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Report: Redskins to release Portis very soon

Posted on: February 26, 2011 9:27 pm
 
Posted by Josh Katzowitz

RB Clinton Portis’ time in Washington grows shorter by the hour. And by the time you read this blog post, he could be officially off the roster.

According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the Redskins, who would have to pay Portis about $8.2 million this season, could release him as early as Sunday.

Portis Portis had a good run in Washington, gaining at least 1,250 rushing yards in four of his first five seasons with the Redskins. But he’s missed 19 games the past two years, and after playing in only five contests before suffering a groin injury this season, backup RB Ryan Torain played well in his absence.

Though he’ll turn 30 by the beginning of the 2011 season -- usually the beginning, if not the middle (or the end), of the end for elite RBs -- Portis still feels he’s retained his skills.

"I know I got good football left in me," Portis told reporters this week. "I think being fresh, having been really in the last two years not having a lot of contact, I think the two injuries -- going out with a concussion, and then the torn groin -- was really fluke injuries. I don't think that's a wear and tear, like, 'Oh his body broke down.' I think that was just fluke injuries."

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Report: Redskins to release Portis very soon

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Since: Jun 22, 2009
Posted on: February 27, 2011 3:01 pm
 

Report: Redskins to release Portis very soon

I hope Portis latches on with another team soon.  Otherwise, he will have zero credibility the next time a player rapes or kills someone (or dogs, for that matter) and Clinton decides to come to that player's defense.  He has a real penchant for that.  When "former NFL player" Clinton Portis to get behind Ray Carruth at his parole hearing in another 40 years or so, it probably won't mean much.



Since: Apr 13, 2009
Posted on: February 27, 2011 1:08 pm
 

Report: Redskins to release Portis very soon

Even if it's an injury-prone one, Indy could use another back to go with Addai and either Rhodes/Brown.



Since: Mar 3, 2008
Posted on: February 27, 2011 8:04 am
 

Report: Redskins to release Portis very soon

Being a Redskin fan my whole life, I wish him nothing but the best for him.



Since: Aug 2, 2007
Posted on: February 27, 2011 1:40 am
 

Report: Redskins to release Portis very soon

I could see Portis ending up in Miami or Cincinnati or even the Texans as a backup. He still has at least 2 good years left if he can stay healthy. But that seems hard for him to do these days. I wish him well.



Since: May 15, 2009
Posted on: February 27, 2011 1:10 am
 

Report: Redskins to release Portis very soon

I will miss Portis too.  I wish him the Best!



Since: Aug 16, 2008
Posted on: February 27, 2011 12:35 am
 

Report: Redskins to release Portis very soon

A good back that is for sure.  But The Broncos aquiring Champ in the trade was the smartest move that the Broncos made this decade.  I would rather have a hall famer in Bailey than a hurt Portis any day.



Since: Jan 2, 2007
Posted on: February 27, 2011 12:31 am
 

Report: Redskins to release Portis very soon

"I know I got good football left in me," Portis told reporters this week. "I think being fresh, having been really in the last two years not having a lot of contact, I think the two injuries -- going out with a concussion, and then the torn groin -- was really fluke injuries. I don't think that's a wear and tear, like, 'Oh his body broke down.' I think that was just fluke injuries."
For as much as I'm glad to see the Clinton Portis era come to an end in Washington, I actually feel sorry for the guy.  For the last few years he's talked up being healthy before the season starts and the extra rest he received with his season finishing earlier than expected.  He honestly believes that he's the victim of freakish injuries that just happened to end his seasons.  The truth is that once a running back hits his late 20s, this is what happens.  The RBs that last beyond 27 or 28 and can truly carry a team's rushing load successfully are rare.  We've all seen solid runners fall off the radar in just a season or two-- Terrell Davis, Shaun Alexander, Willie Parker, Larry Johnson... the list goes on.  It's a shame to see Portis saying things publicly that show he's in denial about what his body is doing because of the wear and tear of being a running back from his late teens to mid 20s.  Clinton, it is wear and tear.  This is what happens to runners.  Accept it and go out gracefully.



Since: Oct 20, 2008
Posted on: February 26, 2011 11:59 pm
 

Report: Redskins to release Portis very soon

I'll miss ya, Portis!  Loved his spirit and good humor through all the tough times.  Hopefully, he'll catch on with a better team and rejuvenate himself a la LaDainian Tomlinson with the Jets.



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