Jets newly acquired OT Jeff Otah was placed on the active/PUP list today after he failed the team physical.
Obviously this is not news we all wanted to hear, but it shouldn’t come as too much of a surprise. Otah was a big injury risk, and it’s part of the reason the Panthers were so eager to trade him.
Luckily the Jets had a plan for this very scenario. Per the NY Jets Twitter, “Otah has 7 days to pass his Jets physical. If he doesn’t, the trade for an undisclosed conditional draft choice, would be voided.”
Currently the NYJ-CAR trade is “on hold.” For those counting, this is the second Jets trade to be placed on hold this off-season.
You can safely bet that if this trade is voided, the Jets will be calling around for other options, like Dolphins OT Vernon Carey.
FYI for those unfamiliar with the difference between the active/PUP (aka preseason PUP) list and the regular PUP list, here’s the deal-io:
In the preseason, a player can be moved OFF the PUP list to the roster at any time, even after one practice (This could happen with Demario Davis, for example). However, a player cannot return to the PUP list once he has taken the field for a practice.
The regular season PUP list requires players to sit out six games. After that, teams have a three-week window in which to allow the player to begin practicing and decide if they will make the regular roster. (Think Reggie Bush the year he broken his leg).