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Raiders stay on defensive, sign Porter

The Raiders remained primarily in a defensive stance with regard to free agency Wednesday, announcing the signing of cornerback Tracy Porter.

Porter, whose pending deal with the Raiders was reported by ESPN Tuesday, is the seventh defensive player added to the roster since free agency began.

Given how thin the Raiders are at cornerback, Porter, 26 and coming off an injury-plagued season, with the Denver Broncos, is a likely starter.

At present, the only other cornerbacks on the roster are Chimdi Chekwa, Brandian Ross and Phillip Adams, who have a combined total of four NFL starts.

A veteran of 43 starts over five seasons, Porter has eight career interceptions and two regular-season touchdowns, not including a 74-yard interception return against Peyton Manning for the New Orleans Saints in Super Bowl XLIV.

Raiders coach Dennis Allen was the defensive backs coach for the Saints when Porter was a starter there.

Last season, Porter experienced had issues with seizure-like symptoms in August and October and was limited to six games and four starts. When his medication was regulated and Porter returned to action in December, he sustained a concussion that sidelined him for the rest of the season.

Since free agency opened, the Raiders have signed linebackers Kaluka Maiava (Cleveland), Nick Roach (Chicago) and Kevin Burnett (Miami), defensive tackles Pat Sims (Cincinnati) and Vance Walker (Atlanta) and defensive end Jason Hunter (Denver).

Offensive tackle Alex Barron (St. Louis) is the lone offensive free agent signed from outside the organization.

Nine Raiders who were either released or had their contracts expire have signed with other teams: punter Shane Lechler (Houston), safety Michael Huff (Baltimore), defensive end Matt Shaughnessy (Arizona), tight end Brandon Myers (N.Y. Giants), running back Mike Goodson (N.Y. Jets), defensive tackle Desmond Bryant (Cleveland), linebacker Philip Wheeler (Miami), safety Mike Mitchell (Carolina) and wide receiver Darrius Heyward-Bey (Colts).

– Quarterback Matt Flynn will wear No. 15 for the Raiders. He is the fourth quarterback in franchise history to wear No. 15, joining Jeff Hostetler (1993-96), Mike Rae (1976-77) and Tom Flores (1960-66).

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  • raiderinparadise

    what the flynn is going on here!!!???

  • Purvisman/Intrepid/Eternal Optimist

    Mr GreenParty Prez good day sir !!
    GreenParty well represented today !!
    glad to see so many members here at the same time !!
    ————————————————-

    Are we automaticaally in the club if we have burned everyday for the last two weeks? LMAO
    Or is there some kind of initiation like having to rap and join the Beech Dawgs Turd Posse?
    =========
    No initiation brother.
    As long as you stay green. You’re in.
    Welcome to the Green Party brother!
    =====================================================

    Just don’t make a list! Everybody’ll want in.

  • DJ Johnny

    Jim Rome talking Raiders next: Dennis Allen coming uo next on Jim Rome radio show.

  • 1960AutumnWind

    DMAC Says:
    April 3rd, 2013 at 10:58 am
    Didn’t follow Star, during his college games.
    How did that MLB do for Utah, last season?
    He should have nice #’s, playing behind a monster, unless he was garbage.

    *************************
    Star is probably the only #3 prospect I have seen play live last year. OSU (Oregon State) had trouble containing him even though OSU’s center playing as a true freshman was good last year (like a Freshman AA). A lot of DT. OSU won the game but it was the defensive play that won it for them. OSU offense was disrupted and ineffective. He is good no doubt about that. #3 overall nose tackle good is the question.

  • R8ER MIKE

    The ODB. He needs to move to Cali
    ***********************************
    ?? they let ole redneck live in California ??
    was there back in 1983.. and they told me ” hope you
    had a nice visit… now go home” !!! lol lol

  • guest123

    I’ll trade you for a replica Daryl Blackstock jersey.
    What do you say?

    ^^^^^^^

    lol I’ll think about it carnal,

    size XL?

  • DMAC
  • guest123

    Does this clown look like a Raider or a winner?

    ^^^^^^^^

    gee when you phrase the question like that, it’s hard to say?

  • The Beeech Diggity Dawg

    YO BROHAMS ITS THE BEEEECH PUTTIN’ THE LIGGITY N YO DIGGITY

    What up Nerds

    Just finishing some Matzo Ball soup and combing out my pubes. Got a photo shoot today, gotta keep the patch TIGHT

    Today’s gonna be a super dope day on the blog, will keep y’all up to date on all things Dawg

    Big Rasta Ganja show announcements comin’ up, all of our industry connections are finally paying off. And by paying off I mean our weiners will soon be getting a lot of attention from stoned hippy hizzies

    MAD FLAVAH = LIFE SAVAH

  • raiderinparadise

    guest123 Says:
    April 3rd, 2013 at 11:06 am
    I’ll trade you for a replica Daryl Blackstock jersey.
    What do you say?

    ^^^^^^^

    lol I’ll think about it carnal,

    size XL?

    ————

    I’ll up that … Doug Gabriel.

  • Raiderbuck

    Top Ten Raiders of all time on the NFL Network right now! #Finallysomelove!

  • RaidingTexas

    DMAC Says:

    Those jerseys should be going for pic6 bucks.

    ————————————

    Hahaha

  • DutchRaider77

    No initiation brother?

    ____________________________________________________

    Maybe some kind of spirit quest they perform on their own? It would be on the Honor system? any ideas?
    Not including current member of course…

  • raiderinparadise

    Looks like Star will be at #3.

    Star or Floyd?

    I’m withe the “avoid floyd” regime

  • RaiderFredinDallas

    Draft 2013

    3- Sharrif Floyd-DT
    66- Darius Slay-CB
    100-Stepfan Taylor RB
    172-Corey Fuller WR
    176-Hugh Thornton OG
    205-Denard Robinson WR
    209-Mychal Rivera TE

  • Marks hair

    Cp is full of shìt. . He basically signed a one yr deal in az. No guarantees there either.. so long won’t miss ya.

  • Whoknows

    Another San Diegan. What’s up dude?
    **********************
    Just chillin O.
    Gonna have a late breakfast and then play around of golf at Balboa.
    Blazing the day away

  • DutchRaider77

    360.raiderinparadise Says:
    April 3rd, 2013 at 11:07 am
    guest123 Says:
    April 3rd, 2013 at 11:06 am
    I’ll trade you for a replica Daryl Blackstock jersey.
    What do you say?

    ^^^^^^^

    lol I’ll think about it carnal,

    size XL?

    ————

    I’ll up that … Doug Gabriel.

    ___________________________________________________

    How about this gem, a Jeff George reversable…

  • shutdown

    The way it should work if reggie feels he has been given what he should have been given…time to actually build a team that can compete for years…is a great player at his position,a player who will be a force to be reckoned with for years. If that is an offensive player that you are not likely to have a shot at for many more years, then take him now. If that is a defensive player the likes of which you are not likely to have a shot at againfor a long while, take him.

    Great o linemen are rare. So are great d linemen but as long as reg feels he does not have to perform miracles overnight, he wil go with the guy that will be great for a long time.

  • Purvisman/Intrepid/Eternal Optimist

    RaiderRockstar Says:
    Does this clown look like a Raider or a winner?
    ======================================================

    The pity is your phrasing means the two are mutually exclusive in your mind.

  • dr_robert

    Charlie–I notice u said “every team but Green Bay”.

    Ur giving Reggie ideas.

  • fingers

    Weve lost so many players over the years i had my girl buy a stitch remover for my jerseys….,.. Put your own name on the back….

  • jesusraiderjim

    Gettin some KARMA on the ROME show is always a good thing for the NATION. RACK-EM

  • raiderinparadise

    A jamarcus russell breast cancer awareness jersey with the pink trim.

  • 8RaiderReign8

    Just listened to DA on Rome. Sounds like Flynn is the guy unless Pryor take a huge step forward.

    Also said he liked what Flynn showed when he got limited reps.

  • SR Raider

    Still waiting for a decent receiver so I can re-use my #84 jersey with the name removed

  • Purvisman/Intrepid/Eternal Optimist

    guest123 Says:
    gee when you phrase the question like that, it’s hard to say?
    ——————————–

    Purvisman/Intrepid/Eternal Optimist Says:
    The pity is your phrasing means the two are mutually exclusive in your mind.
    =====================================================

    Darn, Guest, you beat me to it. Great minds…

  • DutchRaider77

    374.raiderinparadise Says:
    April 3rd, 2013 at 11:12 am
    A jamarcus russell breast cancer awareness jersey with the pink trim.

    ____________________________________________________

    Winner…I concede

    Do they make the matching pants?

    Now that is a harsh bet, show up to a Raiders’s game in the Jamarcus Russell Breast Cancer Awareness jersey and matching pants…Jumbo tron for sure.

  • RaiderRockstar

    A jamarcus russell breast cancer awareness jersey with the pink trim.

    ***

    @paradise

    it’s nice to see JaWalrus fight for something!

    besides his own childhood obesity, lol

  • 1960AutumnWind

    DMAC Says:
    April 3rd, 2013 at 11:07 am
    Real talk
    Don’t get rid of your jerseys.
    Just change the name.
    Check it out.

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/NFL-CUSTOM-PERSONALIZED-JERSEY-NAME-PLATE-ANY-NAME-YOUR-NAME/281051612141?ssPageName=WDVW&rd=1&ih=018&category=206&cmd=ViewItem

    Lamonica!!! or even put Mad Bomber on the back.

  • http://www.raiders.com Raider O

    R8ER MIKE Says:
    April 3rd, 2013 at 11:06 am
    The ODB. He needs to move to Cali
    ***********************************
    ?? they let ole redneck live in California ??
    was there back in 1983.. and they told me ” hope you
    had a nice visit… now go home” !!! lol lol
    $$$$$$$$$$$$$&

    LOL
    You crazy. We have a lot of You People here. You work hard, drink a lot of beer, and you drive trucks or a Camry. Redneck or a Mexican. you pick. lol

  • raiderinparadise

    Flynn should be the guy, he has proved more than Pryor.

    I like Pryor and he will have field time finally this year in packages, he can help us win.

    Flynn threw for 9 TD’s in two NFL starts. Please don’t downplay that by saying “system”, “teams D sucked” or anything like that.

    He can execute a gameplan.

  • guest123

    The pity is your phrasing means the two are mutually exclusive in your mind.

    ^^^^^^^^

    Nice Purvis.

    This is what I was subconsciously was thinking but the imagery of “clown” and “Raiders” has unfortunately broken my spirit to even recognize the conclusion. SMH

  • fingers

    Pryor or Flynn…. Hope one of these guys works out…. Need to get our team moving forward…..

  • Purvisman/Intrepid/Eternal Optimist

    raiderinparadise Says:
    A jamarcus russell breast cancer awareness jersey with the pink trim.
    ======================================================

    Which bring us back to my 2nd post today:

    JaMarcus Russell Is The King Of Mardi Gras

    Russell, the newly crowned King Elexis I, will lead the Mobile Area Mardi Gras Association parade. He’ll also show you his C-cups for some beads.

    “We’re gonna need a bigger float.”

  • theghostronin79

    Star is probably the only #3 prospect I have seen play live last year. OSU (Oregon State) had trouble containing him even though OSU’s center playing as a true freshman was good last year (like a Freshman AA). A lot of DT. OSU won the game but it was the defensive play that won it for them. OSU offense was disrupted and ineffective. He is good no doubt about that. #3 overall nose tackle good is the question.

    =============

    You won’t know until about 5 years from now. By then it won’t matter. You think ANY team would have used a #1 overall on Ngata? FU*K YEAH they would.

    #3 verses #8, or #12? It’s almost trying to split hairs a little TOO much. If he’s our guy, then he’s our guy……doesn’t matter if we take him at #1 or #25

  • http://www.raiders.com Raider O

    Whoknows Says:
    April 3rd, 2013 at 11:09 am
    Another San Diegan. What’s up dude?
    **********************
    Just chillin O.
    Gonna have a late breakfast and then play around of golf at Balboa.
    Blazing the day away
    $$$$$$$$$

    Nice.

  • SR Raider

    Theghostronin79 Says:
    April 3rd, 2013 at 11:17 am
    #3 verses #8, or #12? It’s almost trying to split hairs a little TOO much. If he’s our guy, then he’s our guy……doesn’t matter if we take him at #1 or #25
    ———–

    Even more true this year since the top of this draft class doesn’t stand out all that much

  • R8ER MIKE

    Raider O Says:
    April 3rd, 2013 at 11:16 am
    R8ER MIKE Says:
    April 3rd, 2013 at 11:06 am
    The ODB. He needs to move to Cali
    ***********************************
    ?? they let ole redneck live in California ??
    was there back in 1983.. and they told me ” hope you
    had a nice visit… now go home” !!! lol lol
    $$$$$$$$$$$$$&

    LOL
    You crazy. We have a lot of You People here. You work hard, drink a lot of beer, and you drive trucks or a Camry. Redneck or a Mexican. you pick. lol

    ***********************
    lol lol…I had to sell the Camry and buy a Truck,(used 4×4 Tacoma)they were about to take away my redneck card !!

  • 1960AutumnWind

    SR Raider Says:
    April 3rd, 2013 at 11:20 am
    Theghostronin79 Says:
    April 3rd, 2013 at 11:17 am
    #3 verses #8, or #12? It’s almost trying to split hairs a little TOO much. If he’s our guy, then he’s our guy……doesn’t matter if we take him at #1 or #25
    ———–

    Even more true this year since the top of this draft class doesn’t stand out all that much

    **************************
    If we get star at 8 vs. 3 then we get at least a middle 3rd as well. That would be the difference.

  • guest123

    #3 verses #8, or #12? It’s almost trying to split hairs a little TOO much. If he’s our guy, then he’s our guy……doesn’t matter if we take him at #1 or #25

    ^^^^^^

    @ Ghost

    I totally agree with this line of thought. No one remembers the draft order without looking it up 5 yrs from now. If the guy you wanted was there and you let him go because you were trying to get cute and you miss out, you will be kicking yourself and maybe it will cost your job.

    I say don’t look a gifthorse in the mouth. If Star is there at #3, wait by the phone for a ridiculous offer to trade back. If it’s not there, you take Star and be happy with it.

  • rediaR

    Draft 2013

    3- Sharrif Floyd-DT
    66- Darius Slay-CB
    100-Stepfan Taylor RB
    172-Corey Fuller WR
    176-Hugh Thornton OG
    205-Denard Robinson WR
    209-Mychal Rivera TE
    —————–
    Misses our biggest need (pass rusher) and I’m not a fan of Ceelo Kelly with the #3.

  • guest123

    Now that I’m 86ing my Carson jersey, I really want to get a “Lotlelei” jersey. Houston should give up his number for him. 99 looks better on the bigger boys anyway.

  • Plunketthead

    Rockstar
    Props to you, I thought for sure you would come back with four games, at least five.

    Six will be real tough so I will predict an 8-8 season

    Flynn is the new mad bomber, all we need is someone tall and fast to run under the ball and catch it

  • The_Judge37

    R8ER MIKE Says:
    April 3rd, 2013 at 11:21 am
    Raider O Says:
    April 3rd, 2013 at 11:16 am
    R8ER MIKE Says:
    April 3rd, 2013 at 11:06 am
    The ODB. He needs to move to Cali
    ***********************************
    ?? they let ole redneck live in California ??
    was there back in 1983.. and they told me ” hope you
    had a nice visit… now go home” !!! lol lol
    $$$$$$$$$$$$$&

    LOL
    You crazy. We have a lot of You People here. You work hard, drink a lot of beer, and you drive trucks or a Camry. Redneck or a Mexican. you pick. lol

    ***********************
    lol lol…I had to sell the Camry and buy a Truck,(used 4×4 Tacoma)they were about to take away my redneck card !!
    ———

    Now all you have to do is put as many accessories as you can on that truck, Lights, Grill guard, roll bar, etc… more lights.

  • http://www.raiders.com Raider O

    ***********************
    lol lol…I had to sell the Camry and buy a Truck,(used 4×4 Tacoma)they were about to take away my redneck card !!
    $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$

    OMG
    Alert all wildlife in the area. He is driving a truck now.
    LOL

  • dr_robert

    Purvis–yeah. That’s a good one (Fargo)

  • DMAC

    R8ER MIKE Says:
    April 3rd, 2013 at 11:21 am

    Raider O Says:
    April 3rd, 2013 at 11:16 am
    R8ER MIKE Says:
    April 3rd, 2013 at 11:06 am
    The ODB. He needs to move to Cali
    ***********************************
    ?? they let ole redneck live in California ??
    was there back in 1983.. and they told me ” hope you
    had a nice visit… now go home” !!! lol lol
    $$$$$$$$$$$$$&

    LOL
    You crazy. We have a lot of You People here. You work hard, drink a lot of beer, and you drive trucks or a Camry. Redneck or a Mexican. you pick. lol

    ***********************
    lol lol…I had to sell the Camry and buy a Truck,(used 4×4 Tacoma)they were about to take away my redneck card !!
    ==========

    Pops still has his old beat up 4runner, he doesn’t want to let go.
    Has your name written all over it brother.

  • Plunketthead

    Star was my first pick when the season ended.
    I plunkdict Star, Eric or Luke with that third pick

  • DMAC

    guest123 Says:
    April 3rd, 2013 at 11:27 am

    Now that I’m 86ing my Carson jersey, I really want to get a “Lotlelei” jersey. Houston should give up his number for him. 99 looks better on the bigger boys anyway.
    =======

    True, but Houston plays like a big boy.