Porter was waived by the Bears on Monday.
Porter started 28 of his 30 games played after joining the Bears in 2015, combining to accumulate 83 tackles, 21 pass deflections and three interceptions over that span. Last year, the veteran battled through knee pain to feature in all 16 games, playing a prominent role in Kyle Fuller's season-long absence. With Chicago currently boasting over 10 cornerbacks on its roster ahead of the draft, however, the team has opted to cut bait with Porter, who will now look to latch on as a depth contributor elsewhere.
Porter tallied a pair of tackles in Sunday's 38-10 loss to the Vikings, and he ended the season with two interceptions, a forced fumble and 48 tackles.
Porter was an absolute warrior this year, as he dealt with knee issues for most of the campaign, but he started 16 games for just the second time in his nine-year career. Unfortunately, he hasn't had more than two interceptions in a season since 2009, and his lack of playmaking ability will continue make him a marginal IDP option when he returns to the Bears for the second of a three-year deal he signed before the season.
Porter hasn't missed time due to his knee injury to this point and it would've been suprising to see him held out Sunday. He'll start at cornerback opposite Cre'Von LeBlanc.
Porter (knee) is questionable to play Sunday in Minnesota.
Porter has been nursing a hobbled knee all season but is yet to miss a single game. We suspect he'll be able to give it a go once more.
Porter (knee) was a full participant at practice Thursday.
Porter has dealt with knee injuries throughout the season but has only missed a few games due to the issue. He's not expected to be held out come Sunday.
|4||9/28/17||@ GB||8:25 pm|
|6||10/15/17||@ BAL||1:00 pm|
|8||10/29/17||@ NO||1:00 pm|
|Bye: Week 9|
|12||11/26/17||@ PHI||1:00 pm|
|14||12/10/17||@ CIN||1:00 pm|
|15||12/16/17||@ DET||4:30 pm|
|17||12/31/17||@ MIN||1:00 pm|
|2008||New Orleans Saints||5||25||23.0||2||1||1||25||25.0||25||0||5|
|2009||New Orleans Saints||12||57||48.0||9||0||4||72||18.0||54||1||12|
|2010||New Orleans Saints||12||60||45.0||15||0||1||5||5.0||5||0||6|
|2011||New Orleans Saints||14||52||42.0||10||0||1||-7||-7.0||-7||0||9|
|2008||New Orleans Saints||5||0||0||0||---||0||0||0|
|2009||New Orleans Saints||12||0||0||0||---||0||0||0|
|2010||New Orleans Saints||12||2||0||6||3.0||4||0||0|
|2011||New Orleans Saints||14||0||0||0||---||0||0||0|
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|2008||New Orleans Saints||5||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|2009||New Orleans Saints||12||0||0||2||0||0||0||0||0|
|2010||New Orleans Saints||12||0||0||0||1||1||2||2||0|
|2011||New Orleans Saints||14||0||0||2||0||1||0||1||0|