Earlier this weekend, Jeff Otah had to get an MRI on his left knee, which is the same knee that has limited him to four games out of the last thirty five.
Otah had tweaked his knee in non contact drills on the last day of OTA’s. The results have been released and he is okay, but okay is not really good enough.
This makes fans wonder though, if simple drills can tweak his knee, will he be able to play at all this season. It is unfortunate for him he is in his last year of his rookie contract which means that unless he actually can play most of the games, he will probably be gone.
I really do not see any team that would pick him up next year if they are only going to get a good game every other year.
Coach Ron Rivera said this isn’t really a setback for the team, “But we just wanted to make sure everything’s OK.”; I am sure it is easy to say that when you have Jason Campbell or Bryon Bell in the depth chart.
Earlier this year, Otah’s agent said he was back to full health. When he is fully healthy, you get a running game like back in 2008 and a playoff run. Since he has been gone there really hasn’t been a superstar at the position.
I am not going to look into this too quickly, as he might not have a problem after all, but if by chance that something later on happens and is bad, Carolina might have to put him on the practice squad to avoid a wasted spot on the 53 man roster.