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Jeff Otah

Jeff Otah - #79 - T

Status Inactive
Height/Weight 6' 6"/ 340 lbs.
Birthday 06/17/1986
Birthplace New Castle, DE
College Pittsburgh
Years played 5
Drafted 2008, 1st round, 19th pick by Panthers

Insider: Browns will be looking for QB in year or two

Posted Aug. 26, 2012 @ 2:09 p.m. ET
An NFL insider says adding overaged QB Brandon Weeden likely means the Browns will have to address the position again before too long.

Panthers release OT Otah

Posted Aug. 02, 2012 @ 2:41 p.m. ET
The Panthers terminated the contract of OT Jeff Otah, the team announced Thursday.

Jets sending OT Otah back to Carolina

Posted July 31, 2012 @ 10:37 a.m. ET
OT Jeff Otah will return to the Panthers after his trade to the Jets was voided when he didn't pass a physical.

Jets place Otah on PUP list

Posted July 25, 2012 @ 7:42 p.m. ET
The Jets have placed ORT Jeff Otah on the PUP list, the team said Wednesday.

Bell to start at ORT spot for Panthers

Posted July 24, 2012 @ 2:30 p.m. ET
Panthers head coach Ron Rivera confirmed that Byron Bell will be the team’s starting right tackle when training camp begins.

Jets acquire OT Otah from Panthers

Posted July 23, 2012 @ 5:11 p.m. ET
The Jets acquired former first-round OT Jeff Otah from the Panthers for an undisclosed draft pick, the teams announced Monday.

Panthers trying to light fire under Otah

Posted June 22, 2012 @ 1:28 p.m. ET
There are Panthers observers wondering how much more patience the team will show Jeff Otah.

Panthers place ORT Otah on injured reserve

Posted Oct. 19, 2011 @ 12:16 p.m. ET
Panthers ORT Jeff Otah has been placed on season-ending injured reserved, the team announced Wednesday.

Panthers expect Otah to return to dominance

Posted Sept. 24, 2011 @ 6:18 p.m. ET
Even though he hasn't played in a full game since 2009, Carolina ORT Jeff Otah is expected to return to his former excellence, according to NFC Whispers.

Otah's recovery, return a top need for Panthers

Posted June 13, 2011 @ 10:29 a.m. ET
The return of ORT Jeff Otah is a significant issue facing the Panthers and it could fly under the radar.

Panthers depending on Otah to rebound strongly

Posted Jan. 23, 2011 @ 1:11 a.m. ET
After he missed all of 2010 because of injury, Carolina is counting on starting ORT Jeff Otah to be healthy and a major contributor to the team beginning in training camp, according to NFC South Whispers.

Panthers place OT Otah on I.R.

Posted Nov. 09, 2010 @ 5:32 p.m. ET
The Panthers have placed former first-round OT Jeff Otah (knee) on injured reserve. They also claimed RB Andre Brown off waivers from Indianapolis and re-signed RB Josh Vaughan and LB Abdul Hodge.

Panthers RB Williams does not travel to St. Louis

Posted Oct. 30, 2010 @ 5:07 p.m. ET
The Panthers will be without RB DeAngelo Williams for Sunday's game against the Rams.

Panthers await return of ORT Otah

Posted Oct. 01, 2010 @ 3:04 p.m. ET
Panthers ORT Jeff Otah is taking longer than some expected to return from a setback in his recovery from an Aug. 4 left knee scope.

Panthers ORT Otah out vs. Bengals

Posted Sept. 25, 2010 @ 12:24 p.m. ET
Jeff Otah will miss his third straight game due to a knee injury.

Insider: Steelers 'D' still one of best

Posted Sept. 19, 2010 @ 6 p.m. ET
One NFL insider says the Steelers' defense is so good it's making up for Pittsburgh's struggles at quarterback and offensive line.


Posted Aug. 01, 2012
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.
Posted July 31, 2012
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.
Posted July 25, 2012
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.
Posted Oct. 19, 2011
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.
Posted Aug. 02, 2011
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.