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Posted at 11:39 AM ET, 11/24/2010

Clinton Portis headed to injured reserve

By Jason Reid

The Redskins plan to place running back Clinton Portis, who recently aggravated his groin injury, on season-ending injured reserve, two people with knowledge of the situation said Wednesday.

The problem occurred during Sunday's 19-16 overtime victory against the Tennessee Titans. Portis, who initially suffered a third-degree groin tear in Week 4 against Philadelphia, was re-injured early at LP Field when a Titans defensive player grabbed and pulled his leg. Portis also was placed on injured reserve last season after suffering a concussion.

Portis ran well in the first quarter against Tennessee, playing for the first time since suffering the severe groin tear during a Week 4 victory over Philadelphia. The nine-year veteran rushed for 32 yards (a 6.4-yard average) and caught one pass for a 14-yard gain.

After the game, however, Portis acknowledged he was not fully recovered from the injury. But he said he owed it to the team to play, especially with running back Ryan Torain still out with a hamstring injury.

In a radio interview Tueesday, Portis said an MRI exam revealed no further damage and that he hoped to play Sunday against the Minnesota Vikings at FedEx Field. But the team plans to end Portis's season.

Portis, who is in the last guaranteed season of his contract, appears to be nearing the end of his career with the Redskins, and possibly his time in the NFL. He has rushed for 227 yards (with a 4.2-yard average) this season, which gives him 6,824 yards in his Redskins career. Portis ranks second to Hall of Famer John Riggins (7,472 yards) on the all-time franchise list.

By Jason Reid  | November 24, 2010; 11:39 AM ET
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Comments

Wonder who gets the roster spot? Is it time for Cook?

Posted by: kerzon417 | November 24, 2010 11:47 AM | Report abuse

If CP26 is done, let me say he played very good ball for the Redskins and was one of the brighter lights of the team in a more down than up period of its history. And I thought the Sherriff Gonna Getcha and Southeast Jerome stuff was funny, especially given that Gibbs was the HC then. It seemed more ironic because of that.

Posted by: manlius1 | November 24, 2010 11:47 AM | Report abuse

Done.

Posted by: TeeSkins | November 24, 2010 11:47 AM | Report abuse

Best wishes to CP. It's been a good run.

Posted by: Original_etrod | November 24, 2010 11:47 AM | Report abuse

I think most of us saw this coming when we first heard about the original injury.

I was surprised he came back as soon as he did...

Most times a swoll up groin is a good thing, but like they say, if the swelling lasts more than 4 hours......

Posted by: Alan4 | November 24, 2010 11:47 AM | Report abuse

Well we'll get to see the depth at RB develop. Hopefully Davis is as good as he as been billed. KW is already developing into a solid back. Torain is talented but....

Posted by: TWISI | November 24, 2010 11:47 AM | Report abuse

J-Reid was it really necessary to tell us how he injured himself two times in one little blog post? What are the paying you by the word.

"Portis, who initially suffered a third-degree groin tear in Week 4 against Philadelphia, was re-injured early at LP Field when a Titans defensive player grabbed and pulled his leg. Portis also was placed on injured reserve last season after suffering a concussion.

Portis ran well in the first quarter against Tennessee, playing for the first time since suffering the severe groin tear during a Week 4 victory over Philadelphia."

Posted by: Flounder21 | November 24, 2010 11:47 AM | Report abuse

I think most of us saw this coming when we first heard about the original injury.

I was surprised he came back as soon as he did...

Most times a swoll up groin is a good thing, but like they say, if the swelling lasts more than 4 hours......

Posted by: Alan4 | November 24, 2010 11:49 AM | Report abuse

Which RB will answer the bell to be a *complete* player for the Redskins; not just a runner but a guy who can catch the ball and pick up the blitz and do all of the other things that contribute to the success of an offense?

Posted by: manlius1 | November 24, 2010 11:51 AM | Report abuse

This could be another Terrance Austin story, nobody else is reporting this so we will see.

Posted by: Flounder21 | November 24, 2010 11:53 AM | Report abuse

Which RB will answer the bell to be a *complete* player for the Redskins; not just a runner but a guy who can catch the ball and pick up the blitz and do all of the other things that contribute to the success of an offense?

Posted by: manlius1 | November 24, 2010 11:51 AM | Report abuse

Uhh...that RB is still in college.

Posted by: oh_boy1 | November 24, 2010 11:54 AM | Report abuse

Give RedSkinHead his due -- he called it first. Now I wonder if and when the second half of his prediction also comes true?

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I have a feeling that today we will hear the Redskins are sad to report they have put Clinton Portis on season ending injured reserve. I think this was on the minds of Allen and Shanahan when they elevated Davis.

I believe Rabach will be headed in the same direction. Maybe Heyer's decent play at guard, and the theft of Robinson from the developmental roster, will have the Redskins considering the elevation of Selvish Capers to the active roster to both protect their investment and to get a versatile player on the roster.

Posted by: RedSkinHead | November 24, 2010 9:32 AM | Report abuse

Posted by: Vic1 | November 24, 2010 11:55 AM | Report abuse

If CP26 is done, let me say he played very good ball for the Redskins and was one of the brighter lights of the team in a more down than up period of its history. And I thought the Sherriff Gonna Getcha and Southeast Jerome stuff was funny, especially given that Gibbs was the HC then. It seemed more ironic because of that.

Posted by: manlius1 | November 24, 2010 11:47 AM


Seconded.

And it wasn't all sweetness and light -- there were times when I thought his attitude sucked. But I've been in my profession for 14 years, and looking back, there have been times when my attitude sucked as well. Part of being human.

If this is the end of the road, CP, then thanks and good luck in your next endeavor.

Posted by: freakzilla | November 24, 2010 11:57 AM | Report abuse

Portis career as a redskin is over...

Posted by: adamblawrence | November 24, 2010 11:59 AM | Report abuse

Portis, who is in the last guaranteed season of his contract, appears to be nearing the end of his career with the Redskins, and possibly his time in the NFL. He has rushed for 227 yards (with a 4.2-yard average) this season, which gives him 6,824 yards in his Redskins career. Portis ranks second to Hall of Famer John Riggins (7,472 yards) on the all-time franchise list.

By Jason Reid | November 24, 2010; 11:39 AM ET

That pop you hear is not Clinton Portis's groin, but John Riggins cracking open the bubbly to celebrate the end of Portis's run at his record. Of course, he would have cracked open the bubbly anyway, but this gives him an excuse to buy the $17.50 stuff from Chile instead of the $12.50 swill from upstate New York.

Posted by: beep-beep | November 24, 2010 11:59 AM | Report abuse

they have needed to replace him for several years now. should have been done with multiple lower round draft picks. extending his massively overloaded contract, while deferring replacement, was another massive snyder personnel disaster - that now comes to fruition while we need to replace him (and many other spots) without the draft picks to do so.

Posted by: malcolmyoung1 | November 24, 2010 12:00 PM | Report abuse

Portis career as a redskin is over...

Posted by: adamblawrence | November 24, 2010 12:00 PM | Report abuse

"they have needed to replace him for several years now"
________________

The thing about RB is that a young guy can come in and be good right away. It seems like less grooming at the pro level is necessary. So you probably don't have to "draft ahead" at RB the same way you might need to at QB or Mike LB. Also, I am not in favor of the Redskins using a high draft pick on a hyped-up RB anyway. Solid players can be had in the lower rounds. Use the high picks on linemen to open holes that even avg RBs can run through.

Posted by: manlius1 | November 24, 2010 12:05 PM | Report abuse

This is precisely why people should take reading comprehension exercises seriously in school.

Posted by: p1funk | November 24, 2010 10:49 AM

Typical p1funk. Writes a post; people respond; he doesn't like the responses so he attacks them claiming that he didn't really mean what he said -- he meant something else and it's their fault for not reading his mind. Everyone's out of step but p1funk.

Posted by: beep-beep | November 24, 2010 12:06 PM | Report abuse

As much as folks say his career is over, Shanahan's stubbornness will work to bring him back in some capacity.

The guy can still be productive in the league, the issue is he is not a featured back any longer.

Posted by: oknow1 | November 24, 2010 12:06 PM | Report abuse

I wonder if John Riggins helped make the decision.

Posted by: clandestinetomcat | November 24, 2010 12:06 PM | Report abuse

Pretty scary how bright a career is one moment is over the next. Thanks for the memories Clinton. You were a pretty darn good back. Good luck in your future endeavors!

Posted by: richs91 | November 24, 2010 12:06 PM | Report abuse

i respect your game CP, you've always played tough regardless of the baggage attached to you whether deserved or not

you didn't help us win the division, u didnt help us win the super bowl, but hey, whatever,

it was fun some of the time and painful most of the time, but we're still here, you definitely were not the core of the problem

Posted by: retroskins14 | November 24, 2010 12:07 PM | Report abuse

So long CP...it was good while it lasted. Hopefully, you catch on elsewhere and get to 10k career rushing yards.

pfunk, to challenge your assertion on the previous thread, there are holes in your scenarios:

-When you trade for a guy, you believe he's your starter. He's gotta suck and suck HARD for you to not play him. They'll get the benefit of the doubt for the most part, so that alone explains the situations in Oakland and Washington. And despite the flaws of Campbell and McNabb, nobody in their right mind would make the case that Gradkowski or Grossman are better players.

-Kolb got benched for Vick because Vick was playing out of this world and Kolb wasn't/isn't. No qualms there.

-ANY defense of Cutler on any level is laughable. Not even worth a response.

When you see a guy of McNabb's accomplishments get beat up in the media constantly and VY get benched for a 3rd string rookie when he was actually playing well, this question isn't necessarily out of bounds.

Look, I know you don't know me but believe me when I say I HATE when people pull the race card...and I'm black. And I'm not even really pulling it here...all I'm saying is that when 1 + 1 equals anything other than 2, I'm questioning just what the hell is going on and NOTHING is off limits. It's easy to dismiss race because people like Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson--and in sports, Jason Whitlock--love to wear out the magnetic strip on the race card, but sometimes where there's smoke there's fire.

Posted by: brownwood26 | November 24, 2010 12:09 PM | Report abuse

Really sucks if Portis is done.

He has been the face of this franchise for a long time now.

Against Tennessee, it looked like he was about to have one last good season under his belt.

Greatest Redskin RB I've ever watched play(don't remember Riggo).

Posted by: iH8dallas | November 24, 2010 12:10 PM | Report abuse

"appears to be nearing the end of his career with the Redskins, and possibly his time in the NFL. He has rushed for 227 yards (with a 4.2-yard average) this season, which gives him 6,824 yards in his Redskins career. Portis ranks second to Hall of Famer John Riggins (7,472 yards) on the all-time franchise list."

Hi, My name is Jason Reid. I say the same thing every year about Clinton Portis. And every year, I am proven wrong. But for some reason, I don't have the decency to come back and admit to my readers how wrong I was the previous year.

http://voices.washingtonpost.com/redskinsinsider/clinton-portis/is-an-aging-clinton-portis-fin.html

http://voices.washingtonpost.com/redskinsinsider/portis-placed-on-ir-list.html

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/01/11/AR2010011103650_2.html

Posted by: Barno1 | November 24, 2010 12:10 PM | Report abuse

This is precisely why people should take reading comprehension exercises seriously in school.

Posted by: p1funk | November 24, 2010 10:49 AM

Typical p1funk. Writes a post; people respond; he doesn't like the responses so he attacks them claiming that he didn't really mean what he said -- he meant something else and it's their fault for not reading his mind. Everyone's out of step but p1funk.

Posted by: beep-beep | November 24, 2010 12:06 PM | Report abuse


It's quite simple, beep.

Just go ahead and cut-n-paste the quote/lines from my post(s) where I:

1) Said that DT got cut b/c of his salary

and/or

2) Openly lobbied/wished for his return

That's all you have to do.

Posted by: p1funk | November 24, 2010 12:11 PM | Report abuse

is Portis career as a redskin done?...

Posted by: adamblawrence | November 24, 2010 12:12 PM | Report abuse

The guy can still be productive in the league, the issue is he is not a featured back any longer.

Posted by: oknow1 | November 24, 2010 12:06 PM

No, the issue is that he can't stay on the field. He played in 8 games last year, only 5 this year -- and he left two of the five early with injuries. There's no room on a 53-man roster for a guy who will miss half the season or more with injuries. He can't pull his own weight.

Posted by: beep-beep | November 24, 2010 12:12 PM | Report abuse

portis is/was the best back on the team. it's a shame to see it end like this. that said, finding running backs does not seem to be a problem for shanny (though keeping them healthy does...).

Posted by: walter-in-fallschurch | November 24, 2010 12:12 PM | Report abuse

Give RedSkinHead his due

I was thinking the same thing.

Posted by: wireman65 | November 24, 2010 12:15 PM | Report abuse

If CP is done here I'm going to miss him. Yes, his attitude sucked every once in a while and his defense of Michael Vick was wrong, but he never got in trouble with the law off the field and he always gave 100% on it. He ran hard, picked up the blitz like a mad man and I'll never forget that perfect form tackle he had on an INT in a pre-season game.

If he comes out, the Skins next RB could be Ryan Williams from VT. Maybe Graig Cooper of Miami or Daniel Thomas of K-State. I don't want the Skins to draft a 1st round RB because there's probably only one who's that good, Mark Ingram.

Posted by: CJMARTIN04 | November 24, 2010 12:18 PM | Report abuse

It has been EASY to harp on CP's failings, his attitude, etc., but the dude always played hard, blocked like a beast and wanted to succeed on the field. And this year saw him with the attitude adjustment that allows us all to think of him fondly as he heads out the door.

Posted by: RedBee | November 24, 2010 12:19 PM | Report abuse

Just a random prediction; don’t book it or anything, but:

Clinton Portis will be a Dallas Cowboy next year.

Posted by: dlhaze1 | November 24, 2010 12:19 PM | Report abuse

See ya Clinton.

Posted by: 44fx2901 | November 24, 2010 12:19 PM | Report abuse

pfunk, to challenge your assertion on the previous thread, there are holes in your scenarios:

-When you trade for a guy, you believe he's your starter. He's gotta suck and suck HARD for you to not play him. They'll get the benefit of the doubt for the most part, so that alone explains the situations in Oakland and Washington. And despite the flaws of Campbell and McNabb, nobody in their right mind would make the case that Gradkowski or Grossman are better players.

-Kolb got benched for Vick because Vick was playing out of this world and Kolb wasn't/isn't. No qualms there.

-ANY defense of Cutler on any level is laughable. Not even worth a response.

When you see a guy of McNabb's accomplishments get beat up in the media constantly and VY get benched for a 3rd string rookie when he was actually playing well, this question isn't necessarily out of bounds.

Look, I know you don't know me but believe me when I say I HATE when people pull the race card...and I'm black. And I'm not even really pulling it here...all I'm saying is that when 1 + 1 equals anything other than 2, I'm questioning just what the @#!*% is going on and NOTHING is off limits. It's easy to dismiss race because people like Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson--and in sports, Jason Whitlock--love to wear out the magnetic strip on the race card, but sometimes where there's smoke there's fire.

Posted by: brownwood26 | November 24, 2010 12:09 PM | Report abuse


1) So maybe the Bears keep playing Jay Cutler b/c they traded ALOT to get him and the whole organization needs him to succeed. So maybe race has nothing to do with it - especialy since he has a black head coach.

2) Maybe Campbell got benched because Tom Cable likes Gradkowski after his good play last season, he trusts Grdkowski, and Campbell has sucked at times (just like he did in Washington). Campbell was Al Davis's guy and not Tom Cable's. Maybe race has nothing to do with it.

3) McNabb has been benched twice in 12 years after atrocious play. WTH? How can you begin to piece together some kind of notion that McNabb is under all this scrutiny for race when because of 2 benchings in 12 years? And then we gave him an extension.

4) VY is a head case. Period. But Bud Adams - a white owner- sticks by him loyally like a son. Yeah - alot racism going on there.

HIll's piece is crap. Race-baiting crap. That's all. Nothing sensible in it.

Posted by: p1funk | November 24, 2010 12:20 PM | Report abuse

He is done...and has been done...this just makes it official.

Posted by: DarkHelmet1983 | November 24, 2010 12:20 PM | Report abuse

"That pop you hear is not Clinton Portis's groin, but John Riggins cracking open the bubbly to celebrate the end of Portis's run at his record."

Lol, very true. :)

Good riddens CP.

- Ray

Posted by: rmcazz | November 24, 2010 12:20 PM | Report abuse

Greatest Redskin RB I've ever watched play(don't remember Riggo).


Then it's a given you don't remember Larry Brown. I liked all three. I'd like to see Cliton come back in some capacity.

Posted by: wireman65 | November 24, 2010 12:22 PM | Report abuse

Hi, My name is Jason Reid. I say the same thing every year about Clinton Portis. And every year, I am proven wrong. But for some reason, I don't have the decency to come back and admit to my readers how wrong I was the previous year.

http://voices.washingtonpost.com/redskinsinsider/clinton-portis/is-an-aging-clinton-portis-fin.html

http://voices.washingtonpost.com/redskinsinsider/portis-placed-on-ir-list.html

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/01/11/AR2010011103650_2.html

Posted by: Barno1
----------------------------
I'm not a JReid fan either, but where in last year's writeup did it say anything about him never coming back?

Although CP is probably done with the Redskins, he probably has a productive year or two left in the league. Wish him the best.

Posted by: AdamCr | November 24, 2010 12:22 PM | Report abuse

No, the issue is that he can't stay on the field. He played in 8 games last year, only 5 this year. He can't pull his own weight.

Posted by: beep-beep | November 24, 2010 12:12 PM

Is that more or less than Albert?

Posted by: PlayAction | November 24, 2010 12:23 PM | Report abuse

It's been obvious that Portis's career as a runner is on the wane. That said, he's still an exceptional pass blocker and would make an outstanding passing down back if he were willing to take a pay cut and a diminished role. That's up to Portis, of course, but it would extend his career. Nevertheless, if this is truly the end of the road for Portis in the burgundy and gold, kudos to a tough guy and a pretty good Redskins player.

And, it's adorable to see Barno still up here kvetching about the writers of the blog. You'd think he would have fired up WordPress and created his own Redskins blog by now. Some people do, others complain about the people who do.

Going back to lurking now...

Posted by: PDiddy | November 24, 2010 12:24 PM | Report abuse

Damn. Didn't want CP to go out like that. He will be back next year at a cheaper cost. Book it!

Posted by: dcwun | November 24, 2010 12:24 PM | Report abuse

Follow the leader to the new post about CP.

Follow

beep-beep

Posted by: beep-beep | November 24, 2010 12:27 PM | Report abuse

Portis production went down hill every since his boy Sean Taylor passed away. He hasn't been the same every since. The writing was on the wall that he was done hear the injury just sped the process up; NEXT MAN UP!!!

Posted by: hammer4 | November 24, 2010 12:27 PM | Report abuse

Ravens insider reporting that Redskins have signed RB Andre Brown off Bronco's PS. Brown is 2nd yr guy out of NC State.

Posted by: manlius1 | November 24, 2010 12:27 PM | Report abuse

*Broncos'*

Posted by: manlius1 | November 24, 2010 12:29 PM | Report abuse

Is "RedSkinHead" a redhead who likes the Redskins or a skinhead who likes the Redskins?

Posted by: manlius1 | November 24, 2010 12:31 PM | Report abuse

"It's been obvious that Portis's career as a runner is on the wane. That said, he's still an exceptional pass blocker and would make an outstanding passing down back if he were willing to take a pay cut and a diminished role."

Posted by: PDiddy | November 24, 2010 12:24 PM

The problem with this is that he doesn't catch the ball as well as you would want your 3rd down back to. My guess is that they will not have him back in any capacity next season.

Posted by: rufus_t_firefly | November 24, 2010 12:41 PM | Report abuse

Just a random prediction; don’t book it or anything, but:

Clinton Portis will be a Dallas Cowboy next year.


Posted by: dlhaze1 | November 24, 2010 12:19 PM
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NO..never please NO!

Posted by: BootneyFarnsworth | November 24, 2010 12:46 PM | Report abuse

hoping they can restructure him to be the 3rd down back... he can pass block like its nobody's business. otherwise he's gone.

Posted by: vtsquirm1 | November 24, 2010 1:01 PM | Report abuse

"He has been the face of this franchise for a long time now."

Not really. You'll notice the mascot's mouth is closed, as was that of every Redskin who ever REALLY won anything here.*

Great player, bad Redskin. Any time this team had an edge, it kept that edge by keeping its collective thoughts where they belonged--in the family, and laser focused on destroying the opposition and nothing else. How great would Portis have been on the field if he had lived up to that legacy, or even tried, or even thought about it.

*Theismann is the exception that proves the rule.

Posted by: Godfather_of_Goals | November 24, 2010 1:06 PM | Report abuse

CP will go to the team where all "over the hill" RB's go to: The New England Patriots.

Posted by: bernard_thompson | November 24, 2010 1:07 PM | Report abuse

CP will go to the team where all "over the hill" RB's go to: The New England Patriots.

Posted by: bernard_thompson | November 24, 2010 1:07 PM | Report abuse

i don't want to see anyone hurt. his attitude had changed this year, and he ran hard last sunday until he was re-injured. running between the tackles had beat him up and cost him some speed. all that being said, he was a productive redskin. and it didn't hurt that he had cerrato and snyder in his hip pocket.

Posted by: miked4 | November 24, 2010 1:09 PM | Report abuse

Stick a fork in this turkey... he's done.

Posted by: whocares666 | November 24, 2010 1:12 PM | Report abuse

Oakland Raiders - book it.

Posted by: Axel2 | November 24, 2010 1:13 PM | Report abuse

On balance, good contribution from CP, especially in the early years. But let's be serious...RB is not the issue. RB's grow everywhere. What's needed over the next season are stretch-the-field receivers, combined with more effective use of the utility infielder types like Cooley and Sellers.

Posted by: InRealAmerica | November 24, 2010 1:21 PM | Report abuse

Portis is DONE....we should have cut him two years ago. It sucks getting old you just don't heal quick enough and you just breakdown. Thanks Clinton for the years you gave us but its time to say so long!

Posted by: LongTimeSkinsFan | November 24, 2010 1:37 PM | Report abuse

Portis is DONE....we should have cut him two years ago. It sucks getting old you just don't heal quick enough and you just breakdown. Thanks Clinton for the years you gave us but its time to say so long!

Posted by: LongTimeSkinsFan | November 24, 2010 1:37 PM | Report abuse

Portis is DONE....we should have cut him two years ago. It sucks getting old you just don't heal quick enough and you just breakdown. Thanks Clinton for the years you gave us but its time to say so long!

Posted by: LongTimeSkinsFan | November 24, 2010 1:37 PM | Report abuse

Portis is DONE....we should have cut him two years ago. It sucks getting old you just don't heal quick enough and you just breakdown. Thanks Clinton for the years you gave us but its time to say so long!

Posted by: LongTimeSkinsFan | November 24, 2010 1:37 PM | Report abuse

Portis is DONE....we should have cut him two years ago. It sucks getting old you just don't heal quick enough and you just breakdown. Thanks Clinton for the years you gave us but its time to say so long!

Posted by: LongTimeSkinsFan | November 24, 2010 1:41 PM | Report abuse

Portis is DONE....we should have cut him two years ago. It sucks getting old you just don't heal quick enough and you just breakdown. Thanks Clinton for the years you gave us but its time to say so long!

Posted by: LongTimeSkinsFan | November 24, 2010 1:41 PM | Report abuse

Portis is DONE....we should have cut him two years ago. It sucks getting old you just don't heal quick enough and you just breakdown. Thanks Clinton for the years you gave us but its time to say so long!

Posted by: LongTimeSkinsFan | November 24, 2010 1:41 PM | Report abuse

Portis is DONE....we should have cut him two years ago. It sucks getting old you just don't heal quick enough and you just breakdown. Thanks Clinton for the years you gave us but its time to say so long!

Posted by: LongTimeSkinsFan | November 24, 2010 1:41 PM | Report abuse

Portis is DONE....we should have cut him two years ago. It sucks getting old you just don't heal quick enough and you just breakdown. Thanks Clinton for the years you gave us but its time to say so long!

Posted by: LongTimeSkinsFan | November 24, 2010 1:41 PM | Report abuse

Portis is DONE....we should have cut him two years ago. It sucks getting old you just don't heal quick enough and you just breakdown. Thanks Clinton for the years you gave us but its time to say so long!

Posted by: LongTimeSkinsFan | November 24, 2010 1:41 PM | Report abuse

Portis is DONE....we should have cut him two years ago. It sucks getting old you just don't heal quick enough and you just breakdown. Thanks Clinton for the years you gave us but its time to say so long!

Posted by: LongTimeSkinsFan | November 24, 2010 1:41 PM | Report abuse

Portis is DONE....we should have cut him two years ago. It sucks getting old you just don't heal quick enough and you just breakdown. Thanks Clinton for the years you gave us but its time to say so long!

Posted by: LongTimeSkinsFan | November 24, 2010 1:41 PM | Report abuse

Portis is DONE....we should have cut him two years ago. It sucks getting old you just don't heal quick enough and you just breakdown. Thanks Clinton for the years you gave us but its time to say so long!

Posted by: LongTimeSkinsFan | November 24, 2010 1:41 PM | Report abuse

Portis is DONE....we should have cut him two years ago. It sucks getting old you just don't heal quick enough and you just breakdown. Thanks Clinton for the years you gave us but its time to say so long!

Posted by: LongTimeSkinsFan | November 24, 2010 1:41 PM | Report abuse

Portis is DONE....we should have cut him two years ago. It sucks getting old you just don't heal quick enough and you just breakdown. Thanks Clinton for the years you gave us but its time to say so long!

Posted by: LongTimeSkinsFan | November 24, 2010 1:41 PM | Report abuse

Portis is DONE....we should have cut him two years ago. It sucks getting old you just don't heal quick enough and you just breakdown. Thanks Clinton for the years you gave us but its time to say so long!

Posted by: LongTimeSkinsFan | November 24, 2010 1:41 PM | Report abuse

Portis is DONE....we should have cut him two years ago. It sucks getting old you just don't heal quick enough and you just breakdown. Thanks Clinton for the years you gave us but its time to say so long!

Posted by: LongTimeSkinsFan | November 24, 2010 1:41 PM | Report abuse

Portis is DONE....we should have cut him two years ago. It sucks getting old you just don't heal quick enough and you just breakdown. Thanks Clinton for the years you gave us but its time to say so long!

Posted by: LongTimeSkinsFan | November 24, 2010 1:41 PM | Report abuse

Portis is DONE....we should have cut him two years ago. It sucks getting old you just don't heal quick enough and you just breakdown. Thanks Clinton for the years you gave us but its time to say so long!

Posted by: LongTimeSkinsFan | November 24, 2010 1:41 PM | Report abuse

Portis is DONE....we should have cut him two years ago. It sucks getting old you just don't heal quick enough and you just breakdown. Thanks Clinton for the years you gave us but its time to say so long!

Posted by: LongTimeSkinsFan | November 24, 2010 1:41 PM | Report abuse

Portis is DONE....we should have cut him two years ago. It sucks getting old you just don't heal quick enough and you just breakdown. Thanks Clinton for the years you gave us but its time to say so long!

Posted by: LongTimeSkinsFan | November 24, 2010 1:41 PM | Report abuse

Portis is DONE....we should have cut him two years ago. It sucks getting old you just don't heal quick enough and you just breakdown. Thanks Clinton for the years you gave us but its time to say so long!

Posted by: LongTimeSkinsFan | November 24, 2010 1:41 PM | Report abuse

Portis is DONE....we should have cut him two years ago. It sucks getting old you just don't heal quick enough and you just breakdown. Thanks Clinton for the years you gave us but its time to say so long!

Posted by: LongTimeSkinsFan | November 24, 2010 1:41 PM | Report abuse

Portis is DONE....we should have cut him two years ago. It sucks getting old you just don't heal quick enough and you just breakdown. Thanks Clinton for the years you gave us but its time to say so long!

Posted by: LongTimeSkinsFan | November 24, 2010 1:41 PM | Report abuse

Portis is DONE....we should have cut him two years ago. It sucks getting old you just don't heal quick enough and you just breakdown. Thanks Clinton for the years you gave us but its time to say so long!

Posted by: LongTimeSkinsFan | November 24, 2010 1:41 PM | Report abuse

Portis is DONE....we should have cut him two years ago. It sucks getting old you just don't heal quick enough and you just breakdown. Thanks Clinton for the years you gave us but its time to say so long!

Posted by: LongTimeSkinsFan | November 24, 2010 1:41 PM | Report abuse

Portis is DONE....we should have cut him two years ago. It sucks getting old you just don't heal quick enough and you just breakdown. Thanks Clinton for the years you gave us but its time to say so long!

Posted by: LongTimeSkinsFan | November 24, 2010 1:41 PM | Report abuse

Portis is DONE....we should have cut him two years ago. It sucks getting old you just don't heal quick enough and you just breakdown. Thanks Clinton for the years you gave us but its time to say so long!

Posted by: LongTimeSkinsFan | November 24, 2010 1:41 PM | Report abuse

Portis is DONE....we should have cut him two years ago. It sucks getting old you just don't heal quick enough and you just breakdown. Thanks Clinton for the years you gave us but its time to say so long!

Posted by: LongTimeSkinsFan | November 24, 2010 1:41 PM | Report abuse

Portis is DONE....we should have cut him two years ago. It sucks getting old you just don't heal quick enough and you just breakdown. Thanks Clinton for the years you gave us but its time to say so long!

Posted by: LongTimeSkinsFan | November 24, 2010 1:41 PM | Report abuse

Portis is DONE....we should have cut him two years ago. It sucks getting old you just don't heal quick enough and you just breakdown. Thanks Clinton for the years you gave us but its time to say so long!

Posted by: LongTimeSkinsFan | November 24, 2010 1:41 PM | Report abuse

"huntin is legal"

Posted by: DCFanatic | November 24, 2010 1:43 PM | Report abuse

Anyone who says CP was brittle or fragile obviously never understood the player he was. This guy was a warrior. He would knock out defenders. I mean it was lights out! Gibbs used him correctly (when Gibbs made the calls not Al Saunders). Best pass blocking RB to play for Skins - EVER. When someone calls him brittle or fragile it’s a disservice to him and a disservice to anyone who watches the NFL that can appreciate the violence it brings.

Posted by: mshetten1 | November 24, 2010 1:43 PM | Report abuse

Thanks CP, you've been a great player for the 'Skins during some tough years for the team. You are always entertaining and one of the best the team has seen. Go 26!

Posted by: namelsac1 | November 24, 2010 1:44 PM | Report abuse

Time to move along Clinton...You did well...

Posted by: vinnie777 | November 24, 2010 1:48 PM | Report abuse

Portis was done a long time ago. I'm not sure why fans in DC get so sympathetic about players. Playing in a primary position on the team, Portis has not made a significant contribution in recent history. He's always recooperating from an ailment. This is over due, Bye-bye.

Posted by: bestowens | November 24, 2010 1:48 PM | Report abuse

I remember one of his first runs with the Skins (if not his first run)against the Bucs where he went for 70-80 yards TD.

Yeah, his time is up for the Skins. Time to move on to somebody that can play majority of year healthy.

Posted by: fearturtle44 | November 24, 2010 1:50 PM | Report abuse

Thanks Clinton for all your running - you have been a bright spot for the Skins in many years when we didn't think we had a chance at winning. You were a solid player and not really a complainer ever. Thanks much - from a fan.

Posted by: steven7753 | November 24, 2010 2:14 PM | Report abuse

Thanks Clinton for all your running - you have been a bright spot for the Skins in many years when we didn't think we had a chance at winning. You were a solid player and not really a complainer ever. Thanks much - from a fan.

Posted by: steven7753 | November 24, 2010 2:14 PM | Report abuse

just glad he didn't beat John Riggin's record. He was a good back, but there is nothing special about his legacy with the franchise. I can think of a few running backs that were better playing for the Redskins; Byner, Bryant, Washington, Brown, Davis, just to name a few.

Posted by: HAWK7 | November 24, 2010 2:16 PM | Report abuse

I hope he can get his 78 yards so he's over 10,000 for his career. Probably not with the Redskins though.

Posted by: dcc1968 | November 24, 2010 2:24 PM | Report abuse


How can anyone be a Redskins fan with the current owner, ugly team name, racist past and terrible stadium experience?

Ya'll a bunch of ignorant losers.

Posted by: kenk33 | November 24, 2010 2:41 PM | Report abuse

I don't think Portis is done. Thought he played decent this year, and looked pretty good on Sunday.

Posted by: jj250 | November 24, 2010 3:12 PM | Report abuse

Portis always tried hard and showed up every time. You never knew which press conference might be the one where he threw on a purple wig and rapped about the ozone layer, or busted out the Jerome from Southeast persona to give some love to the fans. He always studied hard and showed up prepared to give the most surreal press conferences he probably could.

Some say that his occasional efforts to take time off and play a little football were a distraction, but I think they honed his skills and talent. After a few games and another injury he'd be right back at the podium, keeping things fresh and new with another stand up riff. Anyone can endure year after year of 4-12 football, but it takes a true HOFer to wear Urkel glasses and hawk Eastern Motors used cars. CP, I salute you.

Posted by: zippyspeed | November 24, 2010 3:19 PM | Report abuse

Good luck Clinton and best wishes...you did the best you could

Posted by: scrappyc20001 | November 24, 2010 3:22 PM | Report abuse

Good luck Clinton and best wishes...you did the best you could

Posted by: scrappyc20001 | November 24, 2010 3:22 PM | Report abuse

Good luck Clinton and best wishes...you did the best you could

Posted by: scrappyc20001 | November 24, 2010 3:22 PM | Report abuse

Not season ending, career ending. So much for trading a good running back for a shut down corner. The world is full of good running backs.

Posted by: 54465446 | November 24, 2010 3:25 PM | Report abuse

So long Tortoise!

Posted by: ozpunk | November 24, 2010 3:26 PM | Report abuse

I think that is the last we will see of C.P. in a Redskins uniform.

Posted by: Beltwayboy7 | November 24, 2010 3:36 PM | Report abuse

Thank goodness. Can we stick a fork in this guy now? He will NOT be back next year. He was washed up 2 years ago.

Posted by: dbeins | November 24, 2010 4:17 PM | Report abuse

How long has it been since we traded Champ Bailey for Portis? Whatever it is, it's still one of the worst trades in Redskin history. A top-notch one-on-one cornerback is a lot more rare than a top-notch running back. Again, I hated the trade then and I hate it even more now. That said, good luck to Portis and we thank you for the few good games that you gave us.

Posted by: tifoso1 | November 24, 2010 4:30 PM | Report abuse

@tifoso:

Remember, Champ was in the final year of his contract, he was unhappy here, and was gone. Gone. His agent said as much. He said as much. He was NOT coming back.

So basically, we got seven years of Clinton Portis for (1) a second round pick, and (2) a season without Champ. THAT is a good trade in most books. Certainly in mine.

Posted by: GoTeamGoTeamGooooooTeamYay | November 24, 2010 5:31 PM | Report abuse

Go TEam:

If you could lure Haynesworth to lay down on the field for 100 million, you could have gotten Bailey to play for half that number, and on every snap too.

Your trade book must have been written by Cerrato!

Posted by: 54465446 | November 24, 2010 7:44 PM | Report abuse

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