30-Year-Old Cornerback – Chicago Bears
2016 Fantasy Football Outlook
Despite leading the team with 22 pass break-ups, Porter only recorded a single interception in 14 games last year. Now entering his ninth NFL season, he’ll likely struggle to post strong numbers, as h...
Tracy Porter Contract Information:
Signed a three-year contract with the Bears in March of 2016
Porter missed Thursday's practice with an illness, Dan Wiederer of the Chicago Tribune reports.
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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks
Best known for his game-sealing interception return for a touchdown as a member of the Saints in Super Bowl XLIV, Porter has bounced around the league since having his moment in the sun. He signed a one-year contract with the Bears in June, marking the fifth team Porter has played for in as many seasons. Injuries limited Porter to just three games with Washington in 2014, and though he’s still just 29 years old, it’s fair to wonder if he may already be over the hill. Still, Porter carries far more NFL experience than any corner on the roster save for Tim Jennings and Alan Ball, so if he’s able to stay healthy during camp, he could come away with a nickelback role in hand.
Veteran cornerback will compete for a starting job. He's expected to bring some consistency to a young secondary that has struggled the last few seasons. Porter hasn't put up big numbers the last of late and could be regulated to the nickel corner if David Amerson matures and wins the spot opposite DeAngelo Hall.
Durability issues forced Porter to settle for a one-year deal with the Raiders, but he is expected to fill a starting role in Oakland. The 27-year-old doesn't have tremendous ball skills (he hasn't had more than one interception in a season since 2009), and he's never exceeded 60 tackles.
Will start at cornerback opposite Champ Bailey, which means he'll likely get lots of balls thrown in his direction.
Porter struggled with nagging injuries in 2010 but still managed to record 60 tackles in only 12 games, an impressive number from the cornerback position. With teams looking to avoid throwing against CB Jabari Greer, Porter should see plenty of opportunities to improve on his two interceptions last season and makes for an interesting sleeper candidate in IDP leagues.
Porter, one of the heros of the Saints victory in the Super Bowl, appeared in 12 games last year and recorded 29 tackles and four interceptions. Porter is solidly locked in as a starter at cornerback opposite Jabari Greer and has the tools and the system to post very good numbers in 2010 if he can stay healthy.
Porter will hope to return to the form he displayed before breaking his wrist early in the 2008 season. Before the injury, Porter started five games and recorded 25 tackles, five pass defenses, one interception and one sack. This year, he is fully healthy and should be able to provide some decent numbers from the starting corner position under the tutelage of new defensive coordinator Greg Williams in New Orleans.
Porter, a second-round pick out of Indiana in the 2008 draft, had 16 interceptions in his last three seasons in college, including six as a senior. Though Porter is a solid cover corner, he is unlikely to beat out Randall Gay or Mike McKenzie for a starting cornerback role. Porter's best chance to crack the starting lineup is if McKenzie struggles to return from ACL surgery.