New Orleans Saints corner Tracy Porter "interested" in free agency journey

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Oct 2, 2011; Jacksonville, FL, USA; New Orleans Saints cornerback Tracy Porter (22) reacts after breaking up a pass against the Jacksonville Jaguars during a game at EverBank Field. Mandatory Credit: Fernando Medina-US PRESSWIRE

On one play in Super Bowl XLIV, New Orleans Saints cornerback Tracy Porter took a place in Saints fans hearts when he intercepted quarterback Peyton Manning for a touchdown return.  Now a little over two years later, Porter is preparing to possibly leave the team via free agency.

Porter arguably had his best season with the Saints during their Super Bowl run and combined with fellow defensive backs Jabari Greer and Darren Sharper, they made opposing quarterbacks pay for their passes.

Yet next season, Porter didn’t quite have quite the game changing effect.  His label of “Legend Killer” took some hits along the way and so did he when Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch pushed him away like a rag doll for a touchdown during the 2011 Wild Card game.

He had to have a procedure done on his knee during the offseason but returned ready to improve this past season.  However, it mirrored the one before it and he began to be outshined by rookie cornerback Patrick Robinson.

Porter is scheduled to become a free agent at 3:00 p.m. today and made this tweet last night about his upcoming journey into it:

@T_Porter22:  With free agency starting tomorrow, it feels like Xmas and draft day all over again.  I’m excited to see who is INTERESTED in my talents.

The Saints haven’t given a clue as to their intentions on either signing Porter back or letting him test the market.  It’s likely they’ll want to see just how “interested” other teams are before they offer him a contract.

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