Market value for Tracy Porter is on a decline; could return to Saints

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August 21, 2010; New Orleans, LA, USA; New Orleans Saints cornerback Tracy Porter (22) during warm ups prior to kickoff of a preseason game against the Houston Texans at the Louisiana Superdome. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-US PRESSWIRE

Right before free agency opened, New Orleans Saints cornerback Tracy Porter said he was looking forward to see how many teams were interested in him.  Unfortunately, he got his answer as he still remains unsigned.

Porter initially received some calls early on from teams like the St. Louis Rams.  However they chose to sign cornerback Cortland Finnegan instead, probably because of his ties to current head coach Jeff Fisher.

Then Porter made the trek to see the Cincinnati Bengals for a visit.  The Bengals then made a move to sign cornerback Jason Allen and Porter left again without being signed.

Of course between these visits, cornerbacks like Carlos Rogers, Brandon Carr, and Ronald Bartell were either being signed to big contracts with their teams or to another.

Porter does have another visit lined up for this week with the Oakland Raiders.  He probably has his best chance here because head coach Dennis Allen was also his secondary coach when Allen was with the Saints.

Allen knows what Porter is capable of and they are also in need of a cornerback since they did some major housecleaning in the secondary not long after the season ended.

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