With the performance of Redskins running back Clinton Portis moving toward “just a guy” territory and his involvement in various squabbles and pissing matches quickly becoming tiresome, many will begin to speculate that Portis won’t be back with the Redskins in 2010.
Whether he’s there or not next year, Portis will get paid. A lot.
Per a league source, a whopping $6.43 million of his $7.195 million base salary for 2010 is guaranteed.
So if owner Dan Snyder decides to move on, Portis will have one hell of a parting gift.
The source says that Portis also is due to earn a $500,000 roster bonus, pushing his total compensation for next year to $7.695 million.
Thus, while the Redskins can save more than $1.2 million by moving on, they’ll still be paying Portis nearly $6.5 million, regardless of whether he’s on the team.