Coach Dennis Allen and cornerback Tracey Porter have history together from their days in New Orleans.
The pair won a Super Bowl together and now the Raiders are kicking the tires on the cornerback. According to Bill Williamson of ESPN, the Raiders have an interest in Porter.
Health issues limited Porter in 2012 while playing in Denver, but Oakland has been looking for cornerbacks and Porter’s familiarity with Allen’s system would make for an easy transition. Williamson writes:
‘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.
Oakland’s interest in Porter is not surprising, as coach Dennis Allen was his position coach in New Orleans. Porter signed a one-year deal with Denver last year.
He started the season as a starter but he fell out of favor with the team after he dealt with the affects of a seizure suffered in the summer. He never regained playing time once he was healthy.’