acquired Jeff Otah, an offensive tackle from the Carolina Panthers. He will likely replace Wayne Hunter at right tackle, who infamously struggled all last season. This move is a long time coming for [...]
The New York Jets have acquired offensive tackle Jeff Otah from the Carolina Panthers for an undisclosed draft pick. Jeff Otah was the 19th overall pick in the 2008 NFL Draft and has played well in action, although his health is a real concern for the New York Jets. If healthy, Jeff Otah can become a major upgrade over current right tackle Wayne Hunter, but that’s a big if according...
The New York Jets were able to acquire Right Tackle Jeff Otah from the Carolina Panthers, by sending an undisclosed conditional draft pick for the 26 year old Otah.
Otah will be competing for a job with last years starter Wayne Hunter who is coming off a very bad season, as he was a glaring weakness on the line all season allowing 8 ½ sacks, and 11 penalties.
The trade for Otah...
Right tackle Jeff Otah was acquired by the Jets, who sent an undisclosed conditional draft pick to Carolina. Otah was a first-round pick by the Panthers in 2008, and was viewed as one of the best young right tackles in the game. He helped pave the way for running backs DeAngelo Williams and Jonathan Stewart to become the first teammates in NFL history to each run for more than...
The Panthers finally gave up on former first round pick Jeff Otah on Monday, agreeing to a deal that would send the oft-injured offensive lineman to the New York Jets for a conditional seventh-round pick.
The New York Jets acquired offensive tackle Jeff Otah from the Carolina Panthers for a conditional seventh-round pick in next year’s draft. So why didn’t the Packers go after the talented 26-year-old? After all, left tackle is the one position on offense that figures to be a question mark when the regular season begins in [...]
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In advance of training camp, which begins in four days, the Panthers were wheeling and dealing on Monday.
Earlier in the day, the team traded a late-round conditional draft choice to the Raiders for receiver Louis Murphy.
The 25-year-old Murphy was on the roster bubble in Oakland, and looked to be the odd man out of a crowded WR corps. The Raiders did well acquiring a pick for him...