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At least two weeks until Clinton Portis returns

Redskins coach Mike Shanahan said that running back Clinton Portis has been jogging as part of his rehabilitation program but is at least two weeks away from seriously testing his injured groin.That would seem to indicate that Portis could be in danger of missing at least one more game after the bye week.

"It's still going to be, for sure, a couple of weeks. It takes some time," Shanahan said. "With a third degree separation, you don't want to push it too hard. We just kind of have to wait and see. To me, it'll be a minimum of two weeks before he's able to even push it."

Portis injured his groin Oct. 3 and Shanahan initially said he'd miss four to six weeks. This Sunday's contest in Detroit will mark Portis's fourth straight missed game. The Redskins then have a bye week before playing host to Philadelphia on Monday, Nov. 15.

Shanahan hopes Portis can test his groin in the week leading up to the Eagles game.
"He's still got to get in football shape," Shanahan said. "But I don't put anything past Clinton. He's working extremely hard right now. He might be ready for the Philly week. I really don't know. Just my past experience with that third-degree tear, it takes a while. It doesn't happen over night."

Portis has 195 yards and two touchdowns on 49 carries in four games this season.

By Rick Maese  | October 27, 2010; 4:15 PM ET
Categories:  Clinton Portis  
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The very last thing we want to hear about is Clinton pushing his groin.

Posted by: RedSkinHead | October 27, 2010 4:22 PM | Report abuse

"It doesn't happen over night." It apparently doesn't happen over 30 nights either.

Posted by: bangkokben | October 27, 2010 4:26 PM | Report abuse

I just realized that Torain has twice as much yardage as Portis and has started in one less game. I don't know Clinton. I don't think you're going to get your job back. If they keep signing running backs to the practice squad, they are eventually going to find another guy of Torain-calibre... and that is when the IR talk starts for Portis...

Posted by: RedSkinHead | October 27, 2010 4:31 PM | Report abuse

CP is still the best back on this roster. The only thing that's changed is the O-line is blocking much better now that they've had time in this scheme.

Gotta love RT's downhill style though.

Posted by: dcwun | October 27, 2010 4:44 PM | Report abuse

CP is still the best back on this roster. The only thing that's changed is the O-line is blocking much better now that they've had time in this scheme.

Gotta love RT's downhill style though.

Posted by: dcwun | October 27, 2010 4:44 PM |


That's like saying Marion Barber is still the best back on the Cowgirls' roster.

No-freaking-way!

Posted by: Personal_Fowl | October 27, 2010 4:50 PM | Report abuse

At least two weeks until Clinton Portis returns


I say it doesn't matter.

I say give the young'n Torain enough time and space to 'own' the sarting job.

Posted by: MistaMoe | October 27, 2010 4:50 PM | Report abuse

Rich Tandler on CSNWashington comparing Skins punt-returning in 2009 with this year:
'Last year, Antwaan Randle El was, in a word, dreadful...Through the first 15 games of the season he had a total of 58 yards in returns, a 3.9-yard average. The average does not count fair catches. If you add those in, the average drops to 1.8 yards. Since Randle El is a shade less than six feet tall, he could have fielded every punt and fallen flat on his face and he would have had about the same average.'

Maybe Danny Smith should have gotten Randle-El simply to fling himself to the ground.

Praise be that we have BB this year. Long as he doesn't fumble.

Posted by: craig81 | October 27, 2010 4:50 PM | Report abuse

Redskinhead,

I hear what you are saying, but I think we're going to see CP starting when he gets back for a couple of reasons:

(1) Torain's production is at least partially the result of our offensive line coming together.

(2) Portis is clearly the better pass-protector when healthy.

(3) Portis has a history of very good ball-security over the last few seasons - this is a sacred quality to coaches

(4) Portis is probably the better option catching the ball out of the backfield.

Posted by: mhaslup1 | October 27, 2010 4:50 PM | Report abuse

CP's time as a full-timer is now over. he had his years and straightened his pockets. There isn't any cogent argument for why you put the ATV on the shelf at this point.

Dick Fosbury is thinking of suing CP for stealing his 'move'.

Vlade Divac thinks CP flops too much.

Even Randel El is suggesting that CP incorporate a spin move preceeding his subsequent fall to the turf to add style points.

Posted by: Personal_Fowl | October 27, 2010 4:56 PM | Report abuse

That's like saying Marion Barber is still the best back on the Cowgirls' roster.

No-freaking-way!

Posted by: Personal_Fowl

No even close. Barber has never been much. Stop trying to make a decent player great. RT will be a good compliment but don't make him out to be a star yet.

Us Skins fans do that way to much. Remember Chris Horton after a few games? You would've that that he was the next Ed Reed or ST21.

Posted by: dcwun | October 27, 2010 4:58 PM | Report abuse

If standard Shanny-rules apply, then CP would have to (1) earn his spot back against competition, and (2) be able to practice fully in a week in order to be activated for the game.

Posted by: p1funk | October 27, 2010 5:03 PM | Report abuse

Here is a picture of Dallas' John Kitna...

http://cinegeek.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/08/Sling-Blade.jpg

Posted by: Curzon417 | October 27, 2010 5:06 PM | Report abuse

CP is still the best back on this roster. The only thing that's changed is the O-line is blocking much better now that they've had time in this scheme.

Gotta love RT's downhill style though.

Posted by: dcwun | October 27, 2010 4:44 PM | Report abuse


CP hasn't been the best back on this roster in almost 2 years.

The difference IS Torain's downhill running style...and yes I love it...much better than CP's falldown running style.

Posted by: p1funk | October 27, 2010 5:06 PM | Report abuse

p1funk - Not necesarily. He just needs to demostrate he is in football shape.

'football shape' is his 'political' word he likes to throw around. Very ambingus (sp) so he can apply it to whoever he wants as a reason for them to play and not play.......

Posted by: 4thFloor | October 27, 2010 5:09 PM | Report abuse

I'm kinda curious where Malcome Kelly is on his rehab?

Posted by: vegasskinsfan | October 27, 2010 5:11 PM | Report abuse

If standard Shanny-rules apply, then CP would have to (1) earn his spot back against competition, and (2) be able to practice fully in a week in order to be activated for the game.


Posted by: p1funk | October 27, 2010 5:03 PM |


B A M!

That CP's return - at the earliest - is going to be 3-4 weeks from now. If the ATV is able to stay healthy, average 4 YPC and not turn the ball over, it's his job to lose. based on what I saw with my own eyes this year of CP when he was "healthy" (I don't care about his wrist), I would have gone to KW with Sellers lining up as a FB to pass protect.

Not sure what you guys are seeing, CP is not going to be plugges back in once he's green-lighted by the doc's.

Further, the ATV is producing becasue he is better suited for the zone blocking style, NOT becasue of some perception that the line is blocking better.

I think like 5 minutes ago people were talking about our need to bolster the OL. Now the OL is the reason for Torain's early success? Really?

Posted by: Personal_Fowl | October 27, 2010 5:14 PM | Report abuse

I'm kinda curious where Malcome Kelly is on his rehab?

Posted by: vegasskinsfan

I'm guessing with you and Malcolm, its now up to two people who are interested in that subject.

Posted by: zcezcest1 | October 27, 2010 5:17 PM | Report abuse

No even close. Barber has never been much. Stop trying to make a decent player great. RT will be a good compliment but don't make him out to be a star yet.

Us Skins fans do that way to much. Remember Chris Horton after a few games? You would've that that he was the next Ed Reed or ST21.

Posted by: dcwun | October 27, 2010 4:58 PM |


In your hate to disagree, you miss the point completely and entirely. The comparison is not between Barber and CP Einstein, it's that Barber is done and broken down and there's no reason to keep trying to get him reps when the loser Cowbiotches have Felix Jones proving he is a better back and has been since last year. Dallas is screwing themselves that way and trust me son, that won't happen on Shanny's watch. He has already shown us that (Armstrong, Banks, LoZo, KW, Lickenscrotum, Kemo etc.).

Posted by: Personal_Fowl | October 27, 2010 5:20 PM | Report abuse

I think like 5 minutes ago people were talking about our need to bolster the OL. Now the OL is the reason for Torain's early success? Really?

Posted by: Personal_Fowl | October 27, 2010 5:14 PM | Report abuse

believe they are saying the run blocking has improved as the season has gone on..

Posted by: PortisPocketsStr8 | October 27, 2010 5:22 PM | Report abuse

...Very ambingus (sp)...

Posted by: 4thFloor | October 27, 2010 5:09 PM

Ambingus > Shabingus

Posted by: 4-12 | October 27, 2010 5:24 PM | Report abuse

Torain SHOULD have his best game of the season against Detroit. This team CANNOT stop the run!

If the Redskins play smart, they will beat Detroit handily next week, even without Portis.

Unfortunately, Junior will get pass-happy and continue to call pass plays 70% of the time, and the Redskins will suffer another frustrating loss.

- Justin

Posted by: jboogie1 | October 27, 2010 5:31 PM | Report abuse

I'm kinda curious where Malcome Kelly is on his rehab?

Posted by: vegasskinsfan

Is he still on life support? I thought the orthopedist gave up and pulled the plug on him.

Posted by: jboogie1 | October 27, 2010 5:35 PM | Report abuse

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