35-Year-Old Wide Receiver – Free Agent
2013 Fantasy Football Outlook
There was no outlook written for Jerry Porter in 2013. Check out the latest news below for more on his current fantasy value.
Jerry Porter Contract Information:
Released by Jaguars in February of 2009.
Porter signed with the Montreal Alouettes of the CFL, Fox Sports reports.
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Jerry Porter: Past News Updates ( ▲ View most recent update )
RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks
There was no outlook written for Jerry Porter.
After a lost season under Art Shell in 2006, Porter had a revival of sorts last year, averaging 16 yards per catch and hauling in six scores. Of course, he caught a meager 44 percent of the passes thrown his way and posted just 7.0 yards per target as a result. In his defense, he was playing with a trio of mediocre quarterbacks, and whether you're inclined to cut him some slack for that, the Jaguars certainly did, signing him to a three-year $30 million deal, with $10 million guaranteed. That makes him the No. 1 receiver in an improving passing game. At 6-2, 220, Porter's got excellent size and decent speed, and his quickness is above average for a big receiver. He's also tough enough to make catches in traffic, but his route running could stand to improve. Porter's production will depend in large part on how often the Jaguars look to him in the red zone. While he's got ideal size for the job, keep in mind that at press time, Reggie Williams and Matt Jones Ė two other big red-zone targets Ė were also on the roster. Porter suffered a minor hamstring pull in offseason workouts this spring, but is expected to be healthy for the start of training camp.
We know Raider fans were happy to see Art Shell go, but probably none so happy as Porter. Porter and Shell got off on a bad foot and never looked back. As a result, Porter was active for just four games last season and caught only one pass. With Shell gone, Porterís dedicated to getting back on track under new coach Lane Kiffin, and with Randy Moss gone, Porter enters the season as one the teamís top wideouts with Ronald Curry. At 6-2, 220, Porterís a strong, physical receiver, who can make catches in traffic and doesnít shy away from contact. Porter has good quickness and decent speed, but mediocre footwork, route-running skills and change of direction ability sometimes prevent him from getting separation. Despite his size Porter wasnít very efficient in the red zone in 2005, though he had more success near pay dirt in 2002 and 2004. The quarterback position in Oakland is still in flux with Josh McCown, rookie JaMarcus Russell and Andrew Walter all in the mix, and we donít expect a lot of production from Oakland passing game in the near term.
Porterís 2005 campaign was disappointing by most measures. Despite being targeted 142 times (10th), he managed just 941 receiving yards, thanks to a paltry 6.63 yards per target. And despite having 20 passes tossed his way in the red zone, he converted just one for a score. And after averaging 15.4 yards per catch and hauling in five passes of 40-yards or more in 2004, Porter averaged just 12.4 a year ago and had just two 40-plus plays. At 6-2, 220, Porter is a strong, physical receiver, who can make the tough catch over the middle and isnít afraid of contact. Porter has good quickness and decent speed, but mediocre footwork, route-running skills and change of direction ability sometimes prevent him from getting separation. Porter still has the tools to break through, but heading into 2006, his role in the Oakland passing game is unsettled with new quarterback Aaron Brooks replacing Kerry Collins and Randy Moss and Ronald Curry returning from injuries.
At 6-2, 220 pounds and with a great burst, good quickness and decent raw speed, Porter has the talent to be a top NFL receiver but to date, heís never quite put it all together. While Porter finished 2004 strong, with 566 yards and eight touchdowns in the second half, six of his touchdowns came in two games, and at no point during the season did Porter post back-to-back 70-yard games. On the bright side, Porterís second-half production came after quarterback Kerry Collins took over for Rich Gannon, and the Raiders traded for a receiver named Randy Moss who will almost completely occupy the focus of opposing defenses. As a result, Porter will see a ton of man-coverage, and Collins wonít hesitate to look his way. Porter had four looks from inside the five-yard line a year ago and converted three into scores, so it will be interesting to see how the Raiders deploy both Moss and him, along with newly signed power runner LaMont Jordan, at the goal line. Porter also showed the ability to stretch the field last season with five catches for more than 40 yards.
Will the Raiders finally push the graybeards aside in favor of the more talented, dynamic Porter, or will Al Davis again defer to history? For his career, Porter has just three catches in two-WR formations. Double hernia surgery wasted his 2003 season, but Porter will build on his breakthrough second half of 2002 if given a starting role. Porter had five TDs in 16 catches on balls thrown over 10 yards in í02, and this suggests heíll flourish if strong-armed Kerry Collins wins the Raidersí QB derby.
There's little doubt that Porter is the most physically gifted receiver on the Oakland roster -- his size and speed have earned him comparisons to Terrell Owens. He was buried for the first two years of his Raider career (Porter and Jon Gruden clearly didn't see eye to eye) but in 2002 Bill Callahan released Porter from the doghouse, and a nifty breakthrough season ensued (51 catches, 688 yards, nine touchdowns). Porter further impressed us in the playoffs, catching 14 more passes and scoring a touchdown in all three games. While Porter's days as a Pro Bowler may have to wait another year, he has a lot of upside. The Raiders are probably too smart not to give No. 84 a bigger piece of the passing game.