Clinton Portis getting a look-see from the Seahawks

AP

Veteran running back Clinton Portis, largely forgotten throughout the 2011 training camp and preseason, will soon be getting another chance to get back into the league.

Jason La Canfora reported earlier in the day that Portis will work out for the Seahawks this week.  Per La Canfora, it’s not expected that the Seahawks will sign Portis.

It would be a surprise at this point if anyone signs Portis before the first weekend of NFL action.  Because any player with four or more years of service is entitled to the balance of his full salary as termination pay (a one-time benefit for every NFL player), guys like Portis and Tiki Barber and Brian Waters and Darren Sharper, etc., who currently don’t have jobs likely won’t have jobs until after teams have played their first NFL games.

If the Seahawks like what they see, Portis could be seeing an offer come Week Two.  If they don’t, Portis will keep waiting.

Portis, who turns 30 tomorrow, has 9,923 career rushing yards in nine NFL seasons.  He ranks 26th on the all-time list.

21 responses to “Clinton Portis getting a look-see from the Seahawks

  1. Darren Sharper is still a free agent?

    … Texans/Falcons/Cowboys still have “iffy” secondaries.

    Unless the dude is asking for too much.

  2. Clinton, I’ve got news for you: it’s over. You’re finished.

    Hope you saved some money or else Southeast Jerome will be flippin’ burgs in no time.

  3. Clinton was one hell of a tough player for the skins.. He has slowed down alot BUT MARK MY WORDS !! IF he signs with a team that has a TOP QB ( colts/pats/chargers/saints/atl/pit/Texans/ect.. he can still make plays when not the focus of the O, and he will BLOCK his ass off.. How long his body holds up is the BIG question.. HAIL

  4. I know Philly has alot of bodies in the secondary already but they are all young but they could really learn from Sharper . IMO he can still play and would be a great teacher for Allen , Coleman , Jarrett , and Anderson .

  5. I know Philly has alot of bodies in the secondary already but they are all young and could really learn from Sharper . IMO he can still play and would be a great teacher for Allen , Coleman , Jarrett , and Anderson .

  6. I know he has had injury problems but I cannot believe a team isn’t giving this guy a shot. Sign him to an incentive based deal and make him your #2 back. What do you have to lose?

  7. Wth is Pete Carroll doing bringing in all these guys who are headed for or completely retired? Is he trying to become the NFC version of the Raiders? Or are the Seahawks attempting to become the first NFL team to defect to the UFL? Let me guess, next in for a try-out is the galloping ghost of Red Grange. 😦

  8. Portis may still have some in the tank (aka Jerome Bettis), but even if he does, Carroll won’t use him correctly.

  9. @iplaybingowitholdpeopleandwin says: Aug 31, 2011 10:20 PM

    Wth is Pete Carroll doing bringing in all these guys who are headed for or completely retired? Is he trying to become the NFC version of the Raiders? Or are the Seahawks attempting to become the first NFL team to defect to the UFL? Let me guess, next in for a try-out is the galloping ghost of Red Grange. 😦
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    I don’t think you are paying very close attention to the Seahawks. They are anything but an aging team.

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