Free agent corner back drawing interest from AFC West team.
The Oakland Raiders are reported to be interested in signing former New Orleans Saints and Denver Broncos corner back Tracy Porter for the 2013 season.
After failing to hold down a starting position in Denver, Tracy Porter is looking for his third team in as many years, and the Raiders could be a potential landing spot for the 2009 Super Bowl champion.
Oakland are in need of corner back help after 2012 starter Michael Huff was cut by the team at the beginning of March due to cap reasons, and Porter could be a solid solution to the problem.
The 26-year old became famous for scoring the game-ending interception touchdown against the Indianapolis Colts to win the Super Bowl in 2009, but has since failed to become a consistent cover corner in the NFL.
With the Raiders looking likely to cut Carson Palmer, they will have some cap room to work with, which can be used to bolster a secondary that was ranked 20th in pass defence in 2012.
There is a roadblock in this potential move, as New Orleans are also interested in Porter, and are aiming to re-sign the player they drafted in 2008.
A bidding war may occur for Porter’s services, which will likely end with the 26-year old being over-payed due to the demand for his services.
A switch in position would best fit Porter at this stage, as moving from the outside into the nickel back position would utilise his speed much more than it would outside against stronger receivers.