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    http://www.profootballtalk.com/rumormill.htm

    Says that they think he is available and that the Pats might be interested...but chances are they are just throwing us out there because we have a "need" at WR. He certainly has the ability though.


    Do you think he'd be a good fit? His base salaries for the next 2 years are only 1 million bucks.
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    I'd probably do it for a 3rd round pick. Porter has never really 'broken out' although he always seems on the verge of doing so. Very solid talent though.

    RECEIVING

    Year Team G GS No Yards Avg Lg TD 20+ 40+ FD
    2000 Oakland Raiders 12 0 1 6 6.0 6 0 0 0 0
    2001 Oakland Raiders 15 1 19 220 11.6 21 0 1 0 14
    2002 Oakland Raiders 16 14 51 688 13.5 36 9 12 0 36
    2003 Oakland Raiders 10 1 28 361 12.9 35 1 5 0 21
    2004 Oakland Raiders 16 16 64 998 15.6 52 9 17 5 47
    2005 Oakland Raiders 16 14 76 942 12.4 49 5 14 2 45
    TOTAL 85 46 239 3215 13.5 52 24 49 7 163

    Why only a 3rd rounder for that kind of production? Because I think it would be a 2 year rental at best. Once he gets out of that contract he will be seeking big bucks. Raiders may be shopping him in anticipation of that or maybe they feel Randy Moss is enough. Who knows.
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    I like Porter a lot - not knowing his personality or work ethic but I really like his talent. I wouldn't think twice about trading a #3 - or even a #2 if we could sign him long term for reasonable $$$.
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    Based on his stats, and not knowing his character or work ethic, he would fit nicely into this offense even if he is only here for 2 years.
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    Getting him for 2 years would be a terrific idea considering our current situation at WR. For one, you have a solid, experienced (but not old) vet at WR. It could also provide some leverage for getting Branch's unfairly-treated butt back into camp. We'll have no urgency to extend Branch with Porter in town. We all know that Branch is going to play this year anyways, so the Branch/Porter combo would be deadly. Also, if we let Branch walk after this year, we'll still have Porter and our WR of the future, Chad Jackson, as the top 2 wideouts for '07.

    Far better option than Ashley Lelie.
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    Something tells me Al Davis isn't going to be in much of a giving mood to the Patriots as he's still upset about that little call a few years ago.
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    "Bat babe, slide a piece of the Porter. Drink side round the java."
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    The 5-year anniversary comes in January, but I'm sure old Al won't get it over it by then, either! (probably never, in fact!)
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    The problem is that Porter (whom I like as a #1/#2 WR) is also on a contract that has him "underpaid". Unless he's willing to subjugate his ego to play for a winner and to play with Tommy, we're going to have the same problem next year that we're having with Deion this year.

    I understand the value of worrying about next year next year, but it's just delaying our problem. I'd rather try to get a guy like Stallworth who's signed (I think) for a few years.
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    I think he's one of the most overrated hunks of crap in the NFL.
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    I don't think he is that underpaid. He was signed to a new contract literally days before Moss came over in the trade. I'm pretty sure he got quite a nice signing bonus...the million dollars each year are just his base salary.
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    I agree, but players and their agents tend not to consider money already paid as compensation. But my point was that next year he'll be on the last year of his contract and will likely want a big extension.
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    You sure you're not talking about Reche Caldwell?
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    Who's overrating Caldwell, we signed him for a near minimum salary contract. And we're hoping for a good #3 WR, assuming/hoping for Jackson to be a good #2. Personally I'm tired of the Caldwell slams given that he was decent before his torn ACL then was behind Tomlinson, Gates and McCardell in the pecking order for touches.
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    Crazy idea.. but I have heard crazier...

    I really like Branch and hope they can lock him up long-term but just for fun consider a trade Porter for Branch.

    The production numbers are very similar (see attached .jpg)

    Pros
    - gain a bigger more durable receiver
    - gain potential cap relief as Porter is signed for 2 years at around $1,000,000
    - sends yet another message that Bioli are total hard asses
    - because of size Porter may be a better red zone target

    Cons
    - lose the best offensive weapon on the team
    - lose QB's favorite target
    - lose great team player
    - lose player with intimate understanding of offensive system
    - Porter is 1 year older, 28 versus 27
    - Porter may be a head case

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    I really like Porter as a pure vertical threat. I'm not he could adjust/perform well in our offense.
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    Stallworth can't stay on the field, he's hurt too much and we don't want too many old Saints.
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    Yes to a Jerry Porter trade. He's capabale of putting up Branch-like numbers and he gives us a very solid 5 player recceiver corps for this year. next year Branch can walk and we would stil have a capable group of wideouts with the flexibility to sign/draft another quality WR. Deon is overplaying his hand.
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    While I don't see the Pats making this trade for a draft pick since they just dropped a number two on Jackson, Porter's addition would be fantastic. He is big - 6'2"/220 - fast and, as I recall, is a tough guy in traffic (and red zone) with good hands. He may not be number one material but he would suddenly make our WR group one of the top ten in league, assuming Branch plays and Jackson can read the playbook.:D

    Hmm, how about Dillon for Porter straight up?
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