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Redskins Insider Archive: Running backs

Will Clinton Portis be on an NFL roster next season?

The Post Sports Live team discusses Portis's career and future prospects....

By Washington Post editors  | March 1, 2011; 1:33 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (104)
Categories:  Clinton Portis, Running backs  
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Coin toss: Running back options?

So much of the offseason speculation has focused on the Redskins' quarterbacks, offensive line and defensive line that we thought we'd ask a different question: What should the team do at running back? Do you like Ryan Torain as an every down back? Is Clinton Portis still capable of carrying...

By Washington Post editors  | February 8, 2011; 12:07 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (121)
Categories:  Chris Horton, Keiland Williams, Running backs, Ryan Torain  
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Kyle Shanahan says rushing struggles are "huge factor"

In the 17-13 loss to the Minnesota Vikings, the Redskins rushed for just 29 yards and had only a 2.2-yard average. Against the NFL's fifth-ranked rushing defense, the Redskins' longest gain was four yards. Washington is 26th in rushing with a 90.7-yard average, and offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan is...

By Jason Reid  | December 3, 2010; 10:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (38)
Categories:  Kyle Shanahan, Running backs  
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Redskins bring in 12th running back

With their top two running backs injured and their most recent performance good for only 29 yards on the ground, the Redskins brought in yet another running back Wednesday, rookie Shawnbrey McNeal, who they signed to the practice squad. He replaces running back Kestahn Moore, who was signed last week,...

By Barry Svrluga  | December 1, 2010; 12:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (41)
Categories:  Running backs, wide receivers  
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Redskins to add running back Andre Brown

With Clinton Portis headed to the season-ending injured reserve list, the Redskins were expected to move quickly to add free agent running back Andre Brown to their active roster, according to a league source. Brown was a fourth-round pick in the 2009 draft by the New York Giants, but has...

By Rick Maese  | November 24, 2010; 12:36 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (48)
Categories:  Clinton Portis, Running backs  
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Teammates feel loss of veteran Clinton Portis

As news spread quickly through the Redskins locker room Wednesday that Clinton Portis would be placed on season-ending injured reserve, his teammates expressed how much the veteran running back would be missed. "It's a huge blow," rookie left tackle Trent Williams said. "He's one of the leaders on this offense...

By Jason Reid and Rick Maese  | November 24, 2010; 12:17 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (25)
Categories:  Clinton Portis, Running backs  
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Older Entries in This Category »

Clinton Portis hopes to play Sunday, Jason Reid , November 23, 2010
Redskins promoting James Davis to 53-man roster, Rick Maese , November 22, 2010
Chad Simpson injured during warm-up, Rick Maese , November 21, 2010
A bright spot: Keiland Williams's evening, Rick Maese , November 16, 2010
Portis and Torain still sore, McNabb not full speed, Barry Svrluga , November 10, 2010
James Davis says he's ready to play Monday, Rick Maese , November 10, 2010
Clinton Portis sore after full-speed workout, Rick Maese , November 9, 2010
James Davis could make this week's roster, Jason Reid , November 8, 2010
Clinton Portis, Ryan Torain practice, Barry Svrluga , November 8, 2010
Redskins running out of running backs? , Jason Reid , November 1, 2010
Keiland Williams picks up load for injured Torain, Barry Svrluga , October 31, 2010
Only two running backs for Lions game, Jason Reid , October 31, 2010
RB James Davis is looking for his chance, Jason Reid , October 27, 2010
Ryan Torain not yet a cure for Redskins' run game, Paul Tenorio , October 11, 2010
Torain growing more confident , Jason Reid , October 10, 2010
RB Quinn Porter signed to the practice squad, Jason Reid , October 7, 2010
Ryan Torain to replace Brandon Banks on roster, Rick Maese and Jason Reid , September 24, 2010
Now No. 2, Keiland Williams has similar role, Rick Maese , September 24, 2010
Redskins cut running back Larry Johnson, Barry Svrluga and Jason Reid , September 21, 2010
Changes coming to running back depth chart? , Rick Maese , September 20, 2010
Keiland Williams glad the call never came, Paul Tenorio , September 7, 2010
Source: Redskins cut Willie Parker, Jason Reid and Paul Tenorio , September 4, 2010
Breaking down the Redskins' 53-man roster, Jason Reid , September 2, 2010
Redskins trade Dennis Morris to Rams, Jason Reid and Rick Maese , August 30, 2010
Larry Johnson hits his groove, Jason Reid , August 28, 2010
Parker gets his shot, but Johnson shines, Jorge Castillo , August 28, 2010
Darrel Young leaves the game with an illness, Rick Maese , August 27, 2010
Some questions that may be answered tonight, Rick Maese , August 27, 2010
Johnson ready to take his turn in backfield, Jason Reid , August 17, 2010
Brian Westbrook joining 49ers, not Redskins, Rick Maese , August 16, 2010
Willie Parker moves up the depth chart, Jason Reid , August 16, 2010
Redskins remain interested in Brian Westbrook, Barry Svrluga , August 15, 2010
Willie Parker not concerned about depth chart, Paul Tenorio , August 9, 2010
Willie Parker listed No. 4 on depth chart, Rick Maese and Paul Tenorio , August 9, 2010
The Running Backs: A breakdown, Barry Svrluga , August 5, 2010
Brian Westbrook still weighing his options, Barry Svrluga , August 3, 2010
A few notable absences at Redskins' practice, Paul Tenorio , June 10, 2010
 
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