When Mike Shanahan was the Broncos’ head coach in 2002, he drafted running back Clinton Portis in the second round. Now that Shanahan is coaching in Washington, it looks as if he’ll put an end to the running back’s career. At least as far as the Redskins are concerned.
Shanahan said there’s no chance the Redskins will bring back Portis on his current contract.
“We’re always wanting to sign our players, so we’re constantly talking to their agents. With a guy like Clinton Portis, he’s a little bit different,” Shanahan said. “I’ll let him test the market out. Not to say we don’t want him, but for a lower price, and obviously
we’ll try to find the best deal.”
Translation: Portis’ days with the Redskins are all effectively done, unless he’s willing to play on a cut-rate deal in 2011. Not happening.