(NEW YORK) — The New York Jets made a trade with the Carolina Panthers for offensive tackle Jeff Otah.
A source told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter that the Panthers will receive a seventh-round pick in return.
The 6-foot-6, 340 pound Otah has played with Carolina his entire career. He was the 19th overall pick in the 2008 draft, and started 25 games over his first two-seasons before injuring his left knee. Since then he missed the entire 2010 season and only played the first four games of the 2011 season before reinjuring the knee.
He has already had issues this offseason with the knee that required him to get a MRI, which showed no significant damage according to Panthers head coach Ron Rivera.
Otah will compete with current right tackle Wayne Hunter for the starting job according to league sources.
The 26-year-old Otah is due to make $1.1 million this season.
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