Broncos Tracy Porter ruled out for game against Saints

September 9, 2012; Denver, CO, USA; Denver Broncos cornerback Tracy Porter (22) celebrates during the first half against the Pittsburgh Steelers at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. Mandatory Credit: Chris Humphreys-US PRESSWIRE

In a report from ESPN’s John Clayton, Denver Broncos cornerback Tracy Porter will miss the game against his former team the New Orleans Saints this Sunday.

Porter missed last week as well due to what is being called an illness.  The former Port Allen High standout and hero of Super Bowl XLIV is said to be suffering symptoms similar to when he recently had a seizure.

He had tried to return to practice this week but didn’t seem to bounce back as quickly as the Broncos had hoped.  The mood seemed to go in the direction that he wouldn’t be able to play even early in the week.

The Saints elected not to re-sign him during free agency this year and Porter languished a bit until the Broncos gave him a one year contract for $3 million.

His first game as a Bronco gave hope to a new defense healmed by Jack Del Rio when Porter intercepted a pass against the Pittsburgh Steelers and returned it for a touchdown.

Topics: Denver Broncos, New Orleans Saints, Tracy Porter

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  • Wendell

    I was really hoping Porter would be able to play tomorrow. This has to be a really emotional game, and it would be terrible for him to be sitting on the sideline. Even without him I think the Broncos have the edge in this one since they are at home coming off their bye week. I want to watch the game live tomorrow, but I’ll be working my shift at DISH, so I’m going to record it on my Hopper. I love that my DVR has a huge hard drive to hold all the games I record while I’m at work. This game should be a high scoring affair for both teams, and the Broncos will win in a shootout.