CORTLAND, N.Y. -- Jeff Otah is heading back to the Carolina Panthers.
The veteran offensive tackle failed his physical again with the Jets on Tuesday, meaning New York's trade with Carolina was rescinded. Otah was acquired by the Jets last Monday, but failed his first physical and was placed on the active-physically unable to perform list. He had seven days -- until Tuesday -- to pass it.
"Jeff didn't fulfill the terms of the trade, so he's en route to Carolina and he'll remain with the Panthers," Jets general manager Mike Tannenbaum said.
He wouldn't say if New York had the opportunity to extend the deadline for Otah.
"We had seven days, and we took the seven days," Tannenbaum said.
Otah was sidelined most of the last two seasons by a nagging knee injury, but New York traded a conditional draft pick to Carolina for the former first-rounder to push right tackle Wayne Hunter for the starting job.
Panthers general manager Marty Hurney said he'll meet with Otah on Wednesday in Sp...