Porter will miss training camp, preseason after hamstring surgery
Porter's absence from training camp will be a setback to the offense. The Jaguars gave Porter a six-year, $30.4 million contract with the hopes of using him as a No. 1 receiver. Porter told reporters this spring he wasn't going to rush back from the injury because hamstring problems tend to linger.
Jerry Porter snares a potential interception out of the hands of Al Harris for a 25-yard TD pass.
The Jaguars have the depth to carry then through until Porter is healthy. Troy Williamson, acquired from the Vikings in an offseason trade, has impressed coaches with his speed and pass-catching ability. Reggie Williams is the starter on the other side. Dennis Northcutt can work the slot.
The team also likes John Broussard, a seventh-round pick from last season, and Mike Walker, a third-round pick from 2007. Former first-round pick Matt Jones is also on the roster. He has been a disappointment on the field the past two sesaons. He didn't help his chances of making the team after being arrested last week and charged with felony drug possession in Arkansas.
Porter played 16 games for the Raiders last season, catching 44 passes for 705 yards and six touchdowns.