Panthers terminate contract of OT Jeff Otah

After a trade that would have sent offensive tackle Jeff Otah from the Carolina Panthers to the New York Jets failed, the Panthers decided to terminate the contract of the offensive lineman.

Otah, whose failed the Jet’s physical making it so he couldn’t be traded, is now without a team. GM Matt Hurney explained his decision.

“Any time you let go of a player as good as Jeff is, it’s a hard decision,” Hurney said, according to The Charlotte Observer. “After he came back and talking to him and going through the last few days, he doesn’t feel like he’s gotten over the injuries of the past two seasons and really doesn’t know when he’ll be ready. It was a decision that was probably best for both sides to move forward.”

Otah has only played in four games the last two seasons.