General manager Marty Hurney said the Carolina Panthers are waiting for the results of a physical exam on Otah before making a decision on the future of the team's former first-round draft pick.|||||||
Carolina traded Otah to the New York Jets last week, but the deal was rescinded after Otah failed his physical. He reverted back to the Panthers' roster. It's still unclear what Carolina will do with him. Hurney and coach Ron Rivera met with Otah for about 45 minutes in Spartanburg before he was sent back to Charlotte for another physical and conditioning tests. Hurney said the test will continue Thursday morning.
Otah has failed his physical again with the Jets, meaning New York's trade with Carolina is off and the offensive tackle is headed back to the Panthers.|||||||
Otah was acquired by the Jets last Monday, but failed his physical and was placed on the active-physically unable to perform list. He had seven days - until Tuesday - to pass. 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.
Newly acquired Jets offensive tackle Jeff Otah has failed his physical and been placed on the active-physically unable to perform list, meaning New York's trade with Carolina is on hold.|||||||
The Jets say Wednesday that the trade is contingent on Otah, sidelined most of the last two seasons by a nagging knee injury, passing his physical in the next seven days. New York traded an undisclosed conditional draft pick to Carolina on Monday for the former first-rounder. The 26-year-old Otah played in only four games last season, then went on injured reserve on Oct. 19 with a left knee injury. He has missed 31 of his last 35 games.
The Carolina Panthers have placed starting right tackle Otah on injured reserve for the third time in four seasons.|||||||
Otah has been struggling with back and knee issues stemming from two prior knee surgeries. The Panthers decided to shut him down for the season to give him time to rest and fully recover, sensing he wasn't getting any better. He missed last week's game against Atlanta because of back problems. Panthers general manager Marty Hurney said Otah will not need surgery.
Otah says he was frustrated last season when what he thought was a minor knee problem turned into a season-ending injury.|||||||
Otah is healthy and prepared to again be a dominant piece of the Panthers offensive line. Otah says there's been no hesitation of lingering problems in his left knee, which was operated on this time a year ago. Then the Panthers expected Otah to bounce back in time for the season opener. Instead, the problem persisted and Otah never played a snap in 2010. He came to camp in good shape and has gone through the first few days of practice without issues.