Report: Raiders looking at CB Tracy Porter

Report: Raiders looking at CB Tracy Porter
March 25, 2013, 1:30 pm
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In six games for the Broncos in 2012, Tracy Porter had 16 tackles and one interception. (USA TODAY IMAGES)

Not only are the Raiders still searching for bargain deals, coach Dennis Allen just might be looking at a familiar face to help shore up the secondary.

Denver cornerback Tracy Porter, an unrestricted free agent who played for Allen in New Orleans, is on the Raiders' radar, according to ESPN.com.

Porter seemed a good target a year ago, given the Raiders' needs at cornerback, Allen's familiarity with Porter and Porter being a free agent. But Porter instead signed a one-year, $3-million deal with the Broncos. But a seizure slowed his development in Denver and Porter played in just six games, four starts, with the Broncos, recording one interception, a 43-yard pick-6, with 16 passes defensed and 16 tackles.

It was in New Orleans, which drafted him out of Indiana in the second round in 2008, where Porter enjoyed his greatest success, and where Allen was his position coach.

Porter's 74-yard interception return for a touchdown off Peyton Manning in the fourth quarter of Super Bowl XLIV sealed the victory for the Saints against Indianapolis.

All six of the Raiders' free agent signings thus far this offseason are defensive players, and Oakland has also reportedly shown interect in cornerbacks Terence Newman and Mike Jenkins.

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