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Redskins make it final, release Portis

Posted on: February 28, 2011 2:25 pm
Washington released C. Portis after a good run (Getty). Posted by Josh Katzowitz

The only surprising aspect of the Redskins announcement today that they had released RB Clinton Portis was that the announcement hadn’t been made Sunday.

As we pointed out the other day, Portis had a great run in Washington, but he had missed 19 games the past two seasons because of injuries, and considering he will turn 30 in September and will cost Washington $8.2 million for the 2011 season, this move was expected.

Especially with the solid play of backup Ryan Torain last season.

“Clinton provided excitement from the very first time he touched the ball as a Redskin and we were lucky to witness every ounce of energy, effort and passion he has given ever since,” Redskins owner Daniel M. Snyder said in a statement. “We have been through a lot both on and off of the field and we would like to wish him and his family the very best. He will always be a Redskin and go down as one of the franchise’s all-time greats.”

Portis also released a statement through the team:  “I would like to thank the organization. Dan [Snyder] and Mike [Shanahan] were honest, straight-up people with me. I always appreciated the opportunity from Dan to play here. Being a Redskin was a special part of my life. Coming and being in that organization, I turned from a kid having fun to a man carrying responsibilities. I tried to put the world on my shoulders for Coach Gibbs and the Redskins fans.”

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: January 9, 2012 9:42 pm

Redskins make it final, release Portis

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: December 8, 2011 12:00 am
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Since: Aug 16, 2009
Posted on: March 5, 2011 7:49 pm

Redskins make it final, release Portis

I never liked Portis when he was with Denver. I thought he was the beneficiary of that offensive line - though he had great speed. But, he impressed me with his years on the Redskins, where I thought he ran with great power, and remained durable even though he punished tacklers. I hope he has the best in his post NFL years. I hope all those hits didn't take a permanent toll on him.

Since: Dec 16, 2007
Posted on: March 1, 2011 11:58 am

Redskins make it final, release Portis

Your delusional !! LT comes to mind,Emmit Smith ,Thurman Thomas,Barry Sanders ,Tony Dorsett ,Walter Peyton,Riggo ,the list goes on ,shall I continue ? Know what your talking about before shooting off at the mouth.

Since: Jan 14, 2009
Posted on: March 1, 2011 10:39 am

Portis has Tiger Blood and Adonis DNA!!!!

Portis is a special player and human being.  If you do not agree, it is only because you lack the ability to process him.  You can't process him.  He does not expect you to.  You can't process him with a normal brain.  He is all about winning.  Defeat is not an option.  He is on a quest to claim absolute victory on every front.  Portis is a man fueled by the truth.  Once he steps between the lines, it's on, he is free, and he executes to perfection.  Come Wednesday morning, they are going to name it PortisSkins not Redskins. He is a total freaking rock star from Mars.  He has always had a plan and he has executed it perfectly.  Everyone else are just amateurs or retarded zombies.  Don't believe the gibberish of fools.  Portis is the real deal.         

Since: Dec 20, 2009
Posted on: March 1, 2011 10:15 am

Redskins make it final, release Portis

Portis was worn out a long time ago. But because he is completely insane I will miss his local TV appearances. He has been a lot more fun than the Skins have

Since: Oct 26, 2010
Posted on: March 1, 2011 9:31 am

washed up

he wwas washed up long ago---but some other desperate team will pick him up for a few mil--maybe the raiders or dolphins, known for wasting money on over the hill players.

Since: Oct 18, 2010
Posted on: March 1, 2011 9:03 am

Redskins make it final, release Portis

Thanks for everything, Clinton! Good luck with your future adventures!

Since: Mar 1, 2011
Posted on: March 1, 2011 8:08 am

Redskins make it final, release Portis

One of the best....thanks Portis. Wish you coulda won the big one with the skinz.

Since: Jul 13, 2008
Posted on: March 1, 2011 7:28 am

Redskins make it final, release Portis

Hey Clinton, I hear Gainesville High School needs a football coach.  Go back to your roots!

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