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Portis' aim? Play for Giants, sting 'Skins

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08:02 AM ET 05.31 | Former Redskins running back Clinton Portis apparently has his sights set on a new team, and it's rooted somewhat in spite. "To go to the Giants and get to play the Redskins twice a year after them feeling I wasn't capable any more, I think that would be outstanding," he said. The problem? This might be news to the Giants. From the people we have talked to, adding Portis might not exactly be high on the team's priority list. Adding a running back could happen, but it's not clear that Portis is at or near the top of that list.

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May 31, 2011  08:08 AM ET

Wouldn't be a bad place for him to end up although I would prefer he get out of the NFC East.

May 31, 2011  08:13 AM ET

The Redskins are a team of regrets at this point. I don't know that Portis being on a competing team is necessarily at the top of that list for the moment.

May 31, 2011  08:14 AM ET

All these rats fleeing a sinking ship that they helped build.

Bye fool. Good Luck falling down on someone else's team.

May 31, 2011  08:33 AM ET

But is he any good. I dont want some reskin scrup to play for my GIANTS!

May 31, 2011  08:34 AM ET

He'll be 30 on the first of September. That's like 215 in running-back years.

May 31, 2011  08:39 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

He'll be 30 on the first of September. That's like 215 in running-back years.

He's been done for a couple of years in my opinion. He runs the ball with the "end" in mind - always looks for a soft spot to land or fall down. Injuries don't help either. He's a hell of a blocker in the backfield but that's about it.

People don't realize it, but he's the 25 leading all time rusher in NFL history.

May 31, 2011  08:45 AM ET

Any team that gets him, he'll give you a solid 400 yard season before getting hurt.

May 31, 2011  08:46 AM ET

Oh, and he LOVES to come to the sidelines and take a knee after two consecutive plays.

May 31, 2011  09:04 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

He's been done for a couple of years in my opinion. He runs the ball with the "end" in mind - always looks for a soft spot to land or fall down. Injuries don't help either. He's a hell of a blocker in the backfield but that's about it.People don't realize it, but he's the 25 leading all time rusher in NFL history.

Dude is at the end of his career... back in 2009... It was nice to watch him in his prime, but it is time for him to hang it up.

May 31, 2011  09:09 AM ET

His running style is too similar to Ahmad Bradshaw ...well at least it was .....they probably go after a DeAngelo or Ronnie Brown or Ricky Williams

May 31, 2011  09:10 AM ET

Nobody leaves the Redskins with anything but bitter feelings anymore. Snyder's utter lack of class has oozed all the way down the organizational structure.

May 31, 2011  09:25 AM ET
QUOTE(#11):

Nobody leaves the Redskins with anything but bitter feelings anymore. Snyder's utter lack of class has oozed all the way down the organizational structure.

Portis used to always grin and cheese with Snyder on the sidelines before Shanny and Bruce Allen came to town. Once they wedged in between the players' relationships with Snyder and demanded play, all the spoiled ones want to take their marbles and go home.

May 31, 2011  09:41 AM ET
QUOTE(#13):

Portis used to always grin and cheese with Snyder on the sidelines before Shanny and Bruce Allen came to town. Once they wedged in between the players' relationships with Snyder and demanded play, all the spoiled ones want to take their marbles and go home.

Exactly!!


"Hail to the Redskins!"!!

May 31, 2011  09:49 AM ET
QUOTE(#14):

Exactly!!"Hail to the Redskins!"!!

Hail!!

May 31, 2011  10:29 AM ET

LaVar didn't quite work out.

May 31, 2011  10:39 AM ET

Funny he didn't mention the Cowboys or the Eagles. I guess splitting the series every year doesn't have the same appeal.

May 31, 2011  10:52 AM ET

Actually, it's Washington's plan for Portis to play for the Giants to sting the Giants.
Who wants this fool?

May 31, 2011  11:13 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

He'll be 30 on the first of September. That's like 215 in running-back years.

...and he'll get paid accordingly by whatever team is willing to gamble on him.

May 31, 2011  11:15 AM ET
QUOTE(#18):

Actually, it's Washington's plan for Portis to play for the Giants to sting the Giants.Who wants this fool?

It won't be a contender. And hopefully he won't hold his breath waiting for a multi-year deal. He could hurt himself.

 
May 31, 2011  11:16 AM ET
QUOTE(#14):

"Hail to the Redskins!"!!

hbomb!

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