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Is Portis retiring?

Washington Redskins running back Clinton Portis sounded like a man who was through with football.

Minutes before Portis’ weekly show, the Redskins released a statement that the runner would miss the rest of the season with a concussion. He had already missed four games, and a Pittsburgh specialist wouldn’t clear him.

Portis believes he’ll get well, but two parts are obvious – no one knows if Portis will play again and no one knows if he does where that will be. The answer may not come until March at the earliest.

Portis is an old 28. His 2,176 carries are clearly wearing him down. Portis averaged 4.0 yards this season, but lacked a breakaway burst.

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If so, Thanks for your service. We really wore him out during those two playoff runs. The shelf life of an NFL running back is way too short.

Especially the way he runs. I have a feeling more than a few defensive players wish they never tried to tackle him, or get past him rushing.

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this is an interesting theory. I love the guy, top 5 favorite skin all time, but as many mentioned on the other thread about him going on IR, it's sadly time to move on. I'd love to get him back, only if its capped or he restructures, and plays a mucher lesser role in gameplanning. otherwise, it's time to move on.

As for actual retirement, that would be idiotic considering he'd be forgoing a lot of money and he's still only 28. Now, if the Skins traded him or cut him, it would be a different story. This could be for the best for us, if he retired. Although, I would like it better if he got a retirement home game sendoff.

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Now that I've read and listened to different points of view, portis is going on IR to get his body in shape and his mind rite for Shanahan and the running scheme he ran in denver when he takes over in 2010!

Now that would be something. However, number 26 isn't the same 26 that ran for shanny 7-8 years ago, and this isn't denver's offensive line

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Now that would be something. However, number 26 isn't the same 26 that ran for shanny 7-8 years ago, and this isn't denver's offensive line

Currently no but if portis really wanted to he could drop weight and get into shape I mean he's only 28 and its not like he's coming off major knee surgeries. The oline problem can be solved wit shanny coming in, in the off season and getting the right ingredients (G,T) to run the scheme correctly it is possible.:D

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If he retires I'm not going to be crying. We need to replace him anyways. Good teams replace their RB's when they show the slightest signs of decline. Portis is in full decline mode.

Would you be opposed to him coming back in shape taking less $ and mentoring our drafted rb like westbrook is doing with mcoy in philly?

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As I said before...most of his salary next season is guaranteed, so not having him here next season will only save about a $1M. He will likely be an expensive backup next season. The pound it out division that we are in clearly has taken it's toll on him...he's a speed back, not a bruiser back.

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I totally understand the two back system with some teams...it takes the load off of just one running back and can possibly increase the number of years of the running back...I can see this as a positive thing in Carolina with Williams and Stewart...so if we can get an rb in later rounds this draft and keeping Portis and see if he can do well this next year with a 2 back rotation

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