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  Saints | Ladell Betts placed on IR    Wed Dec 8, 12:48 PM

The New Orleans Saints have placed RB Ladell Betts (neck) on Injured Reserve, ending his 2010 season, reports WWLTV.com.

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  Saints | Week 13 Inactives    Sun Dec 5, 12:00 PM

The New Orleans Saints have declared OT Charles Brown, DL Junior Galette, RB Ladell Betts, CB Leigh Torrence, FS Matt Giordano, RB Pierre Thomas, LB Ramon Humber, TE Tory Humphrey inactive for Week 13.

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  Saints | Ladell Betts misses practice Friday    Fri Dec 3, 04:49 PM

New Orleans Saints RB Ladell Betts (neck) did not practice Friday, Dec. 3, and is out for Week 13.

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  Saints | Ladell Betts does not practice Thursday    Thu Dec 2, 02:59 PM

New Orleans Saints RB Ladell Betts (neck) did not participate in practice Thursday, Dec. 2, reports NewOrleansSaints.com.

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  Saints | Ladell Betts misses practice Wednesday    Wed Dec 1, 07:22 PM

New Orleans Saints RB Ladell Betts (neck) did not practice Wednesday, Dec. 1.

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  Saints | Week 12 Inactives    Thu Nov 25, 03:19 PM

The New Orleans Saints have declared OT Charles Brown, FS Darren Sharper, TE Jeremy Shockey, DL Junior Galette, RB Ladell Betts, FS Matt Giordano, RB Pierre Thomas, QB Sean Canfield inactive for Week 12.

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  Saints | Optimistic about Reggie Bush    Wed Nov 24, 11:26 PM

Updating a previous report, New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton is optimistic that RB Reggie Bush (fibula) will be able to return from his broken right leg against the Dallas Cowboys in Week 12 Thursday, Nov. 25, according to The Associated Press. Bush is listed as questionable for the game. If Bush does not play, FB Heath Evans could see more playing time with RB Ladell Betts (neck) out with a sprained neck.

Footballguys view: Bush still shouldn't be trusted this week, but this a great sign that he'll be a good flex play in PPR leagues for week 13.

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  Saints | Two RBs ruled out for Week 12    Wed Nov 24, 04:51 PM

New Orleans Saints RBs Ladell Betts (neck, head) and Pierre Thomas (ankle) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Nov. 24, and have been ruled out for Week 12.

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  Saints | Ladell Betts does not practice Tuesday    Tue Nov 23, 10:16 PM

New Orleans Saints RB Ladell Betts (head, neck) did not practice Tuesday, Nov. 23.

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  Saints | Ladell Betts could see time in Week 4    Thu Sep 30, 11:56 PM

New Orleans Saints RB Ladell Betts is expected to be the featured back in the team's Week 4 game against the Carolina Panthers if RB Pierre Thomas (ankle) does not play, according to NewOrleans.com's Brian Allee-Walsh. Betts took the majority of the snaps with the first-team offense in practice this week, with RBs Chris Ivory and DeShawn Wynn working in reserve duties. Wynn could be promoted from the practice squad to be active in Week 4.

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  Saints | Ladell Betts knows the offense    Thu Sep 23, 04:24 AM

New Orleans Saints RB Ladell Betts spent time this summer with the Saints, so he should already know the team's offense, reports Sheldon Mickles, of The Advocate. It is not clear how much playing time Betts will receive during Week 3 against the Atlanta Falcons. Betts said he is a lot more confident in his knee now that he has been able to test it previously.

Footballguys view: We're not expecting much from Betts this week now that he's back with the Saints. New Orleans should give Pierre Thomas a larger role in the offense and use Lance Moore on some of the short routes that Reggie Bush usually runs.

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  Saints | Ladell Betts re-signed     Wed Sep 22, 11:20 AM

The New Orleans Saints have re-signed unrestricted free-agent RB Ladell Betts to a one-year deal worth around $800,000, reports Jason La Canfora, of NFL Network.

Footballguys view: Betts was with the team earlier this year but didn't make the final cut. He returns to the team in order to give them veteran depth at the RB position while Reggie Bush is out with a broken bone in his leg.

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  Saints | Working out Ladell Betts    Tue Sep 21, 08:07 PM

The New Orleans Saints have worked out free-agent RB Ladell Betts, reports NFL Network's Jason La Canfora. Betts was briefly with the team during training camp before being released.

Footballguys view: This means undrafted rookie Chris Ivory is probably not ready to return to the field yet.

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  Saints | Ladell Betts released    Fri Sep 3, 03:14 PM

The New Orleans Saints have released RB Ladell Betts, reports ESPN's Adam Schefter.

Footballguys view: Chris Ivory is looking like a great deep dynasty stash right now.

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  Saints | Seven sit out second preseason game    Sun Aug 22, 03:58 AM

New Orleans Saints OT Jon Stinchcomb (shoulder), FS Darren Sharper (knee), RB Ladell Betts (knee), LB Stanley Arnoux (ankle), TE Jimmy Graham (ankle), LB Clint Ingram (knee) and S Usama Young (groin) did not play Saturday, Aug. 21, reports Les East, of The Advocate.

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  Saints | Ladell Betts out for preseason game Saturday    Sat Aug 21, 03:26 PM

New Orleans Saints RB Ladell Betts (knee) will not play in the team's preseason game Saturday, Aug. 21, reports the Biloxi Sun Herald's Jim Mashek.

Footballguys view: Betts was added to the roster when Lynell Hamilton was lost for the season, but we'll have to wait for his Saints debut.

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  Saints | Ladell Betts expected to be used in short yard situations    Tue Aug 17, 06:23 PM

New Orleans Saints RB Ladell Betts are expected to be used in short-yardage and goal line situations this season, reports Pat Yasinskas, of ESPN.com.

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  Saints | Ladell Betts signed    Mon Aug 16, 06:56 PM

The New Orleans Saints have signed unrestricted free-agent RB Ladell Betts (Redskins) to a one-year deal worth $755,000, reports Pat Yasinskas, of ESPN.com. Betts could earn up to $1 million if he reaches certain incentives.

Footballguys view: Betts is a rugged back who could vulture a few TDs from Pierre Thomas and eventually have value as the Saints #3 back, just as Thomas did a few years ago.

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  Saints | Could sign Ladell Betts    Wed Aug 11, 06:04 PM

The New Orleans Saints may look to sign unrestricted free-agent RB Ladell Betts (Redskins) after the injury to RB Lynell Hamilton (knee), according to Mike Triplett, of the New Orleans Times-Picayune. The Saints met with Betts last week.

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  Broncos | Made offer to Ladell Betts    Wed Aug 4, 08:14 PM

The Denver Broncos made an offer to free-agent RB Ladell Betts (Redskins) Wednesday, Aug. 4, but he is looking to pursue other opportunities, reports NFL.com's Jason La Canfora.

Footballguys view: This makes you wonder if the Broncos really have much to offer in the way of touches to LenDale White, even though his signing seemed a bit ominous for the prospects of Knowshon Moreno and Correll Buckhalter's injuries.

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  Saints | Ladell Betts scheduled to work out Thursday    Tue Aug 3, 08:18 PM

The New Orleans Saints are scheduled to work out free-agent RB Ladell Betts (Redskins) Thursday, Aug. 5, reports Fox 31 Denver's Josina Anderson, citing sources.

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  Broncos | Ladell Betts scheduled to work out Wednesday    Tue Aug 3, 08:18 PM

The Denver Broncos are scheduled to work out free-agent RB Ladell Betts (Redskins) Wednesday, Aug. 4, reports Fox 31 Denver's Josina Anderson, citing sources.

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  Redskins | Betts released    Thu Mar 4, 05:05 PM

Jason La Canfora, of the NFL Network, reports the Washington Redskins have released RB Ladell Betts.

Footballguys view: The Redskins RB corps keeps shrinking as Clinton Portis and P.J. Hill may be the featured backs in 2010. They may select a RB in the 2010 NFL Draft, but not with a premium pick. Mike Shanahan has a proven track record of being able to take players like Mike Anderson, Olandis Gary, Tatum Bell, and Reuben Droughns and turn them into productive - 1,000-yard rushers.

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  Redskins | Betts to IR    Mon Nov 23, 04:57 PM

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports the Washington Redskins placed RB Ladell Betts (knee) on the Injured Reserve list Monday, Nov. 23.

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  Redskins | Update on Betts    Mon Nov 23, 01:31 PM

Updating a previous report, The Associated Press reports Washington Redskins RB Ladell Betts (knee) is out for the season with damage to both his ACL and MCL in his left knee, according to head coach Jim Zorn. Betts will be placed on the Injured Reserve list.

Footballguys view: Clinton Portis should be back from his injury soon, but is expected to miss the game against the Eagles this week. Rock Cartwright should carry the load for the Redskins, with Quinton Ganther spelling him from time to time. The team is also expected to re-sign RB Marcus Mason.

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  Redskins | Betts out for season with torn ACL, PCL    Mon Nov 23, 09:56 AM

Updating an ongoing story, ESPN.com reports Washington Redskins RB Ladell Betts (knee) has been diagnosed with a torn anterior cruciate ligament and posterior cruciate ligament and will miss the rest of the season, a team source told ESPN's Adam Schefter.

Footballguys view: Betts ran really hard last week against the Broncos, and it's unfortunate that he was injured in the contest against the Cowboys. Rock Cartwright played well in his absence, but the team is looking for more help going forward. Clinton Portis could be back from his injury soon, and the team is looking to re-sign RB Marcus Mason.

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  Redskins | Betts likely tore his MCL Week 11    Sun Nov 22, 10:59 PM

Updating a previous item, Jason Reid, of The Washington Post, reports Washington Redskins RB Ladell Betts (knee) suffered a torn MCL "for sure," according to head coach Jim Zorn. Zorn added he doesn't know how severe the injury is. Betts will undergo an MRI exam Monday, Nov. 23. Betts did not want to speculate about possibly missing the team's last six games. Betts added, "I can't even feel anything right now, I don't have any pain, so I'll just get the MRI in the morning, see what damage is done and go from there."

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  Redskins | Betts likely tore his MCL Week 11    Sun Nov 22, 10:59 PM

Updating a previous item, Jason Reid, of The Washington Post, reports Washington Redskins RB Ladell Betts (knee) suffered a torn MCL "for sure," according to head coach Jim Zorn. Zorn added he doesn't know how severe the injury. Betts will undergo an MRI exam Monday, Nov. 23. Betts did not want to speculate about possibly missing the team's last six games. Betts added, "I can't even feel anything right now, I don't have any pain, so I'll just get the MRI in the morning, see what damage is done and go from there."

Footballguys view: Rock Cartwright saw the bulk of the action in Betts' absence and should continue to do so with Clinton Portis expected to be out at least another two weeks.

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  Redskins | Betts injured, not expected to return    Sun Nov 22, 01:29 PM

Washington Redskins RB Ladell Betts (knee) injured his knee and was helped off the field in the first quarter. He is not expected to return to action. Rock Cartwright replaced Betts.

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  Redskins | Betts practices in full Wednesday    Wed Nov 18, 09:48 PM

Washington Redskins RB Ladell Betts (ankle) practiced in full Wednesday, Nov. 18.

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  Redskins | Portis says no need to hurry back if Betts plays well    Wed Nov 18, 06:22 PM

Dan Steinberg, of The Washington Post, reports Washington Redskins RB Clinton Portis (concussion) said he does not need to rush back to the lineup as long as RB Ladell Betts is playing well while is out.

Footballguys view: Portis indicated that he would not mind splitting time with Ladell Betts when he is able to return fully healthy. Portis also said he will do what he can during practice while he still is experiencing symptoms from the concussion.

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  Redskins | Betts practices in full Wednesday    Wed Nov 18, 05:16 PM

Todd Archer, of The Dallas Morning News, reports Washington Redskins RB Ladell Betts (ankle) practiced in full Wednesday, Nov. 18.

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  Redskins | Betts runs for 114 yards Week 10    Sun Nov 15, 05:36 PM

The Associated Press reports Washington Redskins RB Ladell Betts had 26 carries for 114 yards with a touchdown during the team's Week 10 game.

Footballguys view: Betts fought through an ankle injury to carry the ball 26 times. He seemed to get stronger as the game went along and the Redskins powered the ball down the field on long drives featuring the running game. He'll be a strong start in relief of Portis.

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  Redskins | Might rotate RBs with Betts in Week 10    Sun Nov 15, 12:19 PM

The NFL Network's Jason La Canfora reports Washington Redskins RB Ladell Betts (ankle) will start in Week 10 in place of RB Clinton Portis (concussion), but Betts still isn't 100 percent. The Redskins may rotate other backs with Betts to keep him fresh. Head coach Jim Zorn said Friday, Nov. 13, RBs Rock Cartwright and Quinton Ganther could be used in a committee approach this week against the Denver Broncos.

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  Redskins | Betts questionable for Week 10    Fri Nov 13, 02:39 PM

Ryan O'Halloran, of The Washington Times, reports Washington Redskins RB Ladell Betts (ankle) was limited during practice Friday, Nov. 13. He is listed as questionable for Week 10 but is expected to start.

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  Redskins | Betts limited Thursday    Thu Nov 12, 03:55 PM

Ryan O'Halloran, of The Washington Times, reports Washington Redskins RB Ladell Betts (ankle) was limited in practice Thursday, Nov. 12, and is expected to play in Week 10.

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  Redskins | Betts misses practice Wednesday    Wed Nov 11, 09:42 PM

Washington Redskins RB Ladell Betts (ankle) missed the team's practice Wednesday, Nov. 11.

Footballguys view: Track this one closely. In very deep leagues, Rock Cartwright could have value if Betts ankle keeps him from playing on Sunday.

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  Redskins | Betts has sprained ankle    Mon Nov 9, 05:12 PM

The Associated Press reports Washington Redskins RB Ladell Betts (ankle) has a sprained ankle, but is expected to start in Week 10 if RB Clinton Portis (concussion) is inactive.

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  Redskins | Portis out with concussion    Sun Nov 8, 01:52 PM

Rick Maese, of the Washington Post, reports that Redskins RB Clinton Portis has suffered a concussion, and he will not return to the game.

Footballguys view: Ladell Betts should get a lot of work in Portis place, but the Redskins seem more destined for a top five pick every week.

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  Redskins | Zorn says team not signing RB Chris Henry    Tue Oct 6, 01:16 PM

The Washington Post reports on their twitter feed that on his radio show, Jim Zorn says the Redskins will not be signing ex-Titans RB Chris Henry.

Footballguys view: Henry worked out for the team on Monday, but the team decided to go with what they've got behind Clinton Portis. Ladell Betts and Marcus Mason would get the first crack at the starting job if Portis were to miss time with injury.

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  Redskins | Schefter: Portis playing    Sun Oct 4, 11:32 AM

Adam Schefter, of ESPN.com, reports that Washington RB Clinton Portis will play today vs. Tampa Bay.

Footballguys view: Portis makes a good flex and acceptable RB2 in his easy matchup vs. Tampa.

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  Redskins | Alridge may get some playing time    Sat Sep 26, 07:20 PM

Jason Reid, from the Washington Post, notes that in a highly unusual move, the Redskins are carrying five running backs on the roster: Clinton Portis, Anthony Alridge, Ladell Betts, Marcus Mason and Rock Cartwright. Portis, Betts, Mason and Cartwright are considered tackle-to-tackle guys. Alridge is the only member of the group with home-run potential, and he moved ahead of Mason and Cartwright as soon as he was re-signed.

Footballguys view: Reid also thinks that Betts grip on the third down role isn't as strong as it was before the opener. He has barely produced when called upon, and doesn't have the same type of big play ability that Alridge has. However, if Portis were to miss time due to injury Betts would get first crack at the starting job.

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  Redskins | Portis' playing time limited Week 1    Wed Sep 16, 07:44 PM

Ryan O'Halloran, of The Washington Times, reports Washington Redskins RB Clinton Portis had 16 carries Week 1, but he only played 24 snaps against the New York Giants. His playing time was limited because RB Ladell Betts took eight of the 10 third-down plays in which the Redskins used a running back. Portis also wasn't on the field for the final seven-play scoring drive.

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  Redskins | Betts practices Monday    Mon Aug 24, 04:52 PM

CBSSports.com reports Washington Redskins RB Ladell Betts (back) participated in practice Monday, Aug. 24.

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  Redskins | Sellers, Betts not expected to miss time    Mon Aug 24, 02:52 AM

Ryan O'Halloran, of The Washington Times, reports Washington Redskins RB Ladell Betts (oblique) and FB Mike Sellers (knee) are not expected to miss any time, according to head coach Jim Zorn.

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  49ers | Parameters set for Crabtree?    Sat Aug 22, 08:21 PM

Matt Maiocco, from the Santa Rosa Press Democrat, reports now that the Nos. 9 and 11 draft picks have signed, will that help the 49ers reach contract terms with Michael Crabtree, the No. 10 selection? That sounds like a reasonable starting and finishing point, doesn't it? At least we now know what the 49ers are (have been) offering. According to league sources, the 49ers' contract proposal fits snuggly in the middle - as it should. The 49ers' contract offer to Crabtree and his agent, Eugene Parker, is believed to be in the neighborhood of 5 yrs, $20 M base, $26.5 M max, $16 M guaranteed.

Footballguys view: Whether he likes it or not, Michael Crabtree's contract is pretty much set. His camp seems to be obsessed with what Darrius Heyward-Bey received from the Raiders. If he were to sit out the entire year, and re-enter the draft next year he would likely be drafted lower than #10 overall. The 49ers have all the leverage in this situation, and Crabtree will just have to realize that and get to camp.

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  Redskins | Betts has had a strong offseason and training camp, now third-down back    Fri Aug 21, 05:07 PM

Updating previous reports, Jason Reid, of The Washington Post, reports Washington Redskins RB Ladell Betts has taken over as the team's primary third-down back because he forced the issue with the team's coaching staff based off of what he has been able to do on the field. The Redskins are eager to give him more work, and have been impressed with his performance during the offseason as well as training camp.

Footballguys view: If Clinton Portis has nagging injuries build up like he did last year, this could become a full-blown RBBC by the time the fantasy playoffs roll around.

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  Redskins | Less could mean more for Portis     Fri Aug 21, 05:06 PM

Jason Reid, of The Washington Post, reports Washington Redskins RB Clinton Portis should, in theory, be able to remain energized from start to finish this year because he will have less plays with RB Ladell Betts taking over as the team's third-down back. It could be interesting to see how Portis takes the situation moving forward, as he previously would check himself out of games when he needed a rest. Portis, who has never been a stranger to voicing his thoughts, also has the ear of team owner Daniel Snyder and executive vice president of football operations Vinny Cerrato.

Footballguys view: This is part of the reason Portis is falling to the second round (or later) in most leagues.

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  Redskins | Betts expected to have a bigger role    Fri Aug 21, 12:28 PM

Jason Reid, from the Washington Post, reports coach Jim Zorn has expanded Ladell Betts's responsibilities, making him the primary running back on third downs. That previously had been Clinton Portis's domain -- as well as every other down for the Redskins' offense -- as long as Portis was physically sound enough to play or not on the sideline during a rare break for him.

Footballguys view: Remember this story if you're sitting at the end of the first round and considering Clinton Portis for your fantasy team. The Redskins want to keep Portis healthy, and will expand the role of Ladell Betts in order to do so. Portis could see a decline in production, especially as a receiver. We suggest that if you're sitting at the turn you should look to draft one of the elite wide receivers first.

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  Redskins | Betts could be the 3rd down back    Mon Aug 3, 10:22 PM

Jason Reid, from the Washington Post, reports Ladell Betts has been told he will play more. "This is training camp, and anything can happen, so I'm not taking my job lightly, like it's just mine," Betts said last week. "But I approach it as if it's mine, and I prepare myself to be the starter. I have been told that hopefully I'll be able to play more, third-down situations. We'll see." Coach Jim Zorn said he is still working out the formula for which Betts will be used, but there are indications that he could be inserted in almost every third-down passing situation.

Footballguys view: The Redskins want Clinton Portis to stay healthy for the entire season, so it makes sense they would be looking to get Ladell Betts more involved. Back in 2006, when Portis was lost for most of the season due to injury Betts rushed for over 1,100 yards and had 53 receptions. If you do draft Clinton Portis, don't select him too early and make sure to get Betts later on because he is a must-handcuff.

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