I can't find any current info on Jeff Otah. I wonder if he is working out, or has given up on his career in the NFL. He was a force to behold before he evolved into a bust. People may not want to admit it, but our run game was so much better when Otah was forcibly bulldozing guys out the way. He has basically been out of football for 21 months (not counting limited offseason activities). In a literal sense, his knee has had around 10 months or so to rehabilitate from the (so characterized) minor surgery that he had back in '11. According to reports he was at Bentley's O-line Academy before the start of the 2012 regular season, but now he has fallen off the map.
Provided he is physically and mentally ready to resume his pro career, wouldn't it make sense to at least give Otah a call? It's not like we couldn't use his help at LT (or any place on the line, really) if he is "right". We bet picks on him once, so a roll of the dice when nothing of consequence is on the line may be just what the doctor ordered, especially when the payout could be massive. Does anyone in Panther Land know anything about what's going on with Otah (other than eating)? [Had to get that in there to preempt the Bojangles jokes]