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Tracy Porter on Raiders radar

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Over the weekend, there was word that the Raiders were interested in free agent cornerback Mike Jenkins.

The Cowboy vet isn’t the only player on their radar at the position. Bill Williamson of ESPN.com reports that the team has shown interest in Tracy Porter as well.

Porter played just six games for the Broncos last season after suffering a seizure in the preseason and then experiencing similar symptoms during the year. He finally made it back to the lineup, but suffered a season-ending concussion in the final weeks of the regular season. Denver hasn’t shown much interest in bringing him back, but Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald did report that the Dolphins have inquired about Porter, who played for Raiders coach Dennis Allen when both were in New Orleans.

Porter, like Jenkins, is the kind of modest acquisition that the Raiders have been concentrating on making this offseason. Those moves might have been necessitated by the salary cap, but Oakland could have used more players like this on a defense that struggled all of last season.

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22 Responses to “Tracy Porter on Raiders radar”
  1. ingraven says: Mar 25, 2013 3:24 PM

    “Tracy Porter on Raiders radar” – Who ISN’T on their radar?

  2. ingraven says: Mar 25, 2013 3:24 PM

    Raiders need ALL the help they can get.

  3. ukraiders says: Mar 25, 2013 3:27 PM

    just let me know what CB they aren’t interested in. Thanks.

  4. tdubdizzle says: Mar 25, 2013 3:36 PM

    Reggie making moves, new Raiders!

  5. goraidersgospurs says: Mar 25, 2013 3:41 PM

    just report who we sign pleas,e every week there is a new CB raiders want but never sign!!!

  6. nomoreseasontix says: Mar 25, 2013 3:41 PM

    “Attention Kmart shoppers…”

  7. djcologne says: Mar 25, 2013 3:55 PM

    @nomoreseasontix = People of Walmart should not poke fun at Kmart shoppers……

  8. nineroutsider says: Mar 25, 2013 3:58 PM

    @nomoreseasontix says: Mar 25, 2013 3:41 PM

    “Attention Kmart shoppers…”
    ———————————————-
    That’s too funny! “This week’s red light special is cornerbacks, aisle 5.” Looks like Reggie doesn’t have enough food stamps for the special, back to dumpster diving he goes.

    Don’t be all serious Raiders fans, you’ve got to have a little fun with your situation; that will make you savor the good times all the more. They are hopefully closer than they seem.

  9. filthymcnasty1 says: Mar 25, 2013 4:01 PM

    I’ll never forget Tracey Porter and what he did by humiliating the Vikings.

  10. MyTeamsAllStink says: Mar 25, 2013 4:05 PM

    if Al was still alive he’d of already signed Terrance Newmon ands Charles Woodson to huge contracts.Why?Because they are known names.I like the Reggie is showing patience and not allowing the Raiders to make the same foolish signings like years past.Letting Lechler go was a good example of that

  11. nomoreseasontix says: Mar 25, 2013 4:13 PM

    djcologne…
    Gotcha, Julio….

  12. djcologne says: Mar 25, 2013 4:21 PM

    Sad but true state of Oakland’s salary cap mngmnt state….

  13. nothinbutathang says: Mar 25, 2013 4:25 PM

    Saints should bring Porter back, couldn’t get any worse for their defense then last year.

  14. nathpz says: Mar 25, 2013 4:26 PM

    Porter has talent, and he could be a good second or third corner for a team whose defense allows him to gamble for interceptions (say, with good safety help). But he just can’t stay healthy.

  15. rubicon202 says: Mar 25, 2013 4:38 PM

    Be great if he played? too many siezures for me…

  16. djachammer says: Mar 25, 2013 4:38 PM

    Well, Porter Health Issues are a major concern.
    I followed him on the Saints, but not so much after he went to the Broncos.
    If Porter Can stay on the Field, he can be one of the top Corners in the League.
    This all said ,I wish him the best of luck.

  17. mjclementz says: Mar 25, 2013 5:47 PM

    I will celebrate the signing of ANY corner who can outplay the likes of Michael Huff (at corner) and Ron Bartell. Last years crop of CBs was the saddest group I’ve had to lay eyes on as a Raiders fan. What’s more, just a few years ago it was a strength of ours with Asomugah at the top of his game and a scrappy Chris Johnson beating out Deangelo Hall for the starting gig.

  18. mtntrouter says: Mar 25, 2013 5:54 PM

    With the luck we had with Bartell and Spencer, why are we looking at another oft injured cornerback? Sign Mike Jenkins or Terrance Newman already. If you plan on moving Walker or Houston to DT, then draft Milliner at #3. Really hard to get a read on the front offices’ plans..

  19. kenstabler says: Mar 25, 2013 5:59 PM

    Great to hear the Raiders promoted Willie Brown to the practice squad.

  20. silvernblak says: Mar 25, 2013 8:15 PM

    If you go back and look at the recipe for a successfully long lasting franchise, they all have one thing in common. MULTIPLE LOMBARDI TROPHIES!!!! They all build through the draft and resign their own players if possible. It is not a $50 million Miami spending spree. You cant buy the trophy you build to earn the trophy! RM has that successfully winning franchise recipe. It looks just like Belichecks! Lol…Raider Nation, this is your president speaking and i approve this message! Just win Baby, win Baby!!! We are that Raider Nation!

  21. mullman76 says: Mar 25, 2013 10:40 PM

    This is a process. Al Davis pushed all in every year and now Big Feg has to right the ship.

    The Raiders will be back and it will be glorious.

  22. dallascowboysdishingthereal says: Mar 26, 2013 7:10 PM

    Did Jerry Jones become the GM for the Raiders when I wasn’t looking? These moves seem so Jerry like and that’s not a good thing for the Raiders.

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