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Clinton Portis headed to Injured Reserve

Posted on: November 24, 2010 11:29 am
Edited on: November 24, 2010 5:19 pm
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Posted by Andy BenoitC. Portis

Clinton PortisRedskins career may be over. According to multiple media outlets, the nine-year veteran running back was placed on Injured Reserve Wednesday. Portis re-aggravated his groin injury this past Sunday after missing the previous five games.

This news comes as a mild surprise only because some suspected Portis would play in Week 12 after an MRI earlier in the week reportedly revealed no new damage to the groin. But the fact that Washington would make this move despite Ryan Torain being less than 100 percent suggests Portis’ health is worse than outsiders figure.

Portis is an aging, injury-prone runner who has taken some 2,500 hits in his career. He’s due over $8 million in 2011. It’s possible he could remain in Washington only because he is close to Dan Snyder. But the Redskins learned this year with Willie Parker and Larry Johnson that once a runner hits a wall, there’s no salvaging his career.

UPDATE 5:20 p.m. ET: Portis' injury is actually a torn lower abdominal muscle, just above the groin he tore in Week 4. Dr. James Andrews told Portis he'd need surgery. It's very possible that the groin injury and abdominal injury are related. Portis admitted to not being 100 percent when he took the field against the Titans in Week 11. He played because, with the Redskins backfield being short-handed, he felt he owed it to the team.

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Since: Aug 16, 2006
Posted on: November 24, 2010 8:18 pm
 

Clinton Portis headed to Injured Reserve

Uh...Curtis Martin, Thomas Jones anyone?  Didn't Jones have his best year ever past the age of 30? And LT IS done...he's already started to slow down.  He doesn't even have 700 yards and we're already in week 11. 



Since: Aug 21, 2006
Posted on: November 24, 2010 3:27 pm
 

Clinton Portis headed to Injured Reserve

Portis constantly put his body on the line for the Skins,the number of blocks he made would have taken an horrendous toll on him.It's no surprise that he is now struggling to shake off minor injuries.To say he is made of glass is an ignorant slur on someone who showed up to play week after week.



Since: Aug 25, 2009
Posted on: November 24, 2010 3:22 pm
 

Clinton Portis headed to Injured Reserve

Once they hit 30, they are DONE! Except LT! lol




Curtis AMrtin still had something in the tank, but generally yes, they don';t have a great shelf life.



Since: Nov 26, 2006
Posted on: November 24, 2010 2:59 pm
 

Clinton Portis headed to Injured Reserve

There is always an exceotion to the rule and that would be LT. Once RBs hit 30, their career is over. Everyone can name LT but name me 2 other back that have had productive seasons after 30. How many backs have eclipsed 1000 yds rushing after 30? And the 1000 yard mark is not the same yardmark as it was when there were 12 games being played. Once they hit 30, they are DONE! Except LT! lol
Curtis Martin was 30+ when he led the league in rushing a few years back.  John Riggins and Franco Harris also had good years after 30.

That said, Clinton Portis was a cancer to the Redskins organization.  They will be better off without him.



Since: Aug 25, 2009
Posted on: November 24, 2010 2:51 pm
 

Clinton Portis headed to Injured Reserve

I think Portis is made of glass.




Since: Sep 27, 2006
Posted on: November 24, 2010 2:30 pm
 

Clinton Portis headed to Injured Reserve

My bad fangboy. You are right on the Portis deal. Now we can say Snyder definitely gave the money, as usual, to the wrong player.



Since: Oct 24, 2006
Posted on: November 24, 2010 2:06 pm
 

Clinton Portis headed to Injured Reserve

WORLD tells us that

Portis was a better than average running back at the height of his abilities. He cashed in as a free agent with the Washington Redskins after two brilliant years in Denver.

The truth of the matter is that Portis came to the Skins via the trade of Champ Bailey to Denver, not as a free agent.

Never forget, World, the truth shall set you free!

Foot in mouth



Since: Aug 30, 2007
Posted on: November 24, 2010 1:57 pm
 

Clinton Portis headed to Injured Reserve

RB Thomas Jones is now 139 yards away from becoming the 25th player in NFL history to top 10,000 yards in career rushing. So far this season, he's run for 644 yards, a pace that will put him over the 1,000-yard mark for the sixth straight season. (Updated 11/23/10) TSX

The above statement is why moron. He is 32 and popular thought was that he wouldn't see the field this year. Same as LT. Other aging back to perform after 30. Marcus Allen, Walter Payton, Ricky Williams, Curtis Martin, etc. It is a point when most, but not all, hit a wall and dramatically decline, but not all.



Since: Sep 29, 2008
Posted on: November 24, 2010 1:54 pm
 

Clinton Portis headed to Injured Reserve

Jamaal Lewis did it for the Browns on a comback season with the Browns in 2007... He was 30 that year.



Since: Nov 17, 2009
Posted on: November 24, 2010 1:50 pm
 

Clinton Portis headed to Injured Reserve

Why would you add Thomas Jones? Jones is an aging back who is producing less and less each week and losing touches to Jamaal Charles. Jones likely won't be with the Chiefs next season. And if he is, it'll be the same role he's had this year.. A backup.


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