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Tracy Porter's 2014 Season 'Extremely Frustrating'

Go behind the scenes as Redskins cornerback Tracy Porter goes in front of the camera for his 2014 photo shoot.

When asked to sum up his 2014 season, Washington Redskins cornerback Tracy Porter dropped his head a little bit, took a deep breath and said just two words: "extremely frustrating."

"You're expecting to come in, not only from the team, but you're expecting yourself to come in and make an impact, but the injury happened," Porter said of the AC joint separation in his right shoulder that landed him on Injured Reserve. "I had a setback and that's something that's extremely frustrating especially for a competitive guy such as myself."

Porter struggled to remain on the field in his first season with the Redskins, appearing in just three games with five tackles and one pass defensed.

A hamstring injury held him out of the first three games of the season until he made his season debut Week 4 at FedExField against the New York Giants, recording two tackles against the NFC East rival.

But that would be his only appearance during the first half of the season, as he wasn't seen in uniform again until after the Bye Week against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

In Week 12 against the San Francisco 49ers, Porter made his first start as a Redskin in place of second-year N.C. State product David Amerson.

Lined up against the likes of Michael Crabtree and Anquan Boldin, Porter held his own in his first extended action since the 2013 season when he started all 16 regular season games for the Oakland Raiders.

But midway through the 49ers' second drive of the third quarter, Porter went down with the shoulder injury that would end his season.

Six weeks after that injury, Porter said he's feeling good and that his "strength, mobility – everything's coming back."

The shoulder injury suffered Week 12 wasn't the first time he's dealt with an issue with that part of his body, as he had offseason surgery prior to training camp that held him out at times.

With his body feeling much better now, though, Porter said he's planning on getting his training going early this year.

"Having that shoulder surgery last year really inhibited my ability to really train like I wanted to because I had to rehab the shoulder," he said. "So this offseason is just really getting back to the training and conditioning the body to make sure it's healthy and doing any and everything that I need to do to keep my body healthy and ready to play for a full season, plus the playoffs, and go out there and be the productive player that I know I can be."

"I'll be good and ready to roll for next season," he said.




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