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Dolphins work out Clinton Portis

Clinton Portis, DeMeco Ryans AP

For the second time this month, the Miami Dolphins have worked out an aging veteran running back who was once among the best in the league.

A league source tells PFT that Clinton Portis worked out for the Dolphins today.

The Dolphins previously worked out Tiki Barber and chose not to sign him. If the Dolphins want to add a veteran running back, the 29-year-old Portis would seem to be a better choice than the 36-year-old Barber, as Portis has actually been playing football over the last four seasons.

Miami reportedly cut running back Kory Sheets today, which could pave the way for bringing in Portis.

The problem for Portis is that he’s missed more games than he’s played the last two years. If he’s healthy, he could be a good option for a team in need of a running back.

UPDATE: The Dolphins have announced the signing of a veteran running back who was once among the best in the league, but it’s not Portis. It’s Portis’s teammate on the Redskins last year, Larry Johnson.

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19 Responses to “Dolphins work out Clinton Portis”
  1. kmurph1226 says: Aug 23, 2011 9:40 AM

    I like the idea of Portis. Sometimes players that aren’t playing so well need a change of scenery. A perfect example is Tomlinson for the Jets last year who gave him some crucial carries.

    He could play in his hometown and bring solid veteran depth IF healthy, which is a big if.

  2. tatum064 says: Aug 23, 2011 9:42 AM

    Word on the street is, Portis did not look good at all in a previous workout..out of shape. Maybe one last run at the ol stomping grounds of the U?

  3. notrelated says: Aug 23, 2011 9:43 AM

    A year older than me and he’s considered old in RB years. Man, that’s sad. Meanwhile, 48 year old Jamie Moyer is going to try and pitch next year.

  4. jmphinsfan says: Aug 23, 2011 9:44 AM

    at first glance I am against this, but then again it may make some sense….

    let Portis take the big hits (until he gets injured – likely week 2), Reggie Bush make the style plays and catch balls out of the backfield, and Thomas to work his way into the everyday offense.

  5. leftdust says: Aug 23, 2011 9:45 AM

    But Daniel Thomas is the next Mark Higgs – why would you ever need even one more RB?

  6. vdaigglesfan says: Aug 23, 2011 9:46 AM

    Only 29? He must have been 18 with the Broncos.

  7. homelanddefense says: Aug 23, 2011 9:48 AM

    as tatum said, the word around here in New England was that Portis way way out of shape for his workout with the Pats.

  8. serenitynooww says: Aug 23, 2011 9:56 AM

    They got Larry Johnson… put this to bed.

  9. jbl429 says: Aug 23, 2011 9:56 AM

    “If the Dolphins want to add a veteran running back, the 29-year-old Portis would seem to be a better choice than the 36-year-old Barber, as Portis has actually been playing football over the last four seasons.”

    I’m not a fan of Tiki, but I disagree with this statement. Tiki hasn’t played football lately, but Portis has worn down considerably the past few years and has been injured every year since 2006. Tiki on the other hand, never had injury problems and consistently performed.

    There’s probably no better pass blocking RB than Portis, but the Dolphins don’t need to pass, they need establish the run.

  10. batiste1234 says: Aug 23, 2011 9:56 AM

    I thank they should get him porters is one of the best backs in the NFL

  11. spungy says: Aug 23, 2011 9:57 AM

    He could change his name to Clinton Porpoise.

  12. madrid517 says: Aug 23, 2011 10:13 AM

    I’m wondering why no one has worked out or taken a look at Brian Westbrook. I think he would be a good fit for just about any rb needy team, especially the Dolphins.

  13. paulyshore1 says: Aug 23, 2011 10:18 AM

    Also he’s going to be 30 on September 1st before the season starts.

  14. homelanddefense says: Aug 23, 2011 10:32 AM

    doesnt matter, as mentioned they signed Larry Johnson

  15. Soulman45 says: Aug 23, 2011 10:51 AM

    I have a workout on 9/25/2911 @9:30am/
    Wish me luck i will need it.

  16. pigskinswag says: Aug 23, 2011 11:27 AM

    The Dolphins also worked out Larry Csonka, but decided not to sign him.

  17. mataug says: Aug 23, 2011 12:21 PM

    He might be done but he was the best pass blocking running back that I’ve seen in the past decade.

  18. lynnclarson says: Aug 23, 2011 12:28 PM

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  19. notjcred says: Aug 23, 2011 5:14 PM

    vdaigglesfan says:
    Aug 23, 2011 9:46 AM
    Only 29? He must have been 18 with the Broncos.

    He was 22 (and I wouldn’t mind seeing him get another look in Denver).

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