Clinton Portis says today is his last day as a member of the Washington Redskins.
“I should be released today,” Portis said on 106.7 The Fan Monday morning, via Ryan O’Halloran of CSNwashington.com. “It was a decision that was best for the both of us.”
The end comes for Portis after a 2010 season in which he played just five games and ran for a career-low 227 yards. Portis, who turns 30 in September, said he understands the NFL is a business and the Redskins simply decided he wasn’t worth the $8.3 million he would have been due during the 2011 season.
“There’s no hard feelings,” Portis said. “It was a mutual decision. They gave me the opportunity to re-do my deal or re-structure and continue to talk and try to make a move but for the organization and after seven years, for myself, maybe it’s best.”