Clinton Portis is jobless for the first time in his NFL career. He was released in February due to failed contract negotiations with the Washington Redskins and stated he felt that the team lacked direction since the retirement of former coach Joe Gibbs.
Portis had not had a productive season since 2008, when he started all 16 games and ran 342 times for 1,487 yards and nine TDs. He made his first All-Pro team and second Pro Bowl this year but spent the better part of the next two seasons battling concussions as well as abdomen and groin injuries.
I believe that Portis still has something left in the tank. The former star RB at "The U" is only 29 years old and has immense talent and skill. He is a very good pass blocker and could be a third-down back for a number of teams.
With guys like 34-year-old RB Sammy Morris getting contracts and 36-year-old, five-years-retired Tiki Barber garnering workouts and interest from teams, it would be crazy not to see a star like Clinton Portis back on the football field next season.
Let’s take a look at five teams who could use the former Washington Redskin All-Pro running back.