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Raiders make it official with CB Tracy Porter

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The Oakland Raiders have officially signed veteran free agent cornerback Tracy Porter.


The Raiders have signed Tracy Porter to a one-year deal worth a reported $2.5 million. The five-year corner played last season with the Denver Broncos in 2012 after spending his first four years with the New Orleans Saints.

Raiders head coach Dennis Allen was his position coach for his first three seasons in the NFL from 2008-10. During that time, the Saints won the Super Bowl with Porter intercepting a Peyton Manning pass and returning it 74 yards for a touchdown. It was the game-clinching score to give the Saints their first ever Super Bowl title.

The 5-foot-11, 188-pound Porter has been a full time starter since his second season in the NFL in 2009. He has played in 49 career games with 43 starts in five seasons. His career totals include eight interceptions (2 of which he returned for touchdowns), 38 passes defended, and four forced fumbles.

In 2012, Porter signed a one-year, $4 million contract with the Broncos but he suffered a seizure before the season and suffered from its side effects much of season. He later went out with a concussion and missed the playoffs. He was limited to just six games with four starts and was not brought back. He recorded a career-high four interceptions with the Saints in 2009, and played in a career-best 14 games with 11 starts in 2011.