July 25, 2008

Saints Sign Second Round Pick Tracy Porter

Short holdout ends as Saints ink Port Allen native to four year contract

The Saints have signed their second round pick Tracy Porter to his rookie contract, a new four-year contract. Porter played college ball at Indiana but grew up in Port Allen, Louisiana, just west of Baton Rouge.

Porter is expected to compete for a starting job at cornerback and also on kick returns. He is one of a handful of second-round picks by the Saints to holdout in recent years, including DE Darren Howard, C LeCharles Bentley and WR Devery Henderson.

The contract is reportedly worth $4.2 million.

Read NOPF's exclusive scouting report of Porter here.

The signing was aided by the signing of Brandon Flowers, a cornerback taken five picks before Porter by the Chiefs.

The Saints are also waiting for the Chiefs to sign DT Glenn Dorsey, a contract that will help frame top pick Sedrick Ellis' new deal.

To make room for Porter on the 80-man roster, the Saints cut TE Eric Johnson.

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