Shanahan: 'Let's not talk about' Portis

Posted Feb. 26, 2010 @ 3:05 p.m.
Posted By Eric Edholm

INDIANAPOLIS — Redskins head coach Mike Shanahan didn't reveal much in his Combine talk with the media, personnel-wise, other than that the team will tender restricted free-agent QB Jason Campbell and expects to have him on the team next season.

On the subject of RB Clinton Portis, though, Shanahan was even less glib.

"Let's not talk about Clinton," Shanahan said. "Let's talk about everybody with the Washington Redskins. Let's not focus on one guy. I want everybody to be as good a football player as they can be. What it takes is a commitment to get better every day. I want all the guys on our football team to make a commitment in the offseason to work and work extremely hard. That's the only way we're going to get better as a team."

There has been heavy speculation that Portis will not be back, and Shanahan has done his best to fuel that speculation with relative silence. There was more of that Friday.


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