With the trade deadline for the Caps, not to mention that whole Mike Bibby buy-out, today is apparently all about “players who used to play for DC teams.” One more to add to that list: the Redskins announced that they are releasing running back Clinton Portis. From the team’s announcement:
In his seven seasons (2004-10) with the Redskins, Portis played in 84 games with 83 starts. He ranks second in franchise history in rushing yards (6,824), rushing attempts (1,667) and rushing touchdowns (46).
“Clinton provided excitement from the very first time he touched the ball as a Redskin and we were lucky to witness every ounce of energy, effort and passion he has given ever since,” Redskins Owner [REDACTED] said. “We have been through a lot both on and off of the field and we would like to wish him and his family the very best. He will always be a Redskin and go down as one of the franchise’s all-time greats.”
Portis started all five games he played in 2010, finishing with 227 rushing yards on 54 carries (4.2 avg.) and two rushing touchdowns.
Chris over at Mr. Irrelevant ranked Portis as his favorite Redskin of the [REDACTED] era. Any grievances with that ranking, folks?