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.