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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; CHICAGO -- The Chicago Bears released veteran cornerback Tracy Porter, the team announced on Monday . Porter, 30, battled injuries for much of last year but was still Chicago's top cornerback over the past two seasons. In 2015, he became ...

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Old 04-10-2017, 11:35 PM   #1
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CHICAGO -- The Chicago Bears released veteran cornerback Tracy Porter, the team announced on Monday.

Porter, 30, battled injuries for much of last year but was still Chicago's top cornerback over the past two seasons. In 2015, he became the only player in NFL history to record four pass breakups in a single game against Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers. In two years with the Bears, Porter started 28 games and intercepted three passes. Porter did not start Chicago's 2016 regular-season finale in Minnesota because he overslept and missed the team bus to the stadium.



Porter's future in Chicago looked bleak after the club signed free-agent cornerbacks Prince Amukamara ($7 million guaranteed in 2017) and Marcus Cooper ($6 million guaranteed in 2017). Porter had zero guaranteed money left on the three-year deal he received from the Bears prior to last season. The Bears have to carry only $600,000 in dead money, but they will open up $3.6 million in salary cap space because of Porter's release.

Porter played for the New Orleans Saints (2008-11), started in six postseason games, including Super Bowl XLIV, returning an interception for a touchdown in New Orleans' victory over Indianapolis. Prior to joining the Bears, Porter played for New Orleans (2008-11), Denver (2012), Oakland (2013) and Washington (2014).

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I personally feel he isn't worth a visit; however he has played the best football under the tutelage of Dennis Allen...
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I wouldn't mind him coming in for camp to see if he makes the 53. I'm not saying hes a lockdown CB or anything, but a healthy Porter can't be worse then Sterling Moore. Didn't B.W. Webb sign with Chicago?
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Wouldn't mind on the right deal. Just worried adding another injury prone CB with Breaux, Swann and Williams ass the top 3 CBs.
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Porter is exactly the type of player the Saints should sign. Bring in Porter, high draft pick on another corner, and please forget about expensive guys like Butler and Sherman!
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Don't even need to kick the tires on a player like Porter. If he does well in the physical and the financials are right for both sides then he's coming back, period.
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Either way he has had a great career no matter what he wants to do. I would take him back. Decent insurance.
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Be sure to pay him enough to buy an alarm clock!
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