Thursday, July 27, 2006

NFL Rumors: Jerry Porter [EdMcGon]

First, howdy to the readers of American Legends!

I want to thank Mark for allowing me to blog here.

In the NFL rumor mill yesterday, reported rumors that the Raiders were "shopping Jerry Porter".

Also yesterday, the San Francisco Chronicle reported that Porter had requested a trade.

But today, the story has shifted dramatically. According to a new San Francisco Chronicle article, Art Shell had the following to say about a Porter trade:

"That's a non-issue, as far as I'm concerned. There's guys every year that might not want to be on a team but, hey, part of this business is you play with who you've got. If we have somebody on this team that ... said he wants to be here or not, if he's doing what he's supposed to do, then we'll go to work."

Reading between the lines, it sounds like Shell does not have many options here unless Al Davis manages to pull off a trade. Porter is quoted in yesterday's San Francisco Chronicle as saying the Raiders are requesting two first round picks. Even Porter thought that price was absurd.

The Raiders are stuck with Porter, and Porter is stuck with the Raiders.