Former Redskins RB Portis to retire

Posted Aug. 21, 2012 @ 3:36 p.m.
Posted By PFW staff

Former Redskins RB Clinton Portis will announce his retirement at Redskins Park on Thursday, the team announced.

Portis played in nine NFL seasons from 2002-10. He began his career with the Broncos and rushed for 1,508 yards and 15 touchdowns as a rookie. In 2003, he reached the Pro Bowl with a career-high 1,591 rushing yards, 14 touchdowns and a league-best 5.5-yard rushing average.

Portis went to the Redskins in ’04, when he rushed the ball 343 times for 1,315 yards. He returned to the Pro Bowl following the 2008 season, when he had 1,487 yards on 342 carries and 47 catches for 389 yards.

In his final season, Portis played in only five games and had 227 yards rushing and two touchdowns.

Portis retires with 9,923 rushing yards and 75 rushing touchdowns. His career average of 87.8 rushing yards per game is ninth all-time.