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New York Jets Acquire Jeff Otah From the Carolina Panthers, Ending the Wayne Hunter Experience

Despite all logic and reason to the contrary, the Jets had been publicly supportive of Wayne Hunter, the sieve at right tackle who was a major drain on an otherwise effective line. Today, though, the Jets have made a move in hopes of upgrading the right tackle position. The Jets acquired Jeff Otah for a conditional draft pick, presumably conditioned on Otah staying healthy and reaching certain playing time benchmarks.

Otah has played in only four games the last two seasons, but is only 26 years old. When he was healthier (25 games played in 2008 and 2009), he paved the way for some very productive seasons for DeAngelo Williams and Johnathan Stewart. Health is a big if, but when Otah is in the lineup, the right side should be a lot better, if for no other reason than it is someone besides Hunter.

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