Jeff Otah Placed on Active PUP List

Tackle Jeff Otah, acquired in a trade from Carolina on Monday, today was placed on the Jets' Active Physically Unable to Perform list.

Otah (6'6", 340) has seven days to pass his Jets physical. If he doesn't pass the physical in that time, the trade for an undisclosed conditional draft choice would be voided.

Otah becomes the fifth Jet to be placed on the Active PUP list, joining veteran S LaRon Landry (foot) and three rookies — third-round LB Demario Davis (hamstring), seventh-round WR Jordan White (foot) and undrafted free agent G Terrence Campbell (hamstring).

Otah initially entered the NFL as a first-round selection (19th overall) of the Panthers in 2008. In four seasons with Carolina, Otah started all 29 games that he played. Last season, he started four of the first five games before he was inactive at Atlanta on Oct. 16 and placed on injured reserve with a knee injury three days later.

In his first two seasons, Otah started 25 of a possible 32 games at right tackle, helping the Panthers establish team highs in rushing yards both seasons. In 2009 he blocked for running backs DeAngelo Williams and Jonathan Stewart as the pair became the first set of teammates in NFL history to each rush for more than 1,100 yards in the same season.

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