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Reports: Redskins RB Portis to be placed I.R.

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By PFW staff

The Redskins will place RB Clinton Portis on injured reserve, according to multiple media reports.

It has been a rough season for Portis, who originally suffered a groin tear in a Week Four win over the Eagles.

After making his return last week, Portis re-aggravated the injury early on in the Redskins 19-16 overtime victory at Tennessee. He recorded 32 yards on five carries before exiting the game.

The 29-year-old, who has 9,923 career rushing yards, is in the final year of his contract with Washington.

The way we see it

Portis tried to go on Sunday, but wasn't healthy enough to finish the game. While it may have been possible for Portis to make a return late in the season, Washington needed to fill his spot on the roster.

With RB Ryan Torian out with a hamstring injury, rookie Keiland Williams will continue to get the majority of the carries. Williams has played well the past two weeks, recording 234 yards from scrimmage while scoring three touchdowns over that span.

James Davis will back up Williams, and Andre Brown, who was recently signed from the Broncos' practice squad, will be the third-string back.

Fantasy Spin

Williams should see a lot of carries with inexperienced backs behind up, but could have a tough outing against the Vikings. Minnesota ranks seventh in the league against the run and has allowed six rushing touchdowns all season.

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