Raiders, corner Porter agree to 1-year deal

Updated: April 2, 2013, 12:18 PM ET

Last week, we originally speculated where Tracy Porter might end up. Today, the Oakland Raiders reached agreement Tuesday on a one-year deal with Tracy Porter, the former Denver Broncos cornerback told ESPN’s Josina Anderson.

Porter would fill one of the Raiders’ two starting cornerback vacancies. The Raiders also recently attempted to sign Terence Newman, but the cornerback decided to re-sign with the Cincinnati Bengals and tweeted last week that he turned down more money from the Raiders to accept Cincinnati’s offer.

The Raiders have also shown interest in Dallas Cowboys cornerback Mike Jenkins.

Oakland’s interest in Porter is not surprising, as coach Dennis Allen was his position coach in New Orleans. Porter left the Saints to sign a one-year deal with Denver last offseason.

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.

Porter has eight career regular-season interceptions, plus two in the postseason, including a pick of Peyton Manning in Super Bowl XLIV that he returned 74 yards for a touchdown to seal the Saints’ 31-17 victory over the Indianapolis Colts.

Information from ESPN’s Josina Anderson, ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter and AFC West blogger Bill Williamson was used in this report.

This article was originally posted on ESPN.com

About Neil Farris

I have been covering sports since 2002 when I began writing for my college newspaper. Since then I have covered football regionally and currently work in the NFL department at All Sports Talk.