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Thursday, February 14, 2013
Could Tracy Porter and Raiders connect?

By Bill Williamson

I wonder if this is the year Tracy Porter will be an Oakland Raider.

Last year, Porter seemed like a possible Oakland target. He was a cornerback, which was Oakland’s greatest need and he Oakland head coach Dennis Allen was his position coach in New Orleans.

But Porter was just a little out of Oakland’s price range last season and he ended up in Denver on a one-year deal.

Fast forward a year and Oakland still needs a cornerback and Porter will likely be available again.

Porter dealt with affects of a summer seizure during the season and then he was unable to regain his job because Denver was so happy with young cornerbacks Chris Harris and Tony Carter. I could see a scenario where Denver and Porter mutually decide to move forward.

After a tough season in Denver, he may not be overly sought after and he could come at a bargain. Thus, I can see a connection between Porter and Oakland as a short-term solution. A year after it seemed like Porter was out of Oakland’s range, perhaps he will enter it this year.