The Broncos have agreed to terms with free agent cornerback Tracy Porter on a one-year contract. Financial terms were not disclosed.
Selected with the 40th overall pick of the 2008 NFL Draft out of Indiana by the New Orleans Saints, Porter has started 39 of 43 games over the last four seasons, totaling 194 tackles, one sack and seven interceptions with 32 passes defensed and four forced fumbles. In six playoff starts, Porter has 33 tackles and three interceptions, including a 74-yard interception reception for a touchdown in the Saints’ 31-17 win over the Indianapolis Colts in Super Bowl XLIV.
Porter has yet to play a full season, missing the final 11 games of his rookie season with a wrist injury before missing four games each during the 2009 and 2010 seasons. Porter played in a career-high 14 games last season.
Porter, who turns 26 in August, adds youth and experience to a Broncos secondary that has Champ Bailey and Andre Goodman, a pair of 33-year-olds, as the starters for next season.