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Friday, February 12, 2010
Soon-to-be cut Porter has interest in San Diego

By Bill Williamson

If San Diego has any interest in Joey Porter, they will have to wait to sign him.

Miami cut the outspoken linebacker Friday, but because of a technicality Porter returned to the roster later in the day. Porter recently voiced his desire to be traded. Two weeks ago, Porter said he wanted to play for a team that employs the 3-4 defense and that is located close to his Bakersfield, Calif., home. He mentioned San Diego, Arizona and San Francisco.

Still, it would be a surprise if San Diego made a run at Porter, if at all. San Diego doesn’t sign veterans often and the team wants to get younger at linebacker. Porter is 33. Perhaps if Shawne Merriman leaves through free agency and Porter is still available, San Diego could show interest.

If it is an uncapped year, as expected, San Diego can only sign a free agent when it loses one because it was one of the final eight playoff teams.