The Pittsburgh Steelers recently cut outside linebacker Joey Porter, and he has privately, through several Ravens players, let it be known that he has interest in the Ravens.
Porter, Ravens public enemy No. 1, said before the start of the 2006 season that he had patched things up with Ray Lewis and Heap. He said he harbored no ill feelings toward the Ravens.
The Ravens have an opening, especially with Thomas gone. The Steelers have stated that they cut Porter for salary cap reasons, but it was apparent that his performance dropped off last season. There is a replay of Cleveland Browns tight end Kellen Winslow slamming Porter to the ground after a one-on-one attempt on the sideline last season.
That pretty much sums up Porter's season.
Also, if he played for the Ravens, there would have to be a contest to see which player talked the most smack, Porter or Ravens outside linebacker Bart Scott. My money is on Scott.
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