In an interview with Rick Maese of the Washington Post Tuesday, Redskins running back Clinton Portis said he “definitely expects” to be on the roster in 2010.
“I’m far from washed up or done,” Portis insisted. “I will walk away from this game when I’m ready. The game’s not gonna pass me by.”
As for the idea that Portis is washed up, the numbers disagree with his assessment. After managing just 2.87 yards per carry in the last five games of 2008, Portis averaged 3.98 during his eight 2009 appearances. Tossing out a 15-carry, 109-yard effort against Kansas City’s No. 31-ranked run defense
in Week 6, Portis’ average was 3.53.
Portis suffered a season-ending concussion on November 9.