I suppose anything is better than Hunter. Hopefully he is physically able to compete.
Since we traded for him, I assume we are paying his $2.35 million dollar salary. So, if I am not mistaken, we have $4.85 million tied up at the RT position. $4.85 million for THESE two guys. Can't help but think if we got rid of Hunter when we could have what we could have gotten for $4.85 million this year.
LOLJets acquired OT Jeff Otah from the Panthers in exchange for a conditional draft choice.
Fare thee well, Wayne Hunter.
Nice, like this move. If we get adequate play out of our RT the offense could be pretty decent.
Otah's missed 30 of his last 34 games but I love the move...even though he has bad knees, this position needed a desperate upgrade this offseason and if healthy, he definitely is one. Good work, Mr.T. Excited to see this guy in training camp.
Can anyone see Hunter, Ducasse and Otah all on the roster this year?
According to this link, Otah outplayed Woody on average during '08 and '09. Given that these were Otah's first two years in the league, pretty impressive.
New York Jets fans can rejoice. The infamous Wayne Hunter era as New York's starting right tackle is presumably over.
The Jets acquired Jeff Otah from the Carolina Panthers in exchange for a conditional draft choice on Monday. Otah has 29 career starts and is talented enough to replace Hunter as New York's starting right tackle in Week 1.
Many were dumbfounded that the Jets did nothing to replace Hunter this offseason after Hunter struggled mightily in 2011. Jets starting quarterback Mark Sanchez had little protection on the right side and was sacked a career-high 39 times last season.
Otah is a solid player and a definite upgrade over Hunter and backup Vladimir Ducasse, who has been slow to develop.
The Jets are obviously tired of waiting for Ducasse and can no longer get by with Hunter as the starter. The Otah trade could quietly become one of the smartest moves in the AFC East this offseason.
"Otah is a beast," one general manager said. "He can be dominant. He has to stay on the field, and the knee is a concern, but when he's healthy there's not too many better."
“@BrianCoz: We just got our best position competition of training camp. Otah vs. Hunter. #nyj”
“@BrianCoz: Just talked to a source that confirmed the RT job is wide open.”
at the moment -- Hunter, Austin, Schauderoff remain as alternatives at tackle
Ducasse and Griffin at G
Paul somebody who signed recently at C