NFL: The 9 Most Likely Destinations for Clinton Portis

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NFL: The 9 Most Likely Destinations for Clinton Portis
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When the Washington Redskins acquired Clinton Portis during the 2004 off-season, it was expected that he would be the star workhorse of Joe Gibbs' running game.

While Portis wasn't a complete disappointment in D.C., he wasn't the complete success that Redskin fans anticipated.

In seven seasons in the burgundy and gold, Portis compiled 6,824 rushing yards and 46 touchdowns on 1,667 carries, all despite overcoming injuries and having a sub-par offensive line blocking ahead him. However, when you consider that Portis was traded for future Hall of Fame cornerback Champ Bailey and a second-round draft pick, it's quite clear that the Broncos got the better of the transaction.

The Redskins parted ways with Portis on Feb. 28, 2011, but the 29-year-old running back is looking to latch on with a team to prove he still has some tread left on his tires.

It's obvious he will no longer be the featured ball carrier. However, he can still prove valuable as a viable second-string performer or a third-down back.

So, which teams are likely to call on Clinton? Here are nine teams that should be dialing.

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