Washington Redskins: Clinton Portis Puts His Home Up for Sale

Josh McCainSenior Writer IFebruary 1, 2011

LANDOVER - SEPTEMBER 19:  Clinton Portis #26 of the Washington Redskins celebrates a touchdown during the game against the Houston Texans at FedExField on September 19, 2010 in Landover, Maryland. The Texans defeated the Redskins in overtime 30-27. (Photo by Larry French/Getty Images)
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Has Clinton Portis seen the writing on the wall at Redskins Park?

Or has there been any talks between the running back and the management of the Redskins about his future (or lack there of) with the team?

I ask these question because Dan Steinberg of the Washington Post has just tweeted an article that Clinton Portis has put his 2.5 million dollar mansion in McLean, Virginia up for sale.

I could be reading into this a bit too much, but I think it's more than a coincidence that Portis would sell his home in Virginia after finishing his second consecutive season on injured reserve, not mention the emergence of Ryan Torain.

If Portis is let go this off-season it wouldn't surprise many in the fan base. 

Even though it looked like he was headed for a rebound year after suffering a season ending concussion in 2009, Portis once again caught the injury bug.

He tore his groin early in the season and after missing several weeks tried to come back against the Tennessee Titans.

Unfortunately for Portis he re-injured his groin and that was it for his season.

It's worth noting the Portis is turning 30 years old this year, an age where the wheels seem to fall off for running backs.

Combined that with his very high cap number and it seems impossible that he'll be wearing burgundy and gold next season.

Though often vocal in very bizarre ways, sometimes, Clinton Portis (along with wide-receiver Santana Moss) seemed to embody what it is to be a Redskin.

It's unfortunate for him that he played in the wrong era. 

I have no doubt that his quirky personality and his drive to win would have fit in well with the Hogs, John Riggins, the Fun Bunch, and the various other characters that made up the 80s Redskins.

So if this is truly the end of Portis's time as a Redskin I wish him all the best and thank him for his efforts.  Sometimes he was the lone bright spot in our dismal offense.