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  NFL | Clinton Portis suing league    Fri Aug 16, 08:29 AM

Former RB Clinton Portis has joined the list of players to file suit against the NFL due to concussions.

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  NFL | Clinton Portis played through concussions    Mon Jul 1, 09:45 AM

Former NFL RB Clinton Portis said he played through concussions all the time. 'It was just the way things were at the time,' Portis said. 'I'd get hit hard and be woozy. I'd be dizzy. I'd take a play off and then go back in. Sometimes when I went back into the game, I still couldn't see straight. This happened all the time. Sometimes once or twice a game.'

Footballguys view: This matches up with what many of us experienced as kids playing sports, when you would just take a few plays off when you got your "bell rung". The crucial fact that will determine how the hundreds of lawsuits against the NFL will turn out is whether the NFL was aware of the danger of players continuing to play immediately after suffering head injuries.

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  NFL | Clinton Portis set to retire     Tue Aug 21, 02:38 PM

The Washington Redskins announced a retirement press conference Thursday, Aug. 23, for RB Clinton Portis.

Footballguys view: Portis splashed onto the scene as a rookie with the Denver Broncos in 2002. He rushed for over 1,500 yards each of his first two seasons in the league with Denver. However, in 2004 the team decided to trade him to the Washington Redskins for Cornerback Champ Bailey. He had an up and down career in Washington and ends his career just 77 yards shy of 10,000 for his career. Portis will also be remember for his wacky interview personae like Southeast Jerome.

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  NFL | Clinton Portis drawing interest from teams    Tue Mar 13, 08:59 PM

The agent for free-agent RB Clinton Portis (Redskins) (knee) said Tuesday, March 13, that his client has two upcoming visits with NFL teams, and he has been contacted by four clubs with an interest. Portis did not play last season as he recuperated from a serious groin injury.

Footballguys view: It's interesting that teams would show interest now at the start of free agency when they could've signed Portis as a street free agent starting last month. He wore down over his pro career and we think it will be difficult for him to find a new home in 2012.

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  NFL | Clinton Portis has passion to return    Fri Feb 17, 10:13 AM

Free-agent RB Clinton Portis (Redskins) said that he has his passion back for football after being 'heartbroken' following his release from the Washington Redskins. Portis sat out the 2011 season. 'I'm ready to go back, ready to work things out and I'm open to 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.'

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  NFL | Clinton Portis receiving interest    Thu Feb 16, 04:27 PM

Jason Fletcher, agent for free-agent RB Clinton Portis (Redskins), said teams has expressed interest in Portis and is expected to meet with some teams during the NFL Scouting Combine. Portis said private doctors have medically cleared him to play next season.

Footballguys view: Portis isn't the same back he used to be but there might be a team willing to sign him for veteran insurance. With this talent heavy RB class in the draft it will be difficult for Portis to stick on a roster.

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  Bengals | Work out running backs    Tue Sep 27, 03:25 PM

The Cincinnati Bengals have worked out free-agent RBs Larry Johnson (Dolphins) and Clinton Portis (Redskins). Portis had previously worked out with the Tennessee Titans, Miami Dolphins, New England Patriots and Seattle Seahawks.

Footballguys view: Portis has looked good in his private workouts according to reports and may just be the answer here. Johnson has been with the Bengals before but is not the same player he used to be. While Benson is out the team will ask more from Bernard Scott, but are keeping their options open when looking for other backs.

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  Titans | Unlikely to sign Clinton Portis    Wed Sep 21, 11:13 AM

The Tennessee Titans likely will not sign free-agent RB Clinton Portis (Redskins) even though they worked him out Tuesday, Sept. 20. The team worked him out because they wanted to update their emergency list in case one of their running backs was injured.

Footballguys view: Portis reportedly had a strong workout for the Titans, but it wasn't enough to get him signed.

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  Titans | Clinton Portis sharp in workout    Tue Sep 20, 09:10 PM

Free-agent RB Clinton Portis (Redskins) reportedly had a strong workout for the Tennessee Titans Tuesday, Sept. 20. He ran well, and might be signed in the next week or so.

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  Titans | Aaron Brown, Clinton Portis to work out    Mon Sep 19, 11:32 PM

The Tennessee Titans will work out free-agent RBs Aaron Brown (Lions) and Clinton Portis (Redskins) Tuesday, Sept. 20.

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  Seahawks | Will work out Clinton Portis    Wed Aug 31, 02:05 PM

The Seattle Seahawks are scheduled to work out free-agent RB Clinton Portis (Redskins) at some point this week.

Footballguys view: The Seahawks have a decent group of backs behind Marshawn Lynch. Even their fourth-string guy Thomas Clayton has shown flashes this preseason.

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  Patriots | Signing Clinton Portis appears unlikely    Sat Aug 20, 12:53 AM

The New England Patriots' visit with free-agent RB Clinton Portis (Redskins) should be viewed as due diligence at this point in time. The team was likely intrigued about Portis, who has questions about his health. The Patriots are currently overloaded at the running back position, so the likelihood of signing Portis appears to be remote at best.

Footballguys view: With the rash of RB injuries spreading across the league we could see Portis join a new team very soon.

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  Patriots | Clinton Portis worked out    Fri Aug 19, 05:53 PM

The New England Patriots worked out free-agent RB Clinton Portis (Redskins) Friday, Aug. 19.

Footballguys view: The Pats are just doing due diligence on veterans that they could add during the season if need arises.

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  Lions | Might reach out to trio of veterans    Mon Aug 8, 11:25 PM

The Detroit Lions, in the market for a dependable short-yardage back, might look at a handful of free agents. The possibilities include free-agent RBs Tiki Barber (Giants), Jerome Harrison (Eagles) and Clinton Portis (Redskins).

Footballguys view: Harrison is by far the best back of the three and the one that would be most worth a pickup in deep leagues if he is signed.

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  Giants | Clinton Portis would like to join team    Wed May 25, 10:27 AM

Free-agent RB Clinton Portis (Redskins) said during a radio interview that he would like to sign with the New York Giants once the lockout is over.

Footballguys view: Portis like the Giants offensive line and feels they have a quarterback in Eli Manning who will be allowed to run his system true to form. Portis mentioned Michael Vick, Peyton Manning, and Tom Brady as other QBs he'd like to join. He's no longer an elite level RB and it could be difficult for him to find a guaranteed contract this offseason.

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  Saints | Could be interested in Clinton Portis    Tue Mar 1, 03:47 PM

The New Orleans Saints could show interest in free-agent RB Clinton Portis (Redskins) this offseason, reports Pat Yasinskas, of ESPN.com.

Footballguys view: The Saints would like more depth at the RB position, and Portis is versatile enough to help out on all downs. He is also a good pass blocker, which should help him find another team.

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  Dolphins | Interested in Clinton Portis?    Tue Mar 1, 10:54 AM

The Miami Dolphins could have interest in free-agent RB Clinton Portis (Redskins), according to CBSSports.com. However, there's been no indication of interest from either side at this point.

Footballguys view: The Dolphins will look to upgrade their RB position, but we think they'll go with a younger prospect like Mark Ingram with the 15th overall pick.

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  Redskins | Clinton Portis released    Mon Feb 28, 02:02 PM

The Washington Redskins have released RB Clinton Portis, according to NFL Network.

Footballguys view: No surprises here. Portis isn't the same back he used to be, even though he still believes he can be a featured runner in the league. He will have to go elsewhere and compete for playing time as a veteran backup.

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  Redskins | Clinton Portis allowed to shop himself around    Sat Feb 26, 01:44 PM

Continuing previous reports, Washington Redskins RB Clinton Portis said he won't be upset if the Redskins release him, reports Mike Jones, of The Washington Post. Portis is due $8.3 million in salary in 2011. Head coach Mike Shanahan said the team will allow Portis to shop himself to other teams; he also added the Redskins will only bring Portis back at a significantly reduced cost. Portis finished each of the last two seasons on Injured Reserve.

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  Redskins | Clinton Portis to be released?    Sat Feb 26, 12:43 PM

Washington Redskins head coach Mike Shanahan said the team may release RB Clinton Portis, reports The NFL Network.

Footballguys view: Not a surprise here. Clinton Portis is not the same player he used to be, but he believes he can still be a featured back in the league.

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  Redskins | Unsure if Clinton Portis will still be a full-time RB    Mon Jan 10, 02:17 PM

Washington Redskins head coach Mike Shanahan said he does not know if RB Clinton Portis (abdomen) will still be a full-time running back after undergoing abdominal surgery, according to Redskins.com's Gary Fitzgerald.

Footballguys view: Portis is not the same back he used to be, and if he's going to stay in Washington it will likely be as a reserve behind Ryan Torain.

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  Redskins | Clinton Portis thinks he has a lot left to offer    Wed Dec 29, 10:37 PM

Washington Redskins RB Clinton Portis (groin) made an appearance in the team locker room Wednesday, Dec. 29, reports The Associated Press. Portis, who is on season-ending Injured Reserve, said he feels he has a lot left in the tank. 'I know I got good football left in me, being fresh, the last two years not having a lot of contact,' Portis said. 'The two injuries, the concussion and the groin, was just really fluke injuries. I don't think that's a wear and tear like, 'Oh, his body broke down.''

Footballguys view: We must disagree with Southeast Jerome on this one. His body just can't handle the punishment of being an NFL RB any longer.

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  Redskins | Clinton Portis hopes to play in 2011    Thu Dec 2, 03:02 PM

Washington Redskins RB Clinton Portis (groin) said he hopes to play next season even though his last two seasons have been cut short due to injury, reports The Associated Press. Portis said head coach Mike Shanahan has renewed his enthusiasm to play.

Footballguys view: Portis has not looked like the same back he used to be over the last two years. He may be re-energized by Mike Shanahan, but there's no guarantee that he'll even be with the Redskins in 2011.

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  Redskins | Clinton Portis expected to have surgery soon    Sat Nov 27, 11:12 AM

Washington Redskins RB Clinton Portis (abdomen, groin) is expected to undergo surgery at some point next week to repair an abdominal tear, reports Rick Maese, of The Washington Post.

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  Redskins | Clinton Portis unlikely to return next season    Fri Nov 26, 11:15 AM

Washington Redskins RB Clinton Portis (abdomen) is unlikely to return to the team next season unless he is willing to restructure his contract, according to Matt Mosley, of ESPN.com. Head coach Mike Shanahan doesn't think Portis' career is over, however. 'I don't think there's any question about it,' Shanahan said. 'He's got such a strong will. It all depends on does he come back a hundred percent? Does he want to come back and play? He's got that inner drive that most people don't have. He wants to compete. But obviously, he's got to get well.'

Footballguys view: Portis just can not phyiscally stand up to the punishment an NFL RB endures for very long these days. He has had a great career, but it is in its final stages.

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  Redskins | MRI on Clinton Portis shows no new damage    Wed Nov 24, 10:17 PM

Washington Redskins RB Clinton Portis (groin), placed on Injured Reserve earlier Wednesday, Nov. 24, had an MRI and head coach Mike Shanahan said the test showed no new damage, according to Ryan O'Halloran of CSNWashington.com. However, the decision to place Portis on IR was made after speaking with team consultant Dr. James Andrews. It's the third time Portis has had a season-ending injury.

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  Redskins | Clinton Portis will need surgery    Wed Nov 24, 02:11 PM

Washington Redskins RB Clinton Portis (groin, abdomen) will need to undergo surgery after an MRI revealed a tear in his abdomen area, reports The Washington Post. He will need to sit out a few months to recover.

Footballguys view: A bad year for Clinton Portis. He's not the same player he used to be, and his days as a feature back may be over.

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  Redskins | Clinton Portis placed on Injured Reserve    Wed Nov 24, 11:39 AM

Jason Reid, from the Washington Post, reports via Twitter that Redskins RB Clinton Portis was placed on season ending Injured Reserve.

Footballguys view: This means more of Keiland Williams as the Redskins starter going forward. With Ryan Torain nursing a hamstring injury the Redskins will use James Davis as the primary backup behind Williams.

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  Redskins | Clinton Portis could miss rest of season    Mon Nov 22, 01:27 PM

Washington Redskins RB Clinton Portis (groin) could miss the rest of the season after re-injuring his groin in Week 11, reports Jason Reid, of The Washington Post. Portis was scheduled to undergo an MRI Monday, Nov. 22.

Footballguys view: Portis looked better during his brief time on the field Sunday. The Redskins are going to move forward with Keiland Williams and Ryan Torain as their primary running backs for the rest of the season.

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  Redskins | Clinton Portis will start Week 11    Sun Nov 21, 11:51 AM

Washington Redskins RB Clinton Portis (groin) will start in Week 11 with RB Ryan Torain (hamstring) inactive, reports Redskins.com.

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  Redskins | Clinton Portis questionable for Week 11    Fri Nov 19, 06:36 PM

Updating previous reports, Washington Redskins RB Clinton Portis (groin) was limited during practice Friday, Nov. 19, reports Ryan O'Halloran, of CSNWashington.com. He is listed as questionable for Week 11 but will play.

Footballguys view: We're not expecting much from Portis as he's eased back into the lineup this week.

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  Redskins | Clinton Portis back in Week 11    Fri Nov 19, 03:55 PM

Washington Redskins RB Clinton Portis (groin) will return to the field in Week 11 against the Tennessee Titans after missing five games, according to The Washington Post's Rick Maese. 'If we didn't feel good about him, we wouldn't play him,' head coach Mike Shanahan said. 'He looked like he'd be good to go.' RB Ryan Torain (hamstring) has been ruled out for Week 11. Shanahan would not discuss the exact role that Portis would play against the Titans. If Portis handles the majority of the work, RB Keiland Williams could be designated as the third-down back.

Footballguys view: We're not expecting much from Portis in his return this week. He will split time with Keiland Williams, and may be eased back into the lineup slowly.

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  Redskins | Clinton Portis expected to play Week 11    Fri Nov 19, 03:09 PM

Washington Redskins RB Clinton Portis (groin) is expected to play in the team's Week 11 game, reports The Associated Press.

Footballguys view: Portis could be the primary back or he could just be a backup to Keiland Williams, which means you should probably stay away from both this week.

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  Redskins | Three limited in practice Thursday    Thu Nov 18, 08:25 PM

Washington Redskins WR Brandon Banks (knee), T Jammal Brown (head) and RB Clinton Portis (groin) were all limited in practice Thursday, Nov. 18.

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  Redskins | Clinton Portis unsure about Week 11 status    Thu Nov 18, 02:39 PM

Washington Redskins RB Clinton Portis (groin) said his groin is feeling better but is not sure if he will be able to play in Week 11, reports CSNWashington.com's Ryan O'Halloran. 'I hope so,' Portis said. 'It's going to be another close call but I feel a lot better.' Portis said he is not worried about any rust when he does return to the field.

Footballguys view: Portis had a setback last week during practice, but hopes to get on the field this week. Even if he plays we fully expect the Redskins to ease him back into the lineup. Portis is not the same back he used to be and will play behind Keiland Williams or Ryan Torain.

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  Redskins | Three limited in practice Wednesday    Wed Nov 17, 09:54 PM

Washington Redskins WR Brandon Banks (knee), T Jammal Brown (head) and RB Clinton Portis (groin) all were limited in practice Wednesday, Nov. 17.

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  Redskins | Week 10 Inactives    Mon Nov 15, 07:23 PM

The Washington Redskins have declared DL Anthony Bryant, RB Chad Simpson, RB Clinton Portis, OG Derrick Dockery, DL Jeremy Jarmon, QB John Beck, CB Kevin Barnes, LB Perry Riley inactive for Week 10.

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  Redskins | Clinton Portis scheduled to be inactive Week 10    Mon Nov 15, 11:54 AM

Washington Redskins RB Clinton Portis (groin) is scheduled to be inactive for the team's Week 10 game, according to Jason La Canfora, of NFL Network.

Footballguys view: Not a surprise here. Portis is close to returning, but had a setback with his groin injury last week in practice. He may be able to return to the field next week, but we feel he won't be anything more than a complementary pass catching back behind starter Ryan Torain.

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  Redskins | Clinton Portis likely out    Sun Nov 14, 10:34 AM

It appears Washington Redskins RB Clinton Portis (groin) will not be able to play during Week 10, reports ESPN's Adam Schefter.

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  Redskins | Clinton Portis limited Saturday    Sat Nov 13, 05:02 PM

Updating a previous report, Washington Redskins RB Clinton Portis (groin) was limited in practice Saturday, Nov. 13, and is a game-time decision for Week 10, CSNWashington.com's Ryan O'Halloran reports. Portis is listed as questionable.

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  Redskins | Clinton Portis may not play Week 10    Sat Nov 13, 01:28 PM

Washington Redskins RB Clinton Portis (groin) may not play in Week 10 because of his groin injury, reports Jason Reid, of The Washington Post. Portis has experienced swelling and soreness in his groin but swelling has decreased. Head coach Mike Shanahan said Portis will not play if it is not in the best interests of him or the team.

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  Redskins | Clinton Portis expected to be a game-time decision    Fri Nov 12, 06:44 PM

Washington Redskins RB Clinton Portis (groin) was limited during practice Friday, Nov. 12, and will be a game-time decision for Week 10, reports CSNWashington.com's Ryan O'Halloran.

Footballguys view: Portis shouldn't be played until we see him at full strength and productive on the field.

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  Redskins | Three limited in practice Thursday    Thu Nov 11, 08:04 PM

Washington Redskins S LaRon Landry (achilles) and RBs Clinton Portis (groin) and Ryan Torain (hamstring) both were limited in practice Thursday, Nov. 11.

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  Redskins | Clinton Portis has setback    Thu Nov 11, 05:51 PM

Washington Redskins RB Clinton Portis (groin) suffered a setback during practice Thursday, Nov. 11, and sat out most of practice, according to The Washington Post's Jason Reid. Portis is hoping to return to action in Week 10 against the Philadelphia Eagles. However, he has experience swelling and soreness in his groin this week. 'He had a good day yesterday and (he's) a little bit sore today. Didn't want to over push it, but we've got a few more days to practice and see how he feels. There's a chance. We'll just monitor it day by day,' head coach Mike Shanahan said.

Footballguys view: When Portis does return to the field we're not expecting much from him. Ryan Torain should remain the lead back, and Portis could be used as a change of pace running back or receiver out of the backfield.

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  Redskins | Clinton Portis suffers minor setbacks    Thu Nov 11, 02:18 PM

Washington Redskins RB Clinton Portis (groin) said he has tried to go full speed during practices but has run into minor setbacks, reports CBSSports.com. Portis said he has experienced some swelling in his groin but it has started to subside. He said he can't make cuts like he wants to but he will test it again before the team's Week 10 game.

Footballguys view: Portis isn't even worth starting when he does return to the lineup, but it doesn't look like he'll return this week.

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  Redskins | Clinton Portis, Ryan Torain practice Monday    Mon Nov 8, 05:24 PM

Washington Redskins RBs Clinton Portis (groin) and Ryan Torain (hamstring) both practiced Monday, Nov. 8, but it is still unknown if either will be ready for Week 10 against the Philadelphia Eagles, according to The Washington Post's Barry Svrluga. Torain practiced at full speed and said the bye week helped him heal up. It is possible that the team will activate RB James Davis this week. Head coach Mike Shanahan said Portis will need a full week of practice to work himself back into playing shape.

Footballguys view: Clinton Portis will likely be eased back into the lineup for the Redskins. He may not get his starting job back from Ryan Torain, but could easily be used as the team's third-down back. Portis is good in pass protection and also a natural hands catcher out of the backfield.

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  Redskins | Clinton Portis practices Tuesday    Wed Nov 3, 10:55 AM

Updating a previous report, Washington Redskins RB Clinton Portis (groin) participated in practice Tuesday, Nov. 2, reports Jason Reid, of The Washington Post. Portis plans to continue to rehab his groin during the bye week.

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  Redskins | Clinton Portis improving    Tue Nov 2, 02:27 PM

Washington Redskins head coach Mike Shanahan said RB Clinton Portis (groin) is cutting in practice, according to CBSSports.

Footballguys view: Ryan Torain has a mild hamstring injury, but should be ready to play after the team's bye. When healthy Clinton Portis could play as the change of pace and third-down back behind Torain.

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  Redskins | Week 8 Inactives    Sun Oct 31, 11:41 AM

The Washington Redskins have declared DL Anthony Bryant, RB Chad Simpson, RB Clinton Portis, OG Derrick Dockery, DL Jeremy Jarmon, QB John Beck, CB Kevin Barnes, LB Perry Riley inactive for Week 8.

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  Redskins | Clinton Portis out for Week 8    Fri Oct 29, 04:45 PM

Washington Redskins RB Clinton Portis (groin) did not participate in practice Friday, Oct. 29, and has been ruled out for Week 8, reports Ryan O'Halloran, of CSNWashington.com.

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