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.