Tracy Porter Returns to Practice and Other AFC West News

Christopher HansenNFL AnalystOctober 31, 2012

DENVER, CO - SEPTEMBER 9:  Cornerback Tracy Porter #22 of the Denver Broncos celebrates as he runs off the field after defeating the Pittsburgh Steelers 31-19 at Sports Authority Field Field at Mile High on September 9, 2012 in Denver, Colorado.  (Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images)
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The Denver Broncos have held Tracy Porter out for the last two games after showing symptoms similar to those he had prior to a seizure in August. The potential seriousness of Porter’s condition and strong play from Chris Harris and Tony Carter is reason enough for the Broncos to give it time.

No one is in a rush to see Tracy Porter return to the field right now.

Despite the lack of urgency to get Porter back, he was in full gear and a limited participant in practice on Wednesday according to Tom Kensler of the Denver Post. It doesn’t mean Porter will be able to play Sunday, but it’s a good sign he was able to practice with his teammates.

The team has taken the right steps to protect Porter and as long as Harris and Carter are performing they don’t need to take the chance of putting him in harm’s way. The doctors might clear him, but the team can continue to sit him just in case the symptoms are the result of an undetectable issue.

It’s the best thing for all parties to be absolutely sure Porter is healthy before putting him back on the field. Surely the Broncos don’t want to mess with the good thing they have going at cornerback. It’s one of those rare cases in which the team, player and doctors can all be on the same page.


Other AFC West News


Kansas City

The Chiefs know the Chargers will try to force turnovers according to Adam Teicher of the Kansas City Star.


San Diego

Scott Bair of U-T San Diego says the Chargers defense has not been able to make big plays.

Billy Ray Smith of U-T San Diego­ says overconfidence doesn’t suit the Chargers.



Paul Gutierrez of CSN Bay Area wonders if the Raiders penalty woes have been fixed.