Tracy Porter out Sunday and Other AFC West News

Christopher HansenNFL AnalystNovember 2, 2012

Denver's secondary has played well without Tracy Porter.
Denver's secondary has played well without Tracy Porter.Kirby Lee-US PRESSWIRE

Veteran cornerback Tracy Porter was supposed to help a beleaguered secondary in Denver, but after poor performances and a scary injury, it appears the Broncos may be moving on.

According to Jeff Legwold of the Denver Post, Porter is expected to be listed as “out” on Friday’s injury report a day after he was upgraded from limited participation to full participation.

Porter has been prescribed medication to prevent future seizures, according to Legwold, and it’s becoming clear that the Broncos would rather play Chris Harris and Tony Carter. That doesn’t mean Porter won’t be needed at a later time, but poor play prior to the health issues and stellar play from Harris and Carter have pushed Porter down the depth chart.

There is the possibility that Porter will be out because his conditioned worsened, which is something no one wants. Hopefully this is just the team is being extra cautious because it has that luxury. 


Other AFC West News


Mike Klis of the Denver Post says that Ryan Clady is showing he’s worth big bucks.



Jerry McDonald of the Contra Costa Times says the Raiders’ run defense is finally on the upswing.

Vic Tafur of the San Francisco Chronicle says that the Raiders have stopped hitting their head on the wall running the ball.


Kansas City

Randy Covitz of the Kansas City Star says that the Chiefs are not just bad, they're historically bad.

Sam Mellinger of the Kansas City Star says to hold your nose when the Chiefs play.



Kevin Acee of U-T San Diego says Norv Turner’s team responded.

Nick Canepa of U-T San Diego says the Chargers saved the day for their beleaguered coach.