(7/19/2012) NFL.com reports linebacker Joey Porter will retire as a member of the Steelers.
Porter finishes season on IR
(12/21/2011) The Cardinals announced Wednesday that they placed LB Joey Porter on IR with a knee injury.
Porter understands pay cut
(7/30/2011) Arizona LB Joey Porter said Saturday that he understands the reasoning for his reduced salary as the only way for the Cardinals to bring the veteran back. "You get five sacks, they don't really want to pay you $5.7 million base," he said. "You have to be smart enough to understand that."
Porter not active in finale
(1/2/2011) Arizona LB Joey Porter missed his second straight game for the Cardinals as his injured tricep kept him out of the season finale.
Porter likely done with Cards
(12/31/2010) Cardinals OLB Joey Porter (tricep) did not practice all week and coach Ken Whisenhunt said it is doubtful he will play in the season finale Week 17 in San Francisco. He also sat out Week 16.
Porter to have MRI on arm
(12/20/2010) OLB Joey Porter injured his triceps in Sunday's game vs. the Panthers and will have an MRI to determine the severity. Coach Ken Whisenhunt fears the injury could be serious.
Porter active for Arizona
(12/12/2010) Cardinals LB Joey Porter was active for Week 14. He's been dealing with a knee issue and was limited in practice all week.
Porter questionable for Sunday
(12/10/2010) Arizona LB Joey Porter is listed as questionable for the Week 14 game against the Broncos with a knee issue. He saw limited action in practice throughout the week while dealing with the injury.
Porter has marginal impact
(11/30/2010) Arizona LB Joey Porter made just three tackles in Week 12 against San Francisco. The Cards would lose to the 49ers, 27-6, and drop to the bottom of the NFC West. They host the Rams in Week 13.
Porter records just three tackles
(11/15/2010) Arizona veteran LB Joey Porter had just three tackles in Week 10 against Seattle. Porter was dealing with a knee injury entering the contest. The Cardinals would lose to the Seahawks, 36-18.
Porter gets nod vs. Seahawks
(11/14/2010) Cardinals LB Joey Porter has been dealing with a knee injury that limited him in practice all week. The veteran linebacker has four sacks in his last three games and five on the season.
Porter probable, playing well
(11/12/2010) Cardinals OLB Joey Porter called himself out after playing five games with just one sack. Since then, he has four in his last three games, and at least one in each of those three games. Porter has a slight knee issue and is questionable for the Week 10 game against the Seahawks. He practiced on a limited basis throughout the week.
Porter extends sack streak
(11/7/2010) Cardinals LB Joey Porter added to his streak of games with a sack in Week 9 at Minnesota. He recorded two solo sacks to make it three straight games with at least one and wound up with a season-high six tackles.
Porter starts a sack streak
(11/1/2010) Cardinals LB Joey Porter recorded a sack in his second straight game in Week 8 as Arizona lost to Tampa Bay. He had three tackles on the day to go with his 11-yard loss on the sack. He now has three sacks on the year. He now has eight career sacks in four games against Tampa Bay.
Porter gets second sack in Week 7
(10/25/2010) Cardinals LB Joey Porter had a slow game in Week 7 against the Seahawks but got to the quarterback a couple times. He brought down QB Matt Hasselbeck once in the 22-10 loss and hit him another time while finishing with three total tackles.
Porter still quiet in loss
(10/4/2010) Cardinals LB Joey Porter made four tackles (three solo) in the Week 4 loss to the Chargers. He only has one sack this season.
Porter has quiet day in opener
(9/12/2010) Cardinals LB Joey Porter made two tackles in Week 1 against the Rams. He displayed his passing rushing skills throughout the game but missed out on a few sacks by just a hair.
Porter enjoying a change of scenery
(8/5/2010) If things seem a bit louder at the Arizona Cardinals training camp, look no farther than No. 55. A rejuvenated Joey Porter has brought intensity and leadership along with a giant chip on his shoulder to prove that in his 12th NFL season he can still be the kind of player that made him a four-time Pro Bowl selection. Porter says that after he left Pittsburgh, three years with Miami taught him that the grass "is not always greener" on the other side. Now he's together again with his longtime college and Steelers' teammate Clark Haggans at outside linebacker in a defense with an aggressive style that he says suits him best.
No charges for LB Porter
(4/1/2010) Kern County prosecutors say no charges will be filed against Arizona Cardinals linebacker Joey Porter in connection with his recent arrest on suspicion of DUI and resisting arrest. Prosecutor Mark Pafford told The Bakersfield Californian that the district attorney's office does not believe there's a reasonable likelihood that a jury would find Porter guilty beyond a reasonable doubt. Porter was arrested on March 27 in a fast-food parking lot in Bakersfield.
Porter arrested Saturday
(3/29/2010) Authorities say LB Joey Porter has been arrested in Bakersfield on suspicion of drunken driving and accused of assaulting an officer and resisting arrest. The California Highway Patrol says the 33-year-old player was confronted by officers early Saturday in a fast-food parking lot. Porter refused to provide his driver's license and began to roll up his window when asked to leave the car. Police say that when an officer reached to unlock the door Porter slapped the officer's hand. Porter eventually got out and complied with orders, placing his hands behind his back. He and a passenger were arrested. The 11-year veteran recently signed with the Arizona Cardinals. He also has played for Pittsburgh and Miami.
Cardinals add LB Porter
(3/22/2010) Four-time Pro Bowl linebacker Joey Porter agreed to a three-year contract with the Arizona Cardinals on Friday. Porter, entering his 12th season, spent the past three with the Miami Dolphins, who released him in March. He played the first eight years of his career with the Pittsburgh Steelers. Porter said the familiarity with the coaches was a big reason he was considering Arizona. He also wanted to be relatively near his hometown of Bakersfield, Calif. "I was looking to play for a West Coast team and I know everything Whiz is about," Porter said at the time. "He had me over there in Pittsburgh for eight years so I don't have to be blindsided by some new coaches and trying to wonder how I fit. I know exactly how I fit. I know how he would try and use me if I was here and I am just trying to be a piece to the puzzle that's already there."
Porter still with Dolphins
(2/12/2010) In a press release Friday, the Miami Dolphins have said that LB Joey Porter remains on the team roster. The statement read as follows: The release of Joey Porter was determined to be an invalid termination. Therefore at this time, Porter reverts back to the Miami Dolphins roster. Porter was originally released earlier Friday, but because of new NFL rules, the Dolphins can't make a roster move until the league's new year start March 5.
(12/11/2009) Dolphins linebacker Joey Porter has returned to practice after missing two days of drills with a sore right knee. He was listed as probable for Sunday's game at Jacksonville, as was linebacker Jason Taylor, who practiced after dealing with a shoulder injury.
Porter still dealing with injury
(12/10/2009) Dolphins LB Joey Porter remained sidelined Thursday with the right knee injury that has hampered him much of the season. He is questionable for Sunday's game at Jacksonville.
(12/9/2009) Linebackers Jason Taylor and Joey Porter sat out practice with injuries Wednesday as the Miami Dolphins began preparations for their game at Jacksonville on Sunday. Taylor hurt his right shoulder during Sunday's win over New England but returned to the game. Porter has been slowed by a right knee and hamstring injury most of the season and has frequently missed practice. Coach Tony Sparano said their absence from practice was precautionary. "We're watching them," Sparano said. "We'll see how they do."
Porter will play in Week 13
(12/6/2009) Dolphins LB Joey Porter (knee) will play in Week 13 vs. New England.
Porter pops up on injury report
(12/4/2009) Dolphins LB Joey Porter (knee) did not practice on Friday and is listed as questionable for Week 13 vs. New England.
Porter gets 2 1/2 sacks in loss
(11/29/2009) Dolphins LB Joey Porter made 2 1/2 sacks in a Week 12 loss to the Bills.
Porter has best game of 2009 Thursday
(11/20/2009) Miami LB Joey Porter had clearly his best game of the season on Thursday in a win over the Panthers one week after getting benched. Porter made eight tackles in the game and was responsible for two sacks.
Porter mum on benching
(11/16/2009) Back from a benching, Joey Porter lacked his usual bluster. The Miami Dolphins' loquacious linebacker practiced Monday but had little to say about sitting out Sunday's win over Tampa Bay. He was listed as inactive because of a "coach's decision," and the Dolphins haven't elaborated on the reason for the demotion. "It was a coach's decision," Porter said. "There's nothing else to talk about." Porter has endured a frustrating season, and it's unclear whether his role will be reduced in Thursday's game at Carolina. Slowed much of this year by a sore right knee and hamstring, he has only 2 1/2 sacks after leading the AFC with 17 1/2 last year. "It's never about me," he said. "It was proven last week it's not about me. As long as we're winning, everything will take care of itself. I learned that a long time ago. It's not about what I'm doing."
(11/14/2009) Miami linebacker Joey Porter has been ruled out of the Dolphins' game against Tampa Bay because of a coach's decision. The Dolphins didn't give any information on Saturday about the reason for the move by coach Tony Sparano ahead of Sunday's home game. Porter has been slowed by a sore right hamstring for much of the season, but he participated in the full practice Friday. He made no tackles in last week's loss at New England and has only 2 1/2 sacks this season, compared with an AFC-high 17 1/2 last year.
Porter probable for Week 10
(11/13/2009) Linebacker Joey Porter (knee) participated in the full practice Friday and was listed as probable for Week 10 vs. Tampa Bay.
Mixed news for Dolphins D
(11/11/2009) Linebacker Joey Porter and defensive end Phillip Merling worked out on stationary bikes as the team practiced Wednesday ahead of Sunday's home game against the Buccaneers. Porter has been nursing a sore right hamstring for much of the season. The Dolphins haven't disclosed Merling's injury. On the bright side, linebacker Channing Crowder (left shoulder) and nose tackle Jason Ferguson (elbow) were back at practice after missing last week's loss at New England.
Porter does nothing against Patriots
(11/8/2009) Dolphins LB Joey Porter, who talked a little too much in the week leading up to Sunday's game at New England about Tom Brady getting favorable calls, didn't get anywhere near the Patriots QB in Week 9 as he finished with zeroes across the board. He was replaced at one point by rookie Cameron Wake.
Porter active on Monday night
(10/12/2009) Miami LB Joey Porter (hamstring) was not included among the team's inactives and will play Monday night against the Jets. Porter missed Week 4 with the injury but was able to get back to practice this week.
Porter still questionable for Monday
(10/10/2009) Miami LB Joey Porter (hamstring) remains questionable for Monday night's game against the Jets. He practiced in a limited capacity on Saturday as he's done most of the week.
Porter practicing once again
(10/8/2009) Dolphins LBs Joey Porter (hamstring) was able to once again practice on Friday as the team prepares for its Week 5 game against the Jets. He is expected to be active although he is currently listed as questionable on the injury report.
Porter held out of practice
(10/7/2009) Linebacker Joey Porter is among three Miami Dolphins defensive players sidelined with injuries as the team begins preparations for Monday night's game against the New York Jets. Porter, linebacker Akin Ayodele and end Phillip Merling sat out practice Wednesday.
(10/2/2009) Dolphins LB Joey Porter is listed as questionable for Sunday's Week 4 game against the Bills because of a sore hamstring, but says he'll play hurt if he can. Porter sat out practice for the third day in a row Friday. He's the only player on the Dolphins' injury report, and whether he plays will be a game-time decision, coach Tony Sparano said.
LB Porter might not face Bills
(10/2/2009) Dolphins linebacker Joey Porter is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Bills because of a sore hamstring, but says he'll play hurt if he can. Porter sat out practice for the third day in a row Friday and is the only player on the Dolphins' injury report. Whether he plays will be a game-time decision, coach Tony Sparano said. The Pro Bowl linebacker has missed six games in his 11-year career and was unable to finish last Sunday's game at San Diego when his right hamstring tightened. "In this situation, I'm just waiting," Porter said. "I look at myself as a competitive guy and warrior. If there's any way I can be on the field, I'm going to be on the field. If I can play 80 percent, or whatever the situation may be, hurt or whatever, I'll play. That's just how I go. I don't miss games that I can play in."
Porter misses practice
(10/1/2009) Miami Dolphins LB Joey Porter sat out practice for the second day in a row Thursday because of a sore hamstring, and he could miss a game for only the seventh time in his 11-year career. Porter did light exercises on the side while the team practiced. Coach Tony Sparano said Porter's hamstring is improving, but it's uncertain whether he'll play Sunday against Buffalo. "He's going to want to play," Sparano said. "I always give him the benefit of the doubt." Porter was also bothered by the injury last week and unable to finish Sunday's game at San Diego, although he played well and had a sack. "We got a bunch of good plays out of Joey," Sparano said. "Joey is that way. He's never going to want to miss a game." Porter last missed a game in 2006. He would likely be replaced by Charlie Anderson, who has six career starts.
Porter makes impact, leaves hurt
(9/27/2009) Dolphins LB Joey Porter recorded a sack and a forced fumble in a Week 3 loss to the Chargers before leaving in the fourth quarter with a hamstring injury.
Porter questionable for Week 3
(9/25/2009) Miami Dolphins linebacker Joey Porter and guard Justin Smiley remained limited in practice Friday because of injuries, but coach Tony Sparano said he's hopeful they'll play Sunday at San Diego. Both players were listed as questionable for the game. Porter is nursing a sore right hamstring, and Smiley has a shoulder injury. "Joey didn't do too much today," Sparano said. "I kept his reps down a little bit. Justin was limited as well, but he did a little bit more."
Porter has hamstring injury
(9/24/2009) Miami Dolphins LB Joey Porter is nursing a hamstring injury. Porter was limited in practice Thursday with an injury coach Tony Sparano described as "a little hamstring tweak." Porter has missed only six games in his 11-year NFL career, and none since 2006.
Porter gets season's first sack
(9/21/2009) Miami LB Joey Porter picked up the lone sack the Dolphins earned during Monday night's loss to the Colts. Porter got to Peyton Manning for his first of the season. He finished with just the 1 tackle.
Crowder, Porter don't do much in opener
(9/13/2009) Dolphins LBs Joey Porter (three tackles) and Channing Crowder (four tackles) didn't do much Fantasy-wise in a Week 1 loss to the Falcons.
Porter held without a tackle in win
(12/21/2008) Dolphins LB Joey Porter didn't make a sack in a Week 16 win at Kansas City. In fact, he was held without a single tackle.
(12/14/2008) Dolphins LB Joey Porter sacked Shaun Hill in a Week 15 win over San Francisco to move to 17 1/2 sacks on the season. He finished with three tackles on the season.
Porter reclaims NFL sack lead
(12/7/2008) Dolphins LB Joey Porter made two sacks in a Week 14 win over the Bills in Toronto to reclaim the NFL sack lead with 16 1/2.
Porter's sack streak ends at nine
(11/30/2008) Dolphins LB Joey Porter's nine-game sack streak ended in Week 13 when he failed to get to QB Marc Bulger in a victory over St. Louis. He finished with only one tackle in the win.
Porter fined by NFL
(11/28/2008) Dolphins LB Joey Porter has been fined $7,500 for unsportsmanlike conduct during Miami's 48-28 loss to New England on Sunday. NFL spokesman Corry Rush said Friday that Porter was fined for verbally abusing the opponent after the play was over. It has been a rough week for Porter, who on Wednesday apologized for not leaving the field as coach Tony Sparano ordered Sunday. The Dolphins unraveled in the fourth quarter against the Patriots. Linebacker Channing Crowder was ejected for a scuffle with a New England player and Porter racked up two penalties.
Porter extends sack streak to nine
(11/23/2008) Dolphins LB Joey Porter extended his sack streak to nine games in a Week 12 loss to the Patriots. Porter's sack was his only tackle of the day.
Sack streak reaches eight for Porter
(11/16/2008) Dolphins LB Joey Porter extended his sack streak to eight games in Week 11 when he picked up 1 1/2 in a Week 11 win over the Raiders. Porter now has an NFL-best 13 1/2 on the year.
Porter extends sack streak to seven
(11/9/2008) Dolphins LB Joey Porter extended his sack streak to seven games when he claimed half a sack in a Week 10 over Seattle. He now has an NFL-leading 12 on the year.
Porter records another sack
(11/2/2008) Miami LB Joey Porter picked up another sack on Sunday of Week 9 against the Broncos and QB Jay Cutler. Porter totaled three tackles in the game.
LB Porter on pace to break record
(10/29/2008) Dolphins LB Joey Porter wants it all. The Defensive Player of the Year award. The return trip to the Pro Bowl. The silence of his critics -- or, as he calls them, "Pen Pushers" -- and yes, he wants that single-season sacks record, too. "I got nine more games to go out and do something that hasn't been done before," Porter said Wednesday. A year ago, the outspoken linebacker was considered one of the worst free-agent signings in NFL history. Now, he's leading the league with 10 1/2 sacks, on pace to topple Michael Strahan's single-season record and an early contender for just about every defensive award.
Porter getting back to his former self
(10/26/2008) Dolphins LB Joey Porter was a monster in a Week 8 win over the Bills, recording four tackles, two sacks, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery. One of his sacks and the force fumble came on a Trent Edwards safety.
Porter continues nice season
(10/19/2008) Dolphins LB Joey Porter made two sacks in a Week 7 loss to the Ravens, upping his season total to 8 1/2. He now leads the NFL in that category.
Porter has one sack
(10/12/2008) Dolphins LB Joey Porter had three tackles and a sack Sunday at Houston.
(10/2/2008) Miami LB Joey Porter was originally credited with three sacks in Week 3's win over the Patriots. Porter is playing so well this season, he even added a sack this week. The Elias Sports Bureau determined that he deserved an additional one for forcing Matt Cassel to fumble. "I got a free sack," Porter said. His revised one-game total is the highest by a Miami player since 1991, and he has five for the season.
Porter backs up talk with three sacks
(9/21/2008) Dolphins LB Joey Porter, who had some words for Matt Cassel and the Patriots before their Week 3 meeting, backed up his words when he produced six tackles, three sacks and a forced fumble in Miami's 38-13 win.
(8/28/2008) Dolphins LB Joey Porter did not play in Thursday's preseason finale at New Orleans. Porter, who should be ready for the Sept. 7 season opener, has no damage to disks in his back.
No Porter for Dolphins on Thursday
(8/27/2008) The Miami Herald reports that Dolphins LB Joey Porter will not play in Thursday's preseason finale at New Orleans. Porter, who should be ready for the Sept. 7 season opener, has no damage to disks in his back.
Porter dealing with back pain
(8/26/2008) Miami LB Joey Porter has been frustrated because of lingering back pain, reports the team's official website. Porter, 31, has had a nagging back injury for the last 10 days that has extremely limited him in practice and in the Dolphins' three preseason games. The 10th-year veteran has been relegated to the exercise bike and treatments as well as visits to the doctor while his teammates continue to get ready for Sept. 7 at Dolphin Stadium. It is unlikely he will see much if any playing time in Thursday night's preseason finale at New Orleans. "If its not one thing it's another. It's been [the back] then something else. For the most part I've gotten through this thing pretty good. I'm not a fool, this is year 10 so you're going to have pains here and there and that must comes with playing football as long as I've been playing," said Porter.
Porter gets to QB Saturday
(8/23/2008) Miami LB Joey Porter recorded one tackle and one sack on Saturday against the Chiefs after missing the team's previous preseason game with back and knee issues.
Porter out again
(8/20/2008) The Miami Herald reports Dolphins LB Joey Porter missed practice Tuesday because of nagging injuries to his back and knee. Asked whether he would be able to return this preseason, Porter said it wasn't his decision and he would leave that up to the medical staff.
LB Porter back at practice
(7/30/2008) Miami LB Joey Porter had rookie left tackle Jake Long on his heels on his first day at practice this summer, pushing through the offensive line for two sacks after being sidelined with a sprained left ankle that kept him from taking a mandatory conditioning test last week. Porter was cleared to play Monday night and is showing no lingering effects from the injury. "I told you it was just something minor," Porter said. "But it was no use me just rushing out there on the first day when my ankle is still tender."
Miami LB Porter placed on PUP list
(7/26/2008) Miami linebacker Joey Porter (ankle) and cornerback Michael Lehan (ankle) sat out Saturday and were placed on the physically unable to perform list, but both are expected to join workouts soon.
Porter struggles in Miami
(1/11/2008) Dolphins LB Joey Porter, who signed as a free agent in the offseason, had a difficult first season in Miami in 2007. He finished the year with 65 total tackles (56 solo) and 5.5 sacks. He also had two interceptions and one forced fumble.
Porter deals with a shoulder injury
(12/28/2007) LB Joey Porter (shoulder) practiced in full Friday, and the Dolphins consider him probable for Week 17 against the Bengals.
(12/23/2007) Dolphins LB Joey Porter had five tackles, two sacks and a forced fumble in Miami's 28-7 loss to the Patriots in Week 16.
LB Porter not yet cleared Week 16
(12/21/2007) Dolphins LB Joey Porter (shoulder) is listed as questionable for Week 16 at New England. He went through limited practice reps Thursday and Friday after sitting out Wednesday. Porter, who has suited up for all 14 games, has two sacks in his last three games. He came away with a sack Week 15 against the Ravens.
Shoulder injury bothers Porter
(12/19/2007) Dolphins LB Joey Porter (shoulder) did not practice Wednesday, but returned to limited reps Thursday as the team prepares for Week 16 at New England. Porter, who has suited up for all 14 games, has two sacks in his last three games. He came away with a sack Week 15 against the Ravens.
Joey Porter gets sack in win
(12/16/2007) Dolphins LB Joey Porter sacked Kyle Boller in Miami's 22-16 overtime victory against the Ravens in Week 15 and now has two sacks and two interceptions in his last four games. He finished the day with only two tackles.
Porter added to injury report
(12/14/2007) Dolphins LB Joey Porter (shoulder) is listed as probable for Week 15 vs. Baltimore. He went through full practices all week. Porter, who has been active for all 13 games to date, has two interceptions in his last three games.
Porter iffy heading into weekend
(12/7/2007) Dolphins LB Joey Porter (shoulder) is listed as questionable for Week 14 at Buffalo. He went through limited practice reps Friday after sitting out the previous two days. Porter, who has been active for the first 12 games, has 52 tackles, 2 1/2 sacks and two interceptions this season.
Porter rests bum shoulder
(12/5/2007) Dolphins LB Joey Porter (shoulder) did not practice Wednesday or Thursday as the team prepares for Week 14 at Buffalo. Porter, who has been active for the first 12 games, has 52 tackles, 2 1/2 sacks and two interceptions this season.
Joey Porter gets another INT, sack
(12/2/2007) Dolphins LB Joey Porter, who was basically invisible the first half of this season, grabbed his second interception in as many games Sunday when he picked off Kellen Clemens in a 40-13 loss to the Jets in Week 13. He also made his second sack of the season.
Porter's first INT comes at PIT
(11/27/2007) LB Joey Porter got his first interception with the Dolphins in his return to his old stomping grounds Week 12 at Pittsburgh. It came off Ben Roethlisberger in the first quarter. He also had eight tackles.
Dolphins defenders chip in
(11/18/2007) Dolphins LB Joey Porter (seven tackles), S Cameron Worrell (seven tackles) and DB Michael Lehan (five tackles) all made nice contributions in Miami's 17-7 loss to the Eagles in Week 11.
J. Porter gets second sack of season
(11/11/2007) Dolphins LB Joey Porter sacked J.P. Losman in Miami's 13-10 loss to the Bills in Week 10 for his second sack of the season. Porter finished with a season-high six tackles on the day.
Joey Porter gets first sack of '07
(10/21/2007) Dolphins LB Joey Porter picked up his first sack of the 2007 season when he dragged down Tom Brady in the second quarter of Miami's 49-28 loss to the Patriots in Week 7. Porter finished with four tackles.
Porter managed just 28 yards
(10/15/2007) Joey Porter had just three receptions for 28 yards in Week 6 at San Diego in a loss.
Dolphins defenders help out
(10/14/2007) DB Cameron Worrell (seven tackles), DB Michael Lehan (five tackles), DB Renaldo Hill (five tackles, forced fumbles) and LB Joey Porter (four tackles) led the way for Miami defensively in a 41-31 loss to the Browns in Week 6.
Porter renews rivalry with Winslow
(10/10/2007) Joey Porter has two victories, a fine and plenty of headlines to show for his feud with Kellen Winslow, which resumes this week. "It has kind of been one-sided," Porter said Wednesday. "I've never lost to him. It's like me picking on my little brother." While playing for Pittsburgh, Porter drew a $10,000 fine from the NFL when he made a derogatory slur questioning the Cleveland tight end's sexual orientation following a game last season. Porter is now with the Miami Dolphins, who play Sunday at Cleveland.
Joey Porter does little
(9/30/2007) Dolphins LB Joey Porter did little to backup his guarantee of winning against Oakland. Porter had four tackles and no sacks against the Raiders.
Joey Porter to play more at OLB
(9/28/2007) According to the Miami Herald, Jerry Porter has indicated he will play more as an OLB and less as a DE in Week 4 vs. Oakland. "We are going to do some things differently," teammate Vonnie Holliday said. The approach of Dolphins opponents, Holliday said, has been to force Miami to play in nickel situations, meaning, "take a big linebacker out and putting in a defensive back. A lot of times, Joey is going to defensive end, and (we're) taking Matt Roth or Keith Traylor out, so you're missing a big body."
LB Porter has two tackles
(9/16/2007) Dolphins LB Joey Porter had two tackles Sunday against the Cowboys.
Porter blames self for OT absence
(9/11/2007) According to the South Florida Sun-Sentinel, Miami LB Joey Porter blames himself for being on the sideline for most of the overtime period in the Dolphins' Week 1 loss to Washington. "I can't really blame anybody but myself," said Porter. "If I knew the playbook like I was supposed to and had more reps -- missing all the preseason games -- there was a lot of stuff I didn't get to do out there. You never know when the big plays are going to be made and you have to take all the snaps for them to happen."
Porter plays, makes three tackles
(9/9/2007) Miami LB Joey Porter made three solo tackles in his Dolphins debut Week 1 at Washington, two of them for loss.
Porter starting vs. Redskins
(9/6/2007)The Sports Xchange reports Dolphins LB Joey Porter is starting Week 1 against the Redskins, but his knee still isn't 100 percent. He didn't play a down in the exhibition season so expect LB Donnie Spragan to fill in during obvious run situations and for rookie LB Abraham Wright to occasionally spell Porter during pass-rushing situations. The Dolphins list Porter as probable.
LB Porter partakes in practice
(9/5/2007) Dolphins linebacker Joey Porter, whose surgically repaired right knee continues to feel better, had full participation in practice Wednesday. The Dolphins visit the Redskins in Week 1.
Porter likely to play in Week 1
(9/3/2007) Miami Dolphins linebacker Joey Porter says his surgically repaired right knee feels better every day, and he's expected to play in the season opener Sunday at Washington.
LB Porter doesn't play Thursday
(8/30/2007) Dolphins LB Joey Porter (knee) and DL Paul Soliai (knee) did not play during Thursday's preseason game against the Saints.
Porter back at practice
(8/27/2007) Miami Dolphins LB Joey Porter returned to practice Monday, less than three weeks after undergoing arthroscopic knee surgery, and he was optimistic he'll play in the season-opener Sept. 9 at Washington. "I didn't do too much. I just ran around a little bit and tested it out," said Porter, who was limited in drills. "I'm ahead of schedule. I've set myself up to be in a good situation come the season opener." Porter ran last week and said he has had little swelling in his right knee. Coach Cam Cameron described Porter's status as day to day. "You've got to see how the guy feels tomorrow," Cameron said. "But I would think we can all figure out it's pretty encouraging that he was out there practicing." Porter's knee began bothering him during the offseason. When training camp started, he practiced less than two weeks before undergoing surgery Aug. 7.
(8/26/2007) Dolphins LB Joey Porter (knee) remained out of action during Saturday's preseason game against the Bucs.
Porter out at least two weeks
(8/9/2007) According to the Miami Herald, Joey Porter's agent said Wednesday that Porter should be out two to three weeks after arthroscopic surgery. Porter went to surgeon Dr. James Andrews in Birmingham, Ala., for a second opinion because the MRI on the examination of Porter's knee by the Dolphins team doctors was inconclusive.
Porter has knee surgery
(8/7/2007) New Miami Dolphins LB Joey Porter underwent arthroscopic knee surgery for the third time in two years on Tuesday. The surgery was performed by Dr. James Andrews in Birmingham, Ala., after Porter went there for a second opinion. The Dolphins had not yet received a report on what repairs were made. Porter is expected to be sidelined at least two weeks, and he might miss all four exhibition games. The first is Saturday against Jacksonville. Porter has been out of action since Friday because of the injury, which began bothering him during the offseason. He received a guaranteed $20 million in March to sign with Miami after spending his first eight NFL seasons with the Pittsburgh Steelers.
LB Porter might need arthroscopy
(8/6/2007) New Miami Dolphins linebacker Joey Porter sought a second opinion Monday before deciding whether to undergo arthroscopic knee surgery that could sideline him for at least two weeks. Porter has been out of action since Friday because of the injury, which began bothering him during the offseason. He was examined over the weekend and sought a second opinion from Birmingham, Ala.-based specialist Dr. James Andrews.
Porter gets second opinion
(8/6/2007) According to the Miami Herald, Dolphins LB Joey Porter missed Monday's morning practice to see prominent knee surgeon Dr. James Andrews for a second opinion on his right knee, which began bothering him again late last week. Arthroscopic surgery is possible. Porter missed practices Friday night and Saturday morning with the knee problem, which had flared slightly during an earlier minicamp this spring. None of the five games Porter has missed in his eight-season NFL career because of injury have been credited to an injury to either knee. Dolphins coach Cam Cameron claimed he didn't know what the Dolphins major 2007 offseason free agent acquisition received for an initial first diagnosis/recommendation.
Porter has knee injury
(8/6/2007) Dolphins LB Joey Porter missed his second consecutive practice Saturday with a right knee problem. While the team was in full pads both Friday night and Saturday afternoon, Porter wore a jersey and shorts. The same knee problem held Porter out of an April minicamp workout. Dolphins coach Cam Cameron said the team would know more Monday.
Porter fined, not suspended
(7/20/2007) Dolphins LB Joey Porter will be fined three game checks after the incident in a Las Vegas casino in which he assaulted Bengals tackle Levi Jones. Porter plead no contest to a battery charge. Porter will not be suspended and that his fine will likely be more than $141,000. Porter signed with the Dolphins in the offseason after playing 8 seasons with the Steelers.
Porter skips practice Sunday
(6/11/2007) Dolphins LB Joey Porter did not participate in Sunday's minicamp because of back spasms. Porter began the practice icing his right knee -- the same knee he wore a brace on Friday and Saturday. Coach Cam Cameron said Porter looked "outstanding" this weekend and let him rest as a precautionary measure.
Porter fined for Vegas incident
(5/31/2007) Dolphins linebacker Joey Porter pleaded no contest Wednesday and paid a $1,000 fine for punching Bengals offensive lineman Levi Jones after a disagreement at a casino blackjack table. Porter did not appear in Las Vegas Justice Court while his lawyer, Karen Winckler, entered the plea to a misdemeanor battery charge and paid the fine, said a court aide to Justice of the Peace Pro Tem James Gubler. Gubler accepted the plea.
Porter's hearing pushed back
(5/15/2007) According to the Palm Beach Post, a hearing for Dolphins LB Joey Porter on misdemeanor battery charges has been continued until May 30. If convicted, Porter faces a maximum sentence of six months in jail and/or a $1,000 fine for allegedly punching Cincinnati Bengals left tackle Levi Jones in the face March 18 at a Las Vegas casino.
Dolphins sign LB Joey Porter
(3/6/2007) NFL Network reports Tuesday that the Dolphins have signed LB Joey Porter to a contract. Porter was released by the Steelers earlier in the offseason. In 2006, he racked up 40 solo tackles, seven sacks and three passes defensed but was cut to make salary cap room.
Steelers cut LB Joey Porter
(3/1/2007) The Steelers announced Thursday that they have cut veteran LB Joey Porter. Porter had been with the Steelers for eight seasons, racking up 40 solo tackles, seven sacks and three passes defensed in 2006. In his career with the Steelers, he had 334 solo tackles, 60 sacks, 10 interceptions, 18 forced fumbles and 33 passes defensed. The move is believed to be one where the Steelers make room under their salary cap.
Porter's status up in the air
(2/26/2007) Steelers LB Joey Porter is due a $1 million roster bonus March 6 and a $4 million salary next season, his last under contract. Porter had a subpar season for him in 2006 with 55 total tackles (39 solo), 6.5 sacks, two interceptions and one defensive touchdown after making the Pro Bowl in three of the previous four seasons. He has been their starting right outside linebacker since 2000 and moved into third place on their career list with 60 sacks.
Steelers DST does nothing
(12/31/2006) The Steelers DST had no sacks or turnovers against the Bengals. LB James Farrior had five tackles. DB Troy Polamalu had two tackles. DB Ike Taylor had six tackles. LB Larry Foote had three tackles. LB Joey Porter had one tackle.
Steelers DST gets two INTs
(12/24/2006) The Steelers DST had two interceptions and a fumble recovery against the Ravens. DB Troy Polamalu had eight tackles. LB James Farrior had eight tackles. LB Joey Porter had seven tackles. DB Bryant McFadden had five tackles, a fumble recovery and an interception. DB Deshea Townsend had two tackles and an interception. DB Ike Taylor had three tackles. LB Clark Haggans had four tackles.
LB Joey Porter in the lineup
(12/3/2006) Port (elbow), who was probable due to a minor elbow injury, is active for Week 13 against the Buccaneers.
Steelers list Week 13 injuries
(11/29/2006) Steelers WR Willie Reid (foot) is questionable, while LB James Harrison (ankle), WR Sean Morey (toe), LB Joey Porter (elbow), DB Ike Taylor (concussion) and LB Clark Haggans (hip) are listed as probable for Week 13 vs. Tampa Bay.
Steelers defenders play well
(11/26/2006) Notable Steelers defenders from Week 12 include: CB Bryant McFadden (nine solo tackles), LB Larry Foote (eight solo tackles), SS Troy Polamalu (10 total tackles), FS Ryan Clark (nine total tackles) and LB Joey Porter (eight total tackles).
Steelers defenders get stats
(11/12/2006) Notable Steelers defenders from Week 10 include: LB James Farrior (10 tackles, forced fumble), LB Larry Foote (11 total tackles, one forced fumble), DE Brett Keisel (eight total tackles, sack) and Joey Porter (five total tackles).
Porter fined for remarks
(11/7/2006) Steelers linebacker Joey Porter was fined $15,000 for remarks made to a member of referee Tony Corrente's officiating crew during a 20-13 loss at Oakland on Oct. 29. Porter was fined for unsportmanslike conduct on the play, two plays after linebacker Larry Foote drew the same penalty. The two penalties led to a field goal by Oakland during the Raiders' upset victory, one of six Steelers losses in seven games. Porter, a three-time Pro Bowl linebacker and one of the NFL's most vocal players, returned for that game after missing two games with a hamstring injury.
Steelers give up 31 points
(11/5/2006) The Steelers DST gave up 31 points against Denver. DL Aaron Smith had six tackles and a sack. LB James Farrior had 12 tackles. DB Troy Polamalu had two tackles. LB Joey Porter had three tackles. DB Ike Taylor had five tackles. LB Clark Haggans had eight tackles.
Porter sacks competition
(11/2/2006) Steelers LB Joey Porter needs three sacks to hit 60 for his career and climb into fourth place on the Steelers' career sack leader. Porter had two sacks Sunday against Oakland and four this season.
Steelers D gets six sacks
(10/29/2006) The Steelers defense was absolutely dominate in Week 8 against the Raiders, yet, the Steelers still lost 20-13. The Steelers held the Raiders offense to 98 total yards. They had six sacks (LB Clark Haggans 2, LB Joey Porter 2, LB James Farrior 1 and DL Travis Kirschke 1) and one interception (Porter). LB Larry Foote and Haggans both led the team with seven tackles. Farrior had four and Porter had two.
Steelers upgrade LB Porter
(10/26/2006) Steelers LB Joey Porter (hamstring) has been upgraded from questionable to probable for Week 8 at Oakland.
PIT lists Week 8 injuries
(10/25/2006) Steelers LB James Harrison (ankle), DB Mike Logan (hamstring) and WR Willie Reid (foot) are out, LB Clark Haggans (ankle), DL Casey Hampton (hamstring), LB Joey Porter (hamstring) and WR Cedrick Wilson (groin) are questionable, while DB Tyrone Carter (shoulder) and RB Dan Kreider (ankle) are probable for Week 8 at Oakland.
(10/22/2006) Notable inactives for Week 7's Falcons-Steelers game include: QB D.J. Shockley (emergency QB), S Cam Newton, TE Daniel Fells, DE John Abraham, DT Rod Coleman and LB John Leake. For Pittsburgh, QB Brian St. Pierre (emergency QB), WR/KR Willie Reid, RB Duce Staley, LB Joey Porter, LB James Harrison, DE Rodney Bailey are inactive.
Porter unlikely to play at ATL
(10/21/2006) According to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Steelers LB Joey Porter hasn't practiced all week and will not play Sunday at Atlanta.
Joey Porter doubtful
(10/18/2006) Steelers coach Bill Cowher announced that LB Joey Porter (hamstring) is doubtful for Week 7's game at Atlanta.
KC-PIT inactives announced
(10/15/2006) Notable Week 6 inactives for the Chiefs include: CB Benny Sapp, RB Michael Bennett, LB Rich Scanlon, WR/KR Dante Hall and QB Trent Green. For the Steelers, inactives include WR Willie Reid, RB Duce Staley, CB Jovon Johnson, LB Joey Porter and LB James Harrison.
Porter ruled out vs. KC
(10/12/2006) The Steelers have downgraded LB Joey Porter (hamstring) from questionable to out for Week 6 vs. Kansas City. He injured his hamstring on Wednesday during practice.
Key PIT players are injured
(10/11/2006) Two key Pittsburgh defensive starters, linebacker Joey Porter and cornerback Deshea Townsend, left practice Wednesday with injured hamstrings. Coach Bill Cowher listed each as questionable for Sunday. "It could be a game-day decision for both players," Cowher said. "We'll work on contingency plans if they can't go." Also, Steelers DL Brett Keisel (ribs) is listed as questionable for Week 6 vs. Kansas City.
Porter quiet on field
(9/25/2006) Steelers LB Joey Porter did more talking before the game than on the field than making plays. Porter had just a half-tackle and no turnovers against the Bengals.
LB Porter has monster game
(9/8/2006) LB Joey Porter has two solo tackles, he assisted on one other, had two sacks and also had a 42-yard interception return for a touchdown in Thursday's regular season opener against the Dolphins. "We knew we had put them in a situation where they had to pass the ball. I had my chance to make the play and I made it," Porter said.
LB Porter is able to play
(8/20/2006) LB Joey Porter (knee) was able to play in Saturday's preseason game against the Vikings. He had four solo tackles and he assisted on another.
Joey Porter an unhappy camper
(8/18/2006) According to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Steelers linebacker Joey Porter told the NFL Network last night that he almost did not show up at camp this summer, and the main reason he did was because of his close relationship with coach Bill Cowher. "He's one of the main reasons why I'm back here at camp," Porter said. "Contract-wise I wasn't too happy with the situation that we [had] going into the season. But I talked to coach Cowher, and after me and him had our words ... he said he's going to be here, so he had a big impact on me being here in camp this year."
Porter shines at practice
(8/16/2006) Steelers.com reports that LB Joey Porter made a dazzling play on a deep pass to RB Willie Parker, picking off a Charlie Batch pass deep down the sideline as he kept pace with the Steelers starting rusher. "He's doing more and more each day," said head coach Bill Cowher. "That's the biggest thing if you're going to get back and get confidence back in that leg."
LB Porter off PUP, out Saturday
(8/13/2006) Joey Porter (knee) has been removed from the PUP list, but he did not play in Saturday's preseason game at Arizona.
Porter not falling behind
(8/8/2006) Jerry Porter is not worried about falling behind due to his knee rehabilitation during training camp. "It's the same defense I've been running for eight years - I know what I'm doing and where I'm supposed to be at," Porter said. "It's going out there and competing at a level I like to compete at. We have a long season and it's barely starting the second week of training camp. I don't want to do anything silly that's going to set me back for the season."
LB Porter close to working
(8/8/2006) The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports that Steelers LB Joey Porter (knee) is days away from practicing with the team, according to head coach Bill Cowher. "Instead of forcing me back for a preseason game, I'm going to take my time and wait for coach to give me the green light," Porter said. "I feel better each day."
LB Porter headed for PUP list
(7/29/2006) Nine players skipped the Steelers' camp-opening runs because of medical concerns, the most of any recent Steelers camp. Among those not running were quarterback Charlie Batch, center Jeff Hartings, running back Duce Staley, nose tackle Casey Hampton, linebacker Joey Porter, right tackle Max Starks, defensive end Shaun Nua and tight end Walter Young.
Porter won't discuss contract
(5/25/2006) The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports Joey Porter (knee) has refused to discuss his current contract situation with the Steelers. "I'm not going to get in a war of words," Porter said. "None of it is right."
LB Porter to have knee surgery
(5/24/2006) Steelers linebacker Joey Porter is expected to have arthroscopic knee surgery as early as Wednesday, less than a year after having loose cartilage removed from his left knee. The Steelers did not say which knee requires surgery. Porter took part in the Steelers' minicamp May 13-15, but has missed the voluntary coaching sessions held since then. The three-time Pro Bowl linebacker worked out on his own at the team's practice complex on Tuesday.
Eleven sacks for Joey Porter
(2/6/2006) Steelers LB Joey Porter had 11 sacks in 2005, as well as two interceptions, a fumble recovery and four forces and five pass deflections. However, Porter managed just 40 solo tackles.
Joey Porter has three sacks
(12/24/2005) Porter was a disruptive force all day, sacking the quarterback three times and making four tackles with an assist in Week 16 at Cleveland.
Porter records four tackles
(12/18/2005) Joey Porter recorded four tackles (two solo) in Sunday's 18-3 win over the Minnesota Vikings.
Porter is probable
(12/14/2005) Joey Porter (elbow) is probable for Week 15 at Minnesota.
Joey Porter probable
(12/8/2005) Joey Porter (elbow) is probable for the Steelers Week 14 game vs. Chicago.
LB Porter wants to return
(11/10/2005) The Post-Gazette reports Joey Porter (knee) wants to play in Week 10. "I'm preparing myself as if I'm going to play," said Porter. "I see myself playing. I'm going to go out there and rehab like I've been doing. I'll be OK."
LB Porter upgraded
(10/9/2005) Steelers LB Joey Porter (knee) has been upgraded to probable for the team's Week 5 game at San Diego. Porter had told the press earlier in the week that he would play.
LB Porter says he'll play
(10/6/2005) The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports that LB Joey Porter doesn't know why he's on the injury report. "I didn't know anything about this until you guys tell me," Porter told writers. "I'm preparing myself to get ready to play a Monday night game. If you want to talk about injuries, you have to talk to coach Cowher."
(10/5/2005) The Tribune-Review reports Steelers LB Joey Porter (knee) is listed as questionable for Week 5 at San Diego.
LB Porter active vs. Titans
(9/11/2005) Joey Porter (knee) recorded two tackles, two assisted tackles, one sack and forced one fumble in Sunday's 34-7 win over the Tennessee Titans.
LB Porter questionable
(9/7/2005) The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports LB Joey Porter (knee) is questionable for the Steelers first game against the Titans. Head coach Bill Cowher did say he was far along in his progress.
LB Porter ready for 2005
(8/24/2005) Joey Porter told the Tribune-Review that his knee is better and he is "on schedule" to be ready for the 2005 season.
Joey Porter suffers knee injury
(8/11/2005) Porter suffered a knee injury in practice and is expected to mis at least five weeks with the team is saying is a "hyperextension."
Joey Porter ejected
(11/14/2004) Joey Porter has been ejected from the Week 10 game against Cleveland for his part in a pregame fight with William Green.
Joey Porter ready for big season
(8/17/2004) According to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Joey Porter is looking forward to a big season from the Pittsburgh defense this season. "I'm really excited about the defense right now," Porter said. "I really think we're going to surprise people. I think our defense is going to go out there and shock the world."
Porter returns to action
(9/21/2003) Joey Porter (thigh) totaled two tackles and a sack in Week 3. He also recovered a fumble.
Joey Porter to start Sunday
(9/19/2003) The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports that Porter (thigh) will start at Cincinnati on Sunday. "He'll be ready to go," said Steelers head coach Bill Cowher. "The injury is fine." Porter has been upgraded to probable for the game.
Porter is expected to play
(9/18/2003) The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review notes Joey Porter (thigh) practiced on Wednesday, and is expected to play in Week 3, even though he is still listed as questionable. "I definitely expect to play," Porter said. "As far as me wanting to play and feeling like I can play, I definitely feel ready. There's no pain."
Joey Porter might play
(9/16/2003) The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports Porter (thigh) might play in Week 3 at Cincinnati. Porter, who has been running and lifting, wanted to play in Kansas City. He is officially listed as questionable.
Porter ruled out for Week 2
(9/11/2003) Joey Porter, who was shot in the thigh just over a week ago, has been ruled out for Sunday's game at Kansas City.
Porter listed doubtful for Week 2
(9/10/2003) Joey Porter, who was shot in the thigh just over a week ago, is listed as doubtful for Week 2 at Kansas City. "I really just tried to get you guys to understand this was not as bad as some people were saying," coach Bill Cowher said. "As the information comes, it just keeps getting better and better and - knock on wood - hopefully it'll continue to be that way."
Porter out two to eight weeks
(9/3/2003) The team's official website reports Joey Porter (buttocks) will miss two to eight weeks after suffering a gunshot wound. The bullet was removed on Monday in a Pittsburgh hospital.
Joey Porter shot on Sunday
(8/31/2003) Porter was shot in the buttocks on Sunday outside a bar in Denver early Sunday morning. He is in serious condition, but the injury is not considered life-threatening. "He was an innocent bystander. There was no confrontation or altercation that we know of at this time," a Denver police spokesman said.