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Clinton Portis getting a look-see from the Seahawks

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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.

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21 Responses to “Clinton Portis getting a look-see from the Seahawks”
  1. axespray says: Aug 31, 2011 9:16 PM

    Darren Sharper is still a free agent?

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

    Unless the dude is asking for too much.

  2. vahawker says: Aug 31, 2011 9:20 PM

    Oh for Pete’s sake!!

  3. fatasscarl420 says: Aug 31, 2011 9:22 PM

    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.

  4. dirtydrynn27 says: Aug 31, 2011 9:22 PM

    Portis is a good back,unfortunately the guy just cant stay healthy!

  5. 21skins4ever says: Aug 31, 2011 9:37 PM

    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

  6. jacksaysfu says: Aug 31, 2011 9:41 PM

    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 .

  7. jacksaysfu says: Aug 31, 2011 9:42 PM

    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 .

  8. eddieapoc says: Aug 31, 2011 9:49 PM

    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?

  9. freedomispopular says: Aug 31, 2011 10:00 PM

    Had he been drafted anywhere other than Denver he wouldn’t have had nearly as much success. Shanahan could plug anybody into that system and turn them into a star.

  10. 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. :(

  11. rogoceo says: Aug 31, 2011 10:29 PM

    It would be cool to see him on the Seahawks with is cousin, Josh…the QB.

  12. Canyonero says: Aug 31, 2011 11:03 PM

    Keep looking, Seattle…

  13. bearfan51 says: Aug 31, 2011 11:07 PM

    What does this have to do with Tebow?

  14. sadskinsfan89 says: Aug 31, 2011 11:43 PM

    Wish the skins would have never traded champ for this bumb. Thanks cerrato.

  15. ernestbynershands says: Aug 31, 2011 11:43 PM

    If C-Port doesn’t sign with anyone, atleast he has the money from Shapiro. Oh wait….

  16. drevilstolemymojito says: Sep 1, 2011 12:16 AM

    A well-executed tickley-poo would improve his chances of being signed…just ask Skip Bayless!

  17. carson9 says: Sep 1, 2011 12:42 AM

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

  18. savannahrose44 says: Sep 1, 2011 4:15 AM

    I would sooner see them bring Shaun Alexander back out of retirement than see them sign this guy…

  19. jammer88 says: Sep 1, 2011 10:04 AM

    Clinton gave the skins some good seasons, but Hightower looks much better now than Clinton did in his first season with the skins.

  20. clintonportisheadd says: Sep 1, 2011 10:31 AM

    Good move Seahawks….

  21. buzzkillbill says: Sep 1, 2011 4:39 PM

    @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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