Monday, July 23, 2012
Panthers unload Jeff Otah
By Pat Yasinskas
The Carolina Panthers made just announced their second trade of the day. After trading with Oakland for receiver Louis Murphy, the Panthers said they have traded offensive tackle Jeff Otah to the New York Jets in exchange for a conditional draft pick.
The details on the pick aren’t known yet, but I wouldn’t imagine it’s worth very much. After showing lots of promise at right tackle in his first two seasons, Otah has dealt with a series of injuries and has appeared in only four games the last two years. Byron Bell ended up starting in Otah’s place last season and made a favorable impression on the coaching staff.
The Panthers also have some depth behind Otah with Bruce Campbell and Garry Williams, who both can play guard and tackle.