After finally being released by the Miami Dolphins earlier in March, linebacker Joey Porter has signed with the Arizona Cardinals. Porter, who turns 33 on Monday, is an 11-year veteran who has made four Pro Bowl appearances.
We noted earlier in the month that Porter was visiting with the Cardinals, and that he has old friends in Arizona.
This move isn’t surprising at all. A few weeks ago, Porter expressed displeasure with his situation in Miami. He named several teams he’d like to play for and one of those teams was the Cardinals.
I’d be surprised if Porter left without a deal. It’s a homecoming of sorts for him with head coach Ken Whisenhunt and LB Clark Haggans in Arizona. Both players were with Porter in Pittsburgh.
For reactions from Cardinals fans, check out our blog Revenge of the Birds.