Jeff Otah will report to the Panthers Wednesday, but he won't be part of the team. Teammates have spent too much time playing, Otah too much time watching. The Panthers aren't his anymore.
If healthy, Otah is among the better run blockers in the NFL. He was on the cusp of the Pro Bowl his first two seasons and probably would have been selected if he played left, instead of right, tackle.
Since then he's been injured. And once you're out, you're out. He might play again, and might play well.
But it will be with a team other than the Panthers.