The Raiders were believed to have serious interest in both Porter and Mike Jenkins. New Orleans was also in pursuit of Porter before elected to sign with the Raiders.
Porter, 26, signed a one-year deal with the Broncos last season, but only wound up playing in only six games for them. He unfortunately suffered a seizure during the summer, but never managed to regain a starting role in the team’s defense.
Oakland had to find some defensive backs before the start of the season and Porter seems like a decent enough fit, given that head coach Dennis Allen actually coached Porter while in New Orleans.
We had him listed as the No. 44 player in our recently updated Top 50 Free Agents list.
- Williamson adds that the Saints have interest in Porter as well.
- Raiders is also considering CBs Terence Newman and Mike Jenkins, according to Williamson.
- Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald mentioned over the weekend that the Dolphins have also inquired about Porter as well.