During the 2014 free agency period, the Washington Redskins signed cornerback Tracy Porter to a two-year, $6 million deal. However, Porter will have to wait to show the team what he can do on the field until at least training camp.
Porter will be missing the team’s minicamps and OTAs as he recovers from offseason shoulder surgery.
The good news is that Porter expects to be fully healthy in time for training camp.
Veteran cornerback DeAngelo Hall and second-year pro David Amerson are currently slotted as the team’s starting defensive backs on the outside, with Porter expected to contribute in the slot. However, he may be receiving some competition from fourth-round pick Bashaud Breeland of Clemson, but he should still be able to comfortably beat him out.
The Redskins are hoping to rebound from a disappointing campaign in 2013, and if Porter is able to get back to 100 percent then his presence will allow the team with more flexibility on the defensive side of the ball that should help their overall success.