Originally published on SBReport.net on April 2, 2013
One of the biggest holes on the Raiders roster appeared to be the cornerback position at the start of free agency, and it appears the Raiders have finally found someone to help fill that void.
The Oakland Raiders have reportedly signed cornerback Tracy Porter to a one-year deal.
Porter played under current Raiders head coach Dennis Allen in New Orleans when the Saints won the Super Bowl, with Allen as the Saints' secondary coach.
ESPN's Adam Schefter first reported the deal and it has since been reported that the one-year deal is worth $2.5 million.
Porter struggled last season with the Denver Broncos after suffering a seizure in August and eventually losing his starting job.
The signing instantly puts Porter into the top cornerback position for the time being, with Phillip Adams slated to start opposite of Porter. Adams started for the first time last season.
Porter presents the Raiders with a solid, young cornerback that showed the potential to be a solid corner prior to suffering the seizure last August. Porter has played in 49 games over his five year career, racking up 215 tackles, one sack, 38 passes defensed, and eight interceptions.
The Raiders have yet to announce the signing.
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