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Steelers CB Joey Porter Jr. Leaves with Injury



Steelers CB Joey Porter Jr. Super Bowl Odds
Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Joey Porter Jr. in a game against the Baltimore Ravens on Jan. 6, 2024. -- Ed Thompson / Steelers Now

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. — Steelers cornerback Joey Porter Jr. suffered an injury against the Buffalo Bills after making a third down stop against Stefon Diggs. Josh Allen threw it back across his body and hit Diggs, but after the play, Porter suffered an injury.

Bills guard Connor McGovern hit Porter after the catch and the tackle, leading to him entering the blue medical tent. Porter went into the blue medical tent to be evaluated for a concussion. He is questionable to return and headed straight to the locker room after being evaluated for a concussion. That does not seem like a positive sign for Porter.

Joey Porter Jr. came into this game ready for the challenge against Diggs. But Pittsburgh is in contention to try and come back in this one after struggling early on and building themselves a 24-10 deficit against the two-seeded Bills. But the defense has slowed the Bills down enough and injuries to the Bills have forced other players in that would usually not play like A.J. Klein, Dorian Williams, and Tyler Matakevich.

Porter, the son of former Steelers linebacker Joey Porter Sr., is the third cornerback in franchise history to win the award and first since Chad Scott won it in 1997. The other cornerback to win the award was Denton Hall in 1987.

Porter was drafted with the 32nd overall selection in the 2023 NFL Draft. The Steelers acquired the pick to draft Porter by trading the drama-filled Chase Claypool to the Chicago Bears on Nov. 1, 2022. Porter began the year as a depth corner behind Patrick Peterson and Levi Wallace but due to his high level of play, he started the last 10 games as the team’s primary coverage cornerback.