Panthers get WR Murphy from Raiders; Send Otah to Jets

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. —

 The Oakland Raiders have traded wide receiver Louis Murphy to the Carolina Panthers for an undisclosed conditional draft choice.

   The team announced the trade on Monday, just days before the start of training camp.

   Murphy made an immediate impact as Oakland's fourth-round pick in 2009, catching 75 passes for 1,130 yards and six touchdowns in his first two seasons.

   But Murphy was slowed by a groin injury last season and started only one game. He had 15 catches for 241 yards and became expendable when fifth-round pick Juron Criner and undrafted free agent Rod Streater passed him in offseason workouts.

   The teams made a previous trade this offseason with Oakland sending offensive lineman Bruce Campbell to Carolina for running back Mike Goodson.

Jets get veteran OT Jeff Otah


The New York Jets have acquired tackle Jeff Otah from the Carolina Panthers for an undisclosed conditional draft choice.

   Otah spent four seasons with the Panthers after being a first-round draft choice (19th overall) in 2008. He started all 29 games that he played.

   But last season, he played in only four games, then went on injured reserve on Oct. 19 with a left knee injury. He has missed 31 of his last 35 games.

   The Jets need depth on their offensive line, and Otah could push right tackle Wayne Hunter for a starting job if Otah is healthy. Hunter struggled at times in 2011, his first year as a full-time regular.

   New York also put four players on the physically unable to perform list: safety LaRon Landry, rookie linebacker Demario Davis, receiver Jordan White and guard Terrence Campbell.

   Landry and White both have foot injuries and will continue to rehab with team trainers. Campbell and Davis strained their hamstrings during a conditioning run and will be day to day when training camp begins Friday.

   Davis is the team's third-round draft pick from Arkansas State. Coach Rex Ryan compared him to Ray Lewis for his leadership qualities.

   Landry signed with the Jets in March and they hope he will be a significant part of the secondary. He is coming off injuries to his Achilles tendon and heel that shortened his season last year with the Washington Redskins. The 27-year-old Landry was with the Jets during the first few weeks of the offseason program before heading out on his own to rehab rather than stay around the team and its medical staff.

   He finished each of the past two seasons on injured reserve and played in just 17 games.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.