Portis is announcing his retirement, nearly two years after he played his last NFL game. The Washington Redskins said Tuesday that Portis and owner Dan Snyder will hold a retirement news conference Thursday.|||||||
Portis played two seasons with the Denver Broncos and then seven with the Redskins. He is most remembered for the colorful array of characters he created each week during the team's drive to the playoffs in 2005. His 1,516 yards rushing that season set a franchise record.
Portis has been released by the Washington Redskins. The Redskins cut ties with Portis on Monday, ending his seven seasons in the nation's capital.|||||||
Portis is coming off back-to-back seasons cut short by injuries and was scheduled to $8.3 million next season. Coach Mike Shanahan said Friday at the NFL combine he would not keep Portis at that salary. Portis told 106.7 The Fan that he was given the chance to restructure his deal, but he felt it was better if he moved on. Portis, who will turn 30 before next season, is 77 yards of 10,000 career rushing yards.
Portis is hoping for another chance with the Washington Redskins. The running back said Thursday wants to keep playing, despite back-to-back seasons that have ended early because of injuries.|||||||
Portis had surgery Tuesday to repair torn muscles in his left groin and lower abdomen. He season ended with a career-low 227 yards in just five games. Last year, Portis played in only eight games before suffering a severe concussion. Portis says he was ready to walk away two years ago because he had lost his "lust" for the game. He says he's regained his enthusiasm under coach Mike Shanahan.
Portis' season has come to an early end for the second year in a row. Coach Mike Shanahan said Wednesday that the Washington Redskins running back will be placed on injured reserve with a torn muscle in the lower abdomen.|||||||
The new injury is just above the area of the torn left groin that caused Portis to miss five games. Portis returned from the groin injury for Sunday's game against Tennessee but lasted only five carries before getting hurt again. Portis will have surgery and require at least two months of rehabilitation, ending his season with a career-low 227 yards on 54 carries with two touchdowns.
Portis said Thursday he's not sure yet whether he'll make his return in Monday night's Eagles-Redskins game.|||||||
He said he's still "real sore" after missing four games with a left groin injury and can't cut the way he wants. He aims to make sure he doesn't reinjure himself when he plays again.