Updated, 6:27 p.m. ET
The New York Jets have acquired tackle Jeff Otah in a trade with the Carolina Panthers for an undisclosed conditional draft choice. The announcement was made by general manager Mike Tannenbaum.
Otah (6'6", 340) 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.
Four Placed on Active PUP
The Jets have placed four players on their Active Physically Unable to Perform list today.
Veteran safety LaRon Landry and seventh-round rookie WR Jordan White both have foot injuries and will continue their rehab with the Jets' training staff. Third-round LB Demario Davis and undrafted free agent G Terrence Campbell strained hamstrings during their conditioning runs earlier today and will be day-to-day.