Clinton Portis UNS -RBwants to play in 2012
After being released by the Redskins last February, RB Clinton Portis failed to land a job on the open market. He's not ready to retire just yet though. "I'm ready to go back, ready to work things out and I'm open to the idea of going out to prove that I can still play," Portis said. "I just turned 30 and with nine years in the NFL and six 1,000-yard seasons that's enough right there to show what I can do. I'm just ready to go prove to whatever team that's ready and willing to open the doors to go out and prove it." Portis didn't actually "just" turn 30 -- he'll be 31 in September. And he's missed 19 games with a 4.1 yards-per-carry average over his past 2 seasons. He should get a shot in training camp, but Portis is nowhere near a lock to make a roster this fall. And he's an even bigger long shot to have a fantasy impact.
Clinton Portis UNS -RBout of shape
Patriots beat writer Shalise Young hears that free-agent RB Clinton Portis showed up "incredibly out of shape" for his workout with New England on Friday. CP reportedly dropped 25 pounds over the past 2 weeks, so it's clear that he hadn't been working out this offseason. We doubt Portis lands a job before Week 1, and he won't be a fantasy factor regardless.
Clinton Portis UNS -RBworks out with Patriots
The Patriots reportedly worked out RB Clinton Portis on Friday. This makes plenty of sense because it falls in line with HC Bill Belichick's annual mandate to screw with fantasy players and the 2011 focus on recruiting locker-room cancers. In all seriousness ... psh. Give us a break, Pats.
Clinton Portis UNS -RBreleased
As expected, the Redskins have officially released RB Clinton Portis. He was due to make a ridiculous $25 million over the next 3 seasons. Portis finishes his career in D.C. as the team's 2nd all-time leading rusher, although he missed 28 games in 7 seasons. Just about washed-up at 29 years old, he won't land a feature back job on the open market. The 'Skins will move forward with Ryan Torain, Keiland Williams, and James Davis as the top-3 RBs on their depth chart.
Clinton Portis UNS -RBexpected to be released
According to Redskins beat writer Rich Campbell, HC Mike Shanahan "strongly hinted" that RB Clinton Portis will be released this offseason. It's not surprising. Portis is just about washed-up and is scheduled to make over $8 million in 2011. He'll be lucky to get a quarter of that on the open market. Portis is unlikely to be a fantasy factor ever again. Meanwhile, RB Ryan Torain is the favorite for early-down duties in Washington.
Clinton Portis UNS -RBplaced on IR
The Redskins have placed RB Clinton Portis (groin) on IR, ending his 2010 season. It's a smart move -- Portis wasn't going to contribute again this season. The move paves the way for RB Keiland Williams to take over as the full-time starter, although RB Ryan Torain (hamstring) could eat into his workload if he can get healthy.
Clinton Portis UNS -RBMRI comes back clean
An MRI on Redskins RB Clinton Portis' injured groin revealed only swelling. He's dodged another serious injury, but his status for Week 12 is still uncertain. We'll update his status again on Wednesday.
Clinton Portis UNS -RBa "longshot" for Week 12
Redskins HC Mike Shanahan calls RB Clinton Portis (groin) a "longshot" for Week 12. Portis obviously came back too quickly from that groin injury and aggravated it in the 1st half of Sunday's game against Titans. He may miss a few more games now.
Clinton Portis UNS -RBre-injures groin
Redskins RB Clinton Portis re-injured his groin in the 1st half of Sunday's game against the Titans. Can't say we're surprised.
Clinton Portis UNS -RBwill start Week 11
ESPN's Adam Schefter reports that Redskins RB Clinton Portis will start today's game against the Titans. Of course, that doesn't mean he'll be the team's lead back for the whole game. Portis was averaging just 4.0 yards per carry before tearing his groin, and we can't imagine him being much more productive now. Look for him and RB Keiland Williams to split carries today, making both guys low-end RB3s.
Clinton Portis UNS -RBexpected back for Week 11
Redskins HC Mike Shanahan says RB Clinton Portis (groin) will be ready to go for Sunday's game against the Titans. Portis isn't a fantasy option, but his return puts a huge dent in RB Keiland Williams' stock. In fact, we wouldn't be shocked to see Portis lead the team in carries on Sunday. Your best bet is to avoid this backfield for now.
Clinton Portis UNS -RB50-50 for Week 11
Redskins RB Clinton Portis (groin) puts his chances of playing against the Titans this Sunday at 50-50. Despite being a game-time decision, Portis wasn't really close to playing agains the Eagles this past Monday. Even if he's active for Week 11, we'd expect his role to be minimal.
Clinton Portis UNS -RBinactive
As expected, Redskins RB Clinton Portis (groin) is inactive for tonight's game against the Eagles. He has a chance to return for Week 11, but we're not expecting him to be a fantasy factor again this season.
Clinton Portis UNS -RBexpected to be inactive
NFL Network's Jason La Canfora confirms that RB Clinton Portis (groin) is expected to be inactive for tonight's game against the Eagles. RB Ryan Torain (hamstring) remains on track to start.
Clinton Portis UNS -RBsays he's a game-time decision
Redskins RB Clinton Portis (groin) says he'll be a game-time decision for Monday night's showdown with the Eagles. We'll see about that. CP did very little in Monday's practice and experienced swelling afterwards. We'd still bet heavily against him playing.
Clinton Portis UNS -RBback on the practice field
Redskins RB Clinton Portis (groin) got back on the practice field Tuesday, albeit in an extremely limited fashion. HC Mike Shanahan has already insinuated that it'll take Portis at least a couple weeks to be ready for game action once he starts practicing again. Don't expect him back until Week 11 at the absolute earliest. And even then, it's unclear what his role will be.
Clinton Portis UNS -RBwon't be back anytime soon
Redskins HC Mike Shanahan says it'll be "at least a couple weeks" before RB Clinton Portis (groin) is able to get back on the practice field. You gotta figure it'd be another week or two after that until Portis is ready for game action. We don't envision him being a fantasy factor again this season. Ryan Torain's job as the feature back is safe.
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