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Joey Porter’s season definitely over, career probably over

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The Cardinals have placed Joey Porter on injured reserve, ending his 2011 season. The move may also mean Porter has played the last game of his NFL career.

Kent Somers of the Arizona Republic reports that Porter’s career is most likely over.

The 34-year-old Porter was a starter for the Cardinals’ first six games this season, but a knee injury has kept him out of the lineup, and even if he had recovered from the knee injury he wouldn’t have played because he had been surpassed on the depth chart by rookie Sam Acho.

Although Porter’s time in Arizona has to be viewed as a disappointment, considering what the team expected when it signed him to a free-agent contract in 2010, he was one of the best outside linebackers in the league when he was at his best, with the Steelers and Dolphins.

Porter played for the Steelers from 1999 to 2006 and the Dolphins from 2007 to 2009 before signing with the Cardinals. He made four Pro Bowls, recorded 98 career sacks, and was named to the NFL’s All-Decade Team.

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50 Responses to “Joey Porter’s season definitely over, career probably over”
  1. billinva says: Dec 21, 2011 7:01 PM

    And he’s still a loudmouthed jerk.

    He should go play for the Jet’s next season with the loudmouthed jerk coach.

  2. bigredjbird says: Dec 21, 2011 7:02 PM

    Good luck Joey

  3. phillyphever says: Dec 21, 2011 7:04 PM

    Porter was still in the league? Wow, thought he retired a long time ago.

  4. rr2000k says: Dec 21, 2011 7:05 PM

    Todd Heap says bwahahahaha!

  5. joelvis72 says: Dec 21, 2011 7:05 PM

    “They shot me in the a$$ in Denver!”


  6. 6andcounting says: Dec 21, 2011 7:05 PM

    I love you peezy.

  7. sportsinhd says: Dec 21, 2011 7:10 PM

    If this is the end, good luck to Porter. Without Porter there is no Super Bowl 40 run for the Steelers a few years ago. Sure he’s a loud mouth, but he mostly backed it up.

  8. kyleortonsarm says: Dec 21, 2011 7:11 PM

    Any former Steeler deserves what he gets for associating himself with that scum ridden organization that’s probably inches away from hiring Jerry Sandusky as their coordinator. They will literally allow anyone in their organization.

  9. ChrisCicc says: Dec 21, 2011 7:13 PM

    See you on the Pats next year!

  10. charliedamon says: Dec 21, 2011 7:15 PM

    No more football? Any bets on when he ends up in jail?

  11. trollaikman8 says: Dec 21, 2011 7:20 PM

    Position coach with the Jets?

  12. againsville says: Dec 21, 2011 7:29 PM

    One of the best scowls in all of sports

  13. watters7 says: Dec 21, 2011 7:32 PM

    Are we supposed to feel bad for Porter? He was, is and always will be a punk. I’m sure the NFL Network already has a parking spot reserved for Porter in the Big Mouth/Punk A** lot.

  14. wte1 says: Dec 21, 2011 7:37 PM

    I heard Joey puts coal in his kid’s Christmas stockings.

  15. johnnyjagfan says: Dec 21, 2011 7:42 PM

    Joey Porter, you know, he the kinda man take his shirt off in da club…

    “Joey Porter’s one of those guys, when you’ve got guys who talk a lot of trash and want to talk about people or put people down, they have their own insecurities. His insecurities, I don’t know,” Marshall said.

    “But he’s definitely one of those guys who all those muscles are popcorn muscles. He’s soft. We hear stories floating around the league all the time about him, as far as him being in nightclubs, dancing with his shirt off like a girl, or in the playground getting beat up back in California,” Marshall added. “He’s one of those guys that no matter how big he is, he can still get knocked on his butt. He’s soft. And you can tell the way he’s talking. His nickname’s ‘Peezy’. I don’t know what ‘Peezy’ is, Joey.”

    This is one of my favorite rants of Marshall’s crazy career.

  16. trbowman says: Dec 21, 2011 7:45 PM

    Nah, I bet he’ll join a contender looking for one more chance at the big one.

    His days as a starter are long gone, but in a limited role he can still be useful.

  17. fastwillie39 says: Dec 21, 2011 7:52 PM

    Jpeezy was awesome in Pittsburgh, end of story, most people hated him because he was loud, but he backed it up in Pittsburgh. For everyone who loves Ray Lewis or Bart Scott, don’t hate on peezy, same emotion and craziness that people hate is what made porter awesome. Stats don’t lie

  18. docredskin says: Dec 21, 2011 7:52 PM

    ESPN will cram him on set with Carter, Keyshawn, Jerry Rice, Pierce, Marcellus Wiley, Darren Woodson, and Eric Allen and they will all laugh historically at each other’s awful jokes while Chris Berman’s shockingly durable combover stews off camera.

  19. claymatthewsisonsteroids says: Dec 21, 2011 7:54 PM

    Joey Porter was still playing?

  20. steelcitymasterrace says: Dec 21, 2011 7:57 PM

    Should of never left the Steelers! He was good when he was here and terrible once he left. But that’s true of everyone!

  21. mr86ism says: Dec 21, 2011 8:05 PM

    Hahahahaha umm…kyleortansarm(i think thats right), youre hilarious.any time is a good time to bash the steelers, right?yea, im a fan and i appreciate the hate but lighten up man.its just a game

    anyone else notice that 90% of the comments any article are negative?i guess this is the man’s venting station

  22. righthereisay says: Dec 21, 2011 8:09 PM

    He needs 2 sacks for 100.

    I have great memories of Joey. Had Cowher not cared so much for his older players feelings, Porter would have started earlier and probably have 25 more sacks…..

    ….and had Cowher not cared so much for Porter’s feelings, James Harrison would have started earlier…

  23. nflfan1 says: Dec 21, 2011 8:18 PM

    Dude was and is a jerk. Didn’t leave the Steelers by choice. He got cut. TALK! TALK! TALK! Fit more in the mold of a New York Jet than a Steeler. Steelers have class.

  24. scottcochran67 says: Dec 21, 2011 8:19 PM

    Porter was always a chump. He never took on any running backs in his career. Always jumping out of the way like the little girl he was.

  25. fastwillie39 says: Dec 21, 2011 8:23 PM

    True steelcitymassacre, only guy we let go and shouldn’t have was rod Woodson, but he refused to consider playing safety at the time

  26. commandercornpone says: Dec 21, 2011 8:31 PM

    he really only had big games against bad teams, for a long time now.

  27. flaccodelic says: Dec 21, 2011 8:35 PM

    steelcitymasterrace says: Dec 21, 2011 7:57 PM

    Should of never left the Steelers! He was good when he was here and terrible once he left. But that’s true of everyone!

    “Should have”. The rules of grammar don’t apply to the master race, much like the rules of football.

  28. mvpolamalu says: Dec 21, 2011 8:42 PM

    Great player, great career

  29. blitzburgh43 says: Dec 21, 2011 8:47 PM

    Peyton Manning knows Peezy well. Thanks for the memories, Joey!

  30. tfbuckfutter says: Dec 21, 2011 9:02 PM

    He took the Emmitt Smith/Edgerrin James retirement package.

    You technically retire, but still get to draw a paycheck from the Cardinals.

    It’s kind of embarrassing, but what are you going to do?

    The trick is to make sure you do it AFTER you’ve had a good career instead of BEFORE (Kevin Kolb I’m looking in your direction).

  31. mcjon22 says: Dec 21, 2011 9:06 PM


  32. effjohntaylornorelation says: Dec 21, 2011 9:12 PM

    Hopefully he will lose his voice or at least he medium to broadcast it.

  33. squabbbler says: Dec 21, 2011 9:21 PM

    The Titans’ conditioning coach will pour some chicken broth out in his honor.

  34. dachozen1 says: Dec 21, 2011 9:28 PM

    You will truly be missed. I would have liked you to retire a Steeler but those memories wont be forgotten. You were our heartbeat. You spoke up when others didnt and instilled the confidence throughout the team that they compete with anyone. Steelers can use a player like that now.

  35. whynotusecommonsense says: Dec 21, 2011 9:36 PM

    I love the keyboard tough guys calling him soft and a punk. We all know if you ran into him on the street you would run the other way. Get a life.

    My guess is he becomes a position coach at colorado state where he went to school. They are in the process of building a whole new staff.

  36. docredskin says: Dec 21, 2011 9:38 PM

    Also, this “Peezy” thing is stupid. Even for a fully grown man who still goes by “Joey”, it’s stupid.

  37. hockeyfan1701 says: Dec 21, 2011 10:06 PM

    Have some unresolved issues do you? Grow up my friend…..

    “kyleortonsarm says:
    Dec 21, 2011 7:11 PM
    Any former Steeler deserves what he gets for associating himself with that scum ridden organization that’s probably inches away from hiring Jerry Sandusky as their coordinator. They will literally allow anyone in their organization.”

  38. tokyosandblaster says: Dec 21, 2011 10:07 PM

    Celebrating someone getting a career ending injury.

    You all must be so proud.

  39. jtm12180 says: Dec 21, 2011 10:22 PM

    if this was about ray lewis (whom I think is a great player), even having avoided serious jailtime with blatently being an accessory to murder, everybody would be boo hoo’ing saying what ashame it was that his career is over. with porter, its like this guy killed your mom or raped your wife…..and it all boils down to one thing….

    at one point in his life, he was affiliated with the steelers. 95% of your punk a$$ comments on this thread wouldn’t be here if not for that fact. you dont hate him, you hate the team he won a ring with.

    have the balls to admit it tough guys!

  40. earthtopft says: Dec 21, 2011 10:28 PM

    “The door hit me in the ass in Phoenix!”.

  41. jtm12180 says: Dec 21, 2011 10:40 PM

    @ earthtopft:

    ok now THAT was funny! lol

  42. fastwillie39 says: Dec 21, 2011 10:52 PM

    Whatever, hate if you must, but porter got shot in the rear end and played two weeks later, he also rarely got in trouble- one fight in a casino with a Bengal! And he is a real family man, ease up people. When Ray Lewis retires, I will smile and not say anything, most of you all should do the same. Enjoy life folks, stop being so angry!!

  43. frankdatank23 says: Dec 21, 2011 11:16 PM

    will never forget his best year as a pro, by far……. when he helped the dolphins win the afc east. he was an unstoppable force that year, nearly took DPOTY award. Every sack was in a key moment, quite a few ended opponents final drives, clinching games. i’m not the biggest Porter fan, but my god that season was one of the best a pass rusher has had, since LT in his heydey.

  44. jaimelh02 says: Dec 22, 2011 12:27 AM

    Arizona is known as a great retirement city. They have some great retirement homes for old washed up scrubs like Joey Porter:)

  45. cannonballdookie says: Dec 22, 2011 1:31 AM

    He was pretty much only able to rush the passer but he was damn good at it for a while. Solid career but he won’t be missed in Arizona, it’s no surprise their defense improved once the fossils hit the bench.

  46. jerruhjones21 says: Dec 22, 2011 3:46 AM

    kyleortonsarm says:Dec 21, 2011 7:11 PM

    Any former Steeler deserves what he gets for associating himself with that scum ridden organization that’s probably inches away from hiring Jerry Sandusky as their coordinator. They will literally allow anyone in their organization.


    Dude, I am a Cowgirls fan so I have plenty of reasons to dislike the Steelers – and their fans even more – but your characterization of their organization is absurd…

    As you should, and I suspect, know, they have had three coaches since 1969 which is probably before you were born.

    Their franchise is the model of stability and for me of class…Six SB titles isn’t all that bad either!

  47. asublimeday says: Dec 22, 2011 4:38 AM

    Yeah all the amazing people and family men I know allow their murderous pit bulls to kill neighbors horses. I’m a dog lover but PBs need to be bred out of existence. Let the ones currently alive live their lives (if they don’t do themselves in by attacking people and other dogs) and ban breeding.

  48. marshmont says: Dec 22, 2011 9:17 AM

    good. cheap shot artist. take hines with you.

  49. footballfan says: Dec 22, 2011 9:52 AM

    If you listened to him like you are supposed to listed to Ochocinco then he was pretty funny. Yea, his mouth annoyed lots of people but he was entertaining.

    Mouth or no mouth, When his teams needed a sack he seemed to get one.

  50. johnnyblumpkin says: Dec 22, 2011 10:04 AM

    It still makes me laugh thinking about “Joey The Dog-Face Boy” standing in front of the Ravens team bus trying to fight Ray and the whole team. Unfortunately, he fell into the trap that he didn’t realize that the system made the player and not the other way around. His days with the Dolphins and Cards were mostly disappointing. Good luck Joey. Maybe you can get a job as Jamie Dukes fluffer on the NFL Network set.

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