The New Orleans Saints are showing some interest in former Super Bowl XLIV hero Tracy Porter.

Porter, an unrestricted free agent who spent last season with the Denver Broncos after playing the first four years of his career with the Saints, is being courted by the Saints and visited with the team on Monday, a source confirmed to | The Times-Picayune.

While the Saints are taking a serious look at Porter, they remain in the hunt along with the NFC champion San Francisco 49ers for former All-Pro cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha. Porter could be a backup plan if Asomugha does not sign with the Saints.

Before a source confirmed Porter's visit with the team, Saints outside linebacker Junior Galette hinted on Twitter that Porter was meeting with team personnel on Monday.

"Oh I Definitely Saw A CornerBack who was pretty crucial 4 Da Saints in '09 @ The Facility Today #SignMan I Need YOU BRO!" Galette tweeted.

The Saints appear to be adamant about upgrading their play at cornerback. They already have signed former Pittsburgh standout and New Orleans native Keenan Lewis and apparently are waiting for Asomugha to make his decision.

The Oakland Raiders reportedly also are showing interest in Porter, according to a report by ESPN. The Raiders are coached by former Saints secondary coach Dennis Allen.

Porter signed a one-year deal in free agency last year with the Broncos. After opening the season as a starter, Porter fell out of favor after struggling to deal with the affects of a seizure he suffered.