Tracy Porter forced to watch, and wait for chance

AP

Broncos cornerback Tracy Porter hasn’t played in a game since Oct. 7, after he suffered symptoms similar to a previous seizure.

But that’s not what’s keeping him off the field now.

The emergence of cornerback Chris Harris has limited the need to rush Porter back, and has left him frustrated.

According to Jeff Legwold of the Denver Post, Porter posted then deleted some messages on Twitter that expressed his displeasure at his inactivity. He also deleted some photos of himself in Broncos gear that were once on the site.

Being on the shelf is certainly impacting his market, after signing a one-year deal with the Broncos (where the tide of Peyton Manning can lift all economic boats).

But Porter’s biggest problem may be the fact the Broncos have won nine in a row, and are 11-3. Coaches are creatures of habit, and John Fox in particular likes a good routine.

“As far as Tracy goes, they’re all competitors. They want to play,” Fox said. “He got injured or had an illness; some guys stepped in and did well. He just needs to focus on getting better every day. I saw good improvement last week. He went a month without playing. So he’s working his way back.

“When that’ll happen, I can’t honestly tell you. We’ll just evaluate it every day like we do every other football player on this team.”

So with Harris (who returned an interception 98 yards for a score last week) playing well, and Tony Carter not proving to be a liability, Porter could be on the outside looking in for some time, unless there’s an injury which gives him a Knowshon Moreno-like chance to get back in.