Clinton Portis drawing interest from NFL team

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Posted Mar 13, 2012
Aaron Wilson


Former Washington Redskins star running back Clinton Portis has two upcoming visits to NFL teams and has been contacted by four teams since free agency began, according to his agent, Jason Fletcher. Portis, 30, rushed for 227 yards on 54 carries in 2010, but didn't play last season as he recuperated from a serious groin injury.

Portis has rushed for 9,923 career yards and 75 touchdowns with a career 4.4 average per carry.

“Clinton looks like he did when he first came out of the University of Miami," agent Jason Fletcher of B&F Sports said in a telephone interview. "He is in tip-top shape. He has been medically cleared since January. He is in Arizona training six days per week. He is a chiseled 222 pounds, and he is eager to re-establish himself as one of the top running backs in the NFL, not only as a rusher, but also as a pass blocker and as a receiver."

Last season, Portis worked out for the Tennessee Titans, Seattle Seahawks, New England Patriots and the Miami Dolphins.

Portis' last 1,000-yard season was in 2008 when he rushed for 1,487 yards and nine touchdowns for the Redskins.

Portis is a former University of Miami standout who began hsi career with the Denver Broncos. In nine NFL seasons, Portis has rushed for 1,000 yards or more six times.

"There's definitely good interest in Clinton," Fletcher said. "I can honestly say when talking to these teams that age is not a factor. Clinton is ready to go and excited about getting back on the football field." For more coverage of the NFL go to our home page at www.profootball.scout.com.

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