The Oakland Raiders are currently in the headlines because of their wheeling and dealing on the quarterback front, but they have quietly made a move that will bolster their secondary for the upcoming season. The team has agreed to terms on a deal with free agent cornerback Tracy Porter, formerly of the New Orleans Saints and Denver Broncos.
Per ESPN’s Adam Schefter:
Raiders reached agreement on a one-year deal with former Broncos CB Tracy Porter.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) April 2, 2013
Porter has eight career interceptions, but none were as important than his pick against Peyton Manning during Super Bowl XLIV, which the Saints went on to win. He jumped a Manning target to Reggie Wayne and returned the pick 74 yards for a touchdown. That was the key play that led to the Saints victory.
Oakland is hoping that the former second-round pick will help them in the defensive backfield as they look to improve their defense and take a few steps in the right direction.