Tuesday has been a busy day for the Oakland Raiders! They have signed Matt Flynn, traded Carson Palmer and now have signed CB Tracy Porter. The former Denver Bronco CB Tracy Porter reached agreement on Tuesday with Oakland for a one year deal worth $2.5 million dollars according to ESPN’s Josina Anderson.
Porter said in a text message, “I am going to Oakland. They presented the best opportunity for me to get my career back on track after what transpired last season with the Denver Broncos.”
Porter is probably going to be in one of the two starting spots for Oakland. It also seems that the Porter signing is not really a big suprise. Dennis Allen was his position coach when he was in New Orleans Saints. Porter left New Orleans to sign a one year agreement with the Denver Broncos.
Porter started the season as a starter but after he was dealing with effects of a seizure he suffered in the summer, Porter could not regain the favor of the coaching staff and never could get back on the field.
Porter is likely to fill one of the Raiders’ two starting cornerback vacancies. The Raiders also recently attempted to sign Terence Newman, but the cornerback decided to re-sign with the Cincinnati Bengals and tweeted last week that he turned down more money from the Raiders to accept Cincinnati’s offer.
Porter has a Super Bowl ring when he played with the Saints. In that game he returned a 74 yard interception for a touchdown against Peyton Manning and the Indianapolis Colts. Porter has eight regular season interceptions in his career.