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Is Clinton Portis done in Washington?

Posted on: October 6, 2010 6:12 pm
Edited on: October 6, 2010 6:16 pm
Posted by Andy Benoit

Clinton Portis is out 4-6 weeks with a groin injury. Jason Reid of The Washington Post is suggesting that he could be out forever (as a Redskin, that is).

Reid writes: C. Portis (US Presswire)

Could Portis eventually return to the lineup after rehabbing from a third-degree separation of his left groin? Sure. Anything is possible. The Redskins are hopeful he will be back in four to six weeks. There is also a chance, however, that Portis has played his last game for Washington.

The reality is that Coach Mike Shanahan must continue the roster overhaul that began during the offseason if he hopes to lead the Redskins to a Super Bowl. Washington must get younger in the backfield, and bringing back Portis next season would seem as unlikely as the renegotiated contract he received in March of 2008.

Reid points out that many in the organization questioned the rationale of paying an aging, dilapidated Portis a $7.2 million base salary in which $6.4 million was guaranteed. Part of the concern centered around the fact that the 28-year-old has never had great offseason work habits.

However, in private NFL circles, word is Portis and Dan Snyder are extremely close. The running back has long known he has unyielding power in that organization. Of course, whispers about this derive from the Jim Zorn era. It’s doubtful Portis’ power would trump Mike Shanahan’s. (Heck, Albert Haynesworth, who essentially cost three times what Portis cost this season, can’t even crack Shanahan’s starting lineup.)

Portis’ last game in Washington is all but a formality at this point. Whether it has already happened or will happen come January is almost beside the point. Even if Portis makes it back in a month or so, it’s very likely that Ryan Torain will be Washington’s featured back by then. Torain is quicker, bigger and, of course, livelier than Portis. And, though inexperienced, the young ex-Bronco is well-versed in Shanahan’s zone running scheme. He should be able to beat out the old ex-Bronco.

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Is Clinton Portis done in Washington?

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Is Clinton Portis done in Washington?

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Since: Dec 13, 2007
Posted on: October 7, 2010 4:38 pm

Is Clinton Portis done in Washington?

LMAO!  Portis has been "Done in DC" for years.  They just kept him on the team.  Tongue out

Since: Oct 7, 2010
Posted on: October 7, 2010 12:11 pm

Is Clinton Portis done in Washington?

People make me sick.  Portis has always laid it out on the line in Washington.  He is still a ferocious blocker and arguably the best blocking back in the league.  He has carried the ball and been used so much of the past several years.  That is why he is declining, but you can't just throw him to the side of the road like trash.  He may not have been as committed in practice and in the offseason as he should have been, but the organization should have pressed him more to be there.  He continues to lay it out and not worry so much about getting hurt.  Those blocks for Fred Davis and that one in the Cowboys game were typical lay it all out there Portis football.  Some of you are too quick to forget what he has done here, which is just to sacrifice himself continually on the field.

Since: Apr 13, 2007
Posted on: October 7, 2010 10:29 am

Is Clinton Portis done in Washington?

He has been a work horse...that is the  problem ,he is a has been.As a life long Skins fan I,m tired of watching Snyder,s fantasy team get its hind end kicked most weeks and am ready for some change.

Since: Jun 28, 2007
Posted on: October 7, 2010 10:02 am

Is Clinton Portis done in Washington?

What about Dillon and Lewis. They each  won a super bowl . Heck Lewis was Offensive MVP. Lewis 2000 plus season  Portis  
; is alright but when the team needs him, he is always hurt

Since: Oct 7, 2010
Posted on: October 7, 2010 9:35 am

Is Clinton Portis done in Washington?

simply put..yes.  Along with everywhere else.

Since: Sep 6, 2006
Posted on: October 7, 2010 8:37 am

Is Clinton Portis done in Washington?

he's number 25 on the all time rushing list, so that's about 175 players away from your assessment.  Work ethic is generally not a concern if production is there.

Bottom line on Portis.  He was a very good running back in Denver and had a couple real good years in DC, but he's done.  His line pretty much sucked for the most part in his run in DC.  That wasn't the Hogs he was running behind, in fact most of them are Dogs.

Since: Jun 3, 2007
Posted on: October 7, 2010 2:05 am

Is Clinton Portis done in Washington?

Portis in the top 3 or 4? Seriously.... I wouldn't even compare him to these top RB's since 1998: Terrell Davis, Marshall Faulk, LaDainian Tomlinson, Priest Holmes, Shaun Alexander, Brian Westbrook, Edgerrin james, Tiki Barber, & Curtis Martin to name a few. He is more in the class of Larry Johnson, Jamal Lewis, Thomas Jones, & Brandon Jacobs. I haven't named the current stars or RB's because their legacy has yet to be determined. So Portis is like a Tier 3 RB when it comes to his own legacy; and yes his injuries have played a major role in his stats not being what they could have been, but that's the nature of the game.....

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