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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: Jun 7, 2010
Posted on: February 28, 2011 2:43 pm

Redskins make it final, release Portis

See you buddy! Don't know who had more fun playing and during press conferences.  In a time when all these guys are above the game and their team and college players think of themselves as $50 million players without touching a snap, you were a good sport and are going out a class act.  Thanks!

Since: Oct 20, 2008
Posted on: February 28, 2011 2:37 pm

Redskins make it final, release Portis

Portis was, and is, a warrior.  It's a shame that he had to be a Redskin in the Dan Snyder era.  He played the game with passion, and he left it all on the field each time he went out to play.  He played hard and he played tough.  He did great things even when he didn't have the ball in his hands.  His skills had greatly diminished.  They actually probably kept him one too many seasons - 

Since: Nov 8, 2006
Posted on: February 28, 2011 2:35 pm

Sheriff Gonna Getcha

RIP Southeast Jerome

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