How Porter helps Broncos if he doesn't play

October, 26, 2012
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If Tracy Porter can’t play Sunday against his former team, the New Orleans Saints, the Broncos still might get some inside information on the Saints.

“He gives us little tips about what the receivers like to do,” said cornerback Chris Harris on Friday of Porter. “There’s really not too much he can really say, but he just gives me what this specific person likes to do.”

Harris is in line to start for Porter. Porter is officially listed on the injury report as questionable. However, he will not play until he is medically cleared, and that might be difficult before Sunday. Porter missed Week 6. He had a seizure in the summer and he had dealt with the affects of it.

Porter told reporters Friday he is confident in his recovery. He saw a doctor on Thursday.

“Everything looked normal, but they still want to make sure that I’m 100 percent healthy if they put me out there on the field, so that’s the only thing I can ask for,” Porter said.

In other AFC West injury news:

The Chargers are expected to have tackle Jared Gaither back after he suffered a groin injury in Week 6. He is listed as probable on the injury report to play Sunday at Cleveland. Receiver Eddie Royal (hamstring) and linebacker Jonas Mouton (hip) are questionable to play. Neither player practiced Friday.

Kansas City defensive end Glenn Dorsey (calf) is listed as questionable to face Oakland on Sunday. Receiver Devon Wylie (hamstring) is listed as probable.

Oakland defensive tackle Desmond Bryant (elbow) was limited Friday and he is questionable. Defensive ends Matt Shaughnessy and Dave Tollefson are both questionable with shoulder injuries. Tight end Richard Gordon (hamstring) and running back Taiwan Jones (knee) are questionable. They’ve been limited as well. Oakland coach Dennis Allen told reporters that he is considering activating linebacker Aaron Curry (knees) off the PUP list for the game. He has been practicing the past two weeks.

New Orleans tight end Jimmy Graham (ankle) is going to be a game-time decision at Denver on Sunday.

Meanwhile, Peyton Manning said he is still not fully recovered from his neck injury that kept him out all of last season. Regardless, Manning is an MVP candidate.

Bill Williamson | email

ESPN Oakland Raiders reporter

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