Porter said he's always trying to gain as much information as he can on players from others who have seen them on a daily basis.
"We went over the 40-man roster moving forward and what this player or that player can do to put themselves in a better position," Porter said. "As I start to talk to these guys as well about their offseason plans, I just wanted to get input from all the coaches."
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