Porter could end up back in Oakland

February, 19, 2009
2/19/09
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Posted by ESPN.com's Bill Williamson

The agent for wide receiver Jerry Porter says the Raiders are "definitely one of the teams Jerry is interested in signing with."

"Jerry really respects the organization and the tradition of the Raiders," his agent Joel Segal said Thursday evening.

Segal said the process of Porter returning to Oakland is in the preliminary stages. Segal described the timetable of Porter potentially returning to Oakland as "down the road."

Porter signed a six-year, $30 million deal last year with Jacksonville, but after an unproductive season, the Jaguars cut him last week. He had just 11 catches last season.

Porter's departure from Oakland was fairly ugly. He was in former coach Art Shell's doghouse. But Porter has a good relationship with Raiders owner Al Davis and the Raiders have a need for veteran receivers.

Oakland mostly needs a true No. 1 receiver and in this point in his career, Porter may be more of a rotation receiver. But he would give Oakland some depth that it doesn't have if he ends up returning to the team.

Bill Williamson | email

ESPN Oakland Raiders reporter

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