|(Clinton Portis is ready to move on. Photo: FedExAl)|
CP knows the deal. He's reaching 30; usually signaling the beginning of the end for an NFL running back. He's been injury prone the last few seasons (only playing in 13 games in the past two seasons). He's also due about $8 million in 2011. It's a business and paying an older RB that much money doesn't work in an age of the salary cap.
|(CP during his early days with the Skins*)|
There will always be a debate on Portis and whether the Redskins made the right move to trade Champ Bailey and a 2nd round pick for him, but the trade was made and here's what CP did for the Skins (from 2004-2010).
1,667 carries for 6,824 yards, 56 TDs (rushing); 176 receptions for 1,340 yards, 3 TDs and 3/6 for 47yds and 3 TDs passing.
One thing that fans can agree is that Portis always played hard whether it was running, blocking downfield or in pass protection or even making a tackle on a turnover. Portis may be back after testing the market. He still is one of the better blocking RBs in the league and if he can't find a home with the Skins, he'll find a home with another team. That said, if he isn't back, I wanted to say thanks.
- Thanks for all of the hard work.
- Thanks for the quotable moments to look forward to on Tuesdays and Thursdays (Portis' appearances with the media).
- Thanks for South East Jerome and your posse of characters that brought the team together in 2005. (notables: Ryan Clark as Pied Piper Piccalo and Chris Cooley as Johnny Whiteguy)
|(Have you seen me? One of the side stories from 2005.)|
-Thanks for some amazing plays over the years.
Thank You CP. We will miss you.