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Tracy Porter reportedly visits New Orleans Saints

  • By Kenny Legan
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Could a Super Bowl hero be returning home?

As several reports indicate, the possibility is there for cornerback Tracy Porter and the New Orleans Saints.

According to Aaron Wilson of, Porter visited the Saints on Monday. However, the free agent wasn't signed.

Porter cemented his place in Saints history when his 74-yard pick-six off Indianapolis Colts quarterback Peyton Manning late in Super Bowl XLIV helped seal the victory for New Orleans.

Saints linebacker Junior Galette was a little more cryptic in his Monday morning message on Twitter, but he seemed to hint at Porter's visit.

The Saints have been looking to upgrade their cornerbacks, having signed Keenan Lewis and courted Nnamdi Asomugha this offseason. But Porter reportedly also has drawn interest from the Oakland Raiders, which is not surprising as Raiders coach Dennis Allen was the secondary coach in New Orleans during Porter's first three seasons, including that famed Super Bowl year.

Entering his sixth season, Porter is coming off his lone year with the Denver Broncos. He entered the season as the starter, but he played just six games mainly due to injury. He had 21 tackles and one interception.

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