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The return of Tracy Porter?


Once upon a time, there was a hero in the Big Easy. He made a couple of huge plays in the 2009 season for the Saints and helped them win their first Superbowl. His name is not Drew Brees.

Oct 7, 2012; Foxborough, MA, USA; Denver Broncos cornerback Tracy Porter (22) exits the locker room onto the field prior to a game against the New England Patriots at Gillette Stadium. The Patriots defeated the Broncos 31-21. Mandatory Credit: Stew Milne-USA TODAY Sports

His name is Tracy Porter and after one year with the Denver Broncos, he may be coming back to New Orleans. How do we know? Well one guy (most likely due to excitement) let the cat out of the bag.

"Oh I Definitely Saw A CornerBack who was pretty crucial 4 Da Saints in ’09 @ The Facility Today #SignMan I Need YOU BRO! – @JuniorG93 (Junior Galette’s Twitter Account)"

Porter did miss some time last year due to concussion-like symptoms, knee injury, and seizures. No cause has been linked to the seizures and Porter has been healthy for months.

The defensive back out of Indiana does a great job playing the deep ball and has the awareness to make big plays rather than simply sit and react to the opposing offense. He had four forced fumbles and seven interceptions in his first four years with the Saints.

The Saints selected Tracy Porter with the 40th overall pick in the 2008 draft. Porter is also talking with the Oakland Raiders before he makes a decision.

If signed, he would join the secondary with Jabari Greer, Patrick Robinson, Keenan Lewis, Corey White, and Elbert Mack.