Saturday, May 17, 2014
Tracy Porter still recovering from surgery
By John Keim
ASHBURN, Va. -- Redskins coach Jay Gruden said corner Tracy Porter is still recovering from a torn labrum that required surgery earlier this offseason. Porter can run, but is not participating in the offseason activities.
Gruden called the procedure a minor one and said Porter is expected to be fine for training camp. Porter signed a two-year deal worth $6 million earlier this offseason. He’s expected to be the Redskins’ No. 3 corner, playing in the slot, with David Amerson and DeAngelo Hall on the outside.
Durability has plagued Porter’s career. In six seasons, Porter has played in 12 or more games only three times. He did play all 16 games with Oakland last season.
“The biggest hurdle for him has been durability,” Oakland coach Dennis Allen said at the owners' meetings in March. “That’s the biggest [reason] why he’s bounced around a little bit. But as far as being a guy who can play and cover, he can do that.”