Tracy Porter (22) celebrates with fans in the stands after returning an interception for a touchdown in the fourth quarter against the Pittsburgh Steelers at Sports Authority Field. (Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports)

Raiders Reportedly Interested in Tracy Porter


It was Jack Del Rio that helped bring cornerback Tracy Porter to Denver last season, but former Broncos defensive coordinator and current Oakland Raiders head coach Dennis Allen is reportedly interested in the six-year veteran out of Indiana.

Bill Williamson of ESPN says that Porter is drawing interest from a couple of teams.

According to an NFL source, the Raiders, who are in need of two starting cornerbacks, are showing interest in Denver cornerback Tracy Porter…Porter is also getting interest from his original team, New Orleans. He could be a backup plan there should Nnamdi Asomugha not sign with the Saints. -Bill Williamson (ESPN) 

Allen was also Porter’s position coach in New Orleans. Porter suffered a seizure in preseason and played in just six games last season. He experienced seizure-like symptoms before the team boarded their flight to San Diego in week 6. Once he was cleared to return to action, he suffered a season ending concussion against Cleveland in week 16. Everyone knew that Porter’s brief stint in Denver would come to an end with the emergence of young corners Chris Harris and Tony Carter. The Broncos added Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie in free agency as well.

Porter has 21 tackles and one interception in 2012. His lone interception was returned for a touchdown in the fourth quarter against the Pittsburgh Steelers in week one.

Wherever Porter ends up, we wish him the best.

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