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Clinton Portis

Clinton Portis - #26 - RB

Status Inactive
Height/Weight 5' 11"/ 218 lbs.
Birthday 09/01/1981
Birthplace Laurel, MS
College Miami (FL)
Years played 10
Drafted 2002, 2nd round, 19th pick by Broncos

Former Redskins RB Portis to retire

Posted Aug. 21, 2012 @ 3:36 p.m. ET
Former Redskins RB Clinton Portis will announce his retirement at Redskins Park on Thursday, the team announced.

Report: Portis works out with Pats

Posted Aug. 19, 2011 @ 6:09 p.m. ET
According to PFW correspondent and Boston Herald writer Ian Rapoport, former Redskins RB Clinton Portis had a workout with the Patriots.

Redskins release RB Portis

Posted Feb. 28, 2011 @ 2:21 p.m. ET
As predicted by the player himself earlier Monday, the Redskins announced that they have released RB Clinton Portis.

Shanahan talks McNabb, Portis, Haynesworth

Posted Feb. 25, 2011 @ 7:24 p.m. ET
Redskins head coach Mike Shanahan spoke Friday about Donovan McNabb, Clinton Portis and Albert Haynesworth, all three of whom could be playing elsewhere next season.

Portis wants to return, but do Redskins want him?

Posted Dec. 31, 2010 @ 5:29 p.m. ET
RB Clinton Portis told media members this week that he's not done, but you have to wonder what, if any, his role would be in Washington in 2011.

Redskins must piece together running game

Posted Dec. 04, 2010 @ 9:10 p.m. ET
The Redskins must live with what they have in the backfield and the offensive line, but changes are expected in the rushing attack for next season.

Portis' Redskins career might be over

Posted Nov. 25, 2010 @ 11:51 a.m. ET
The Redskins placed RB Clinton Portis on injured reserve, and it's very possible that he might not play for the team again.

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

Posted Nov. 24, 2010 @ 12:54 p.m. ET
The Redskins will place RB Clinton Portis on injured reserve, according to multiple media reports.

Injury-depleted Redskins promote RB Davis

Posted Nov. 22, 2010 @ 11:01 p.m. ET
Injuries to RBs Clinton Portis and Ryan Torain, as well as a number of other players, have caused the Redskins to shake up their roster.

Report: Portis could be done for the year

Posted Nov. 22, 2010 @ 1:40 p.m. ET
Redskins RB Clinton Portis returned to the field Sunday for the first time since injuring his groin in Week Four, but he aggravated the injury early in the game and could miss the rest of the season.

Redskins beat Titans on Gano's game-winner

Posted Nov. 21, 2010 @ 4:53 p.m. ET
Graham Gano kicked a 48-yard field goal with 8:17 left in overtime and the Redskins beat the Titans 19-16 on Sunday after knocking Vince Young out of the game with an injured thumb on his throwing hand.

Report: Portis will start Sunday

Posted Nov. 21, 2010 @ 10:31 a.m. ET
Redskins RB Clinton Portis will reportedly start in Sunday's game vs. the Titans in his first game since Oct. 3.

Report: Torain tweaks hamstring in pregame

Posted Nov. 15, 2010 @ 10:35 p.m. ET
Redskins RB Ryan Torain appeared to have reinjured a hamstring injury during pregame warm-ups for the Monday-night home game against Philadelphia, The Washington Post reported. As a result, Keiland Williams started at running back while Torain was riding an exercise ...

Report: Portis inactive; Torain, Banks cleared for Monday night

Posted Nov. 15, 2010 @ 11:18 a.m. ET
The Redskins will have dynamic returner Brandon Banks and RB Ryan Torain, but reportedly will be without RB Clinton Portis for their Monday night game vs. the Eagles.

Portis' role remains unclear with Redskins

Posted Nov. 12, 2010 @ 3:22 p.m. ET
RB Clinton Portis hopes to return to the Redskins' lineup soon, but his role once he gets there will be unclear.


Posted Aug. 21, 2012
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.
Posted Feb. 28, 2011
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.
Posted Dec. 02, 2010
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.
Posted Nov. 24, 2010
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.
Posted Nov. 11, 2010
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.