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March 22, 2012

BRONCOS AGREE TO TERMS WITH CORNERBACK TRACY PORTER

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — The Denver Broncos agreed to terms with cornerback Tracy Porter on Thursday, Executive Vice President of Football Operations John Elway announced.

Porter (5-foot-11, 186 pounds) is a fifth-year player who spent his first four seasons with New Orleans and saw time in 43 games (39 starts), totaling 227 tackles (178 solo), seven interceptions (95 yds.), 37 passes defensed, four forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries. In six postseason starts, he has recorded 34 tackles (28 solo), two interceptions (100 yds.), three passes defensed and one forced fumble. Included in his career totals are two interceptions returned for touchdowns, including a 74-yard score in the fourth quarter of Super Bowl XLIV to help clinch the Saints’ first World Championship.

Selected by New Orleans in the second round (40th overall) of the 2008 NFL Draft from Indiana University, he earned multiple Big Ten Conference honors while starting 43 games and recording 212 tackles (175 solo), 16 interceptions (413 yds.), two forced fumbles and four fumble recoveries for the Hoosiers.

Porter, who attended Port Allen (La.) High School, was born on Aug. 11, 1986.


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