The Raiders are still in need of adding a cornerback to their roster. Tracy Porter has been a player expected to be on the Raiders' roster all off-season after the team had showed interest in him last off-season before he signed a 1-year $4 million deal to join the Broncos.
The reason the Raiders have long been a possible landing spot for Porter is his connection with head coach Dennis Allen. Porter made the Super Bowling winning interception for the Saints while Allen was his defensive backs coach.
There was no way the Raiders could compete with the Broncos' $4 million offer last off-season but after a down season, and lack of interest thus far in free agency, Porter's price tag has undoubtedly gone down and now the Raiders become a viable option.
Other options the Raiders have sniffed around of late have been Terence Newman and Mike Jenkins.
While the interest in Jenkins has yet to materialize into anything, Newman came for a visit the team last week. He left without a contract and has yet to make up his mind where he wants to play. He said he wants to join a contender but as of yet the only two teams that have stepped up to acquire the 34 year old corner are the Raiders and his former team, the Bengals. He is expected to make his decision soon.
The Oakland Raiders' interest in cornerbacks continues.
According to an NFL source, the Raiders, who are in need of two starting cornerbacks, are showing interest in Denver cornerback Tracy Porter. Oakland has also shown interest in cornerbacks Terence Newman and Mike Jenkins. Newman is expected to choose between Cincinnati and Oakland soon.
Either way, expect the Raiders to add one of these corners to the roster in the coming days.