Panthers place Otah on IR, sign Pettiti

The Carolina Panthers have now lost for the balance of the year both of their starting tackles.

Previously, it was left tackle Jordan Gross.  Now, it’s right tackle Jeff Otah.

Otah has landed on injured reserve due to a knee injury he suffered on Sunday at New England.   

His roster spot has been filled by Rob Pettiti.  Otah’s starting spot will be filled by Geoff Schwartz, who previously is best known for cajoling his young friends to stick their tongues to frozen flag poles.  (Yeah, it’s December.)