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Tuesday, July 31, 2012
Jets RT Wayne Hunter's job is safe

By James Walker

It looks like Wayne Hunter's starting job at right tackle is safe for at least another year.

The New York Jets' trade with the Carolina Panthers for Jeff Otah fell through on Tuesday. New York traded a draft pick to Carolina on the conditions of Otah passing a physical. The right tackle had a bad knee but a week to get healthy. It didn’t work out and Otah is with the Panthers again.

Hunter struggled mightily at right tackle last year. The Jets curiously didn't do much in the draft or free agency to challenge Hunter but felt a low-risk move for Otah was worth a shot.