Raiders cornerback Tracy Porter was initially upset about having the shirt taken off his back (at least the number) and given to someone else.
But he said Thursday he’s moved on, no longer upset that Charles Woodson was given preference over No. 24 without his consent.
“The jersey situation is what it is,” Porter said, via Scott Bair of CSNBayArea.com. “It got some attention because I spoke out about it. I didn’t like the way it was handled, but whatever man. I’m not going to leave camp because my jersey number was switched.”
Porter joked that he’s still trying to extract something from Woodson in exchange for the number, since he didn’t get a chance to barter.
“That’s in the works,” Porter said. “Maybe .5 percent ownership in his winery, or something like that. Honestly it’s all good. I’m just trying to make it through my sixth NFL training camp.”
Considering Woodson was listed with the number in the team’s media guide (which was printed well before camp started), this switch was well in the works without Porter’s knowledge, so anything he gets is a goodwill gesture on Woodson’s part.