Jets' Otah fails physical, trade on hold
NEW YORK (AP)
The Jets say Wednesday that the trade is contingent on Otah, sidelined most of the last two seasons by a nagging knee injury, passing his physical in the next seven days. New York traded an undisclosed conditional draft pick to Carolina on Monday for the former first-rounder.
The 26-year-old Otah played in only four games last season, then went on injured reserve on Oct. 19 with a left knee injury. He has missed 31 of his last 35 games.
Still, the Jets took a chance on Otah, who could push right tackle Wayne Hunter for the starting job if healthy.