Washington Redskins Boast League’s Most Crowded Backfield

May 5, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Under the reign of former Denver Broncos’ head coach Mike Shanahan , the Washington Redskins boast one of the National Football League’s deepest backfields for the 2010 season.
Leading the charge for the Redskins’ running backs is returning starter Clinton Portis . A former 1,500 yard rusher under Shanahan during the 2002 and 2003 NFL seasons with the Broncos, Portis has eclipsed 1,200 rushing yards in seven NFL seasons and is the owner of 78 career touchdowns. Despite being one of the decade’s elite runners, Portis’ impact in the NFL has diminished over the last two seasons as a result of injuries and clashes with Washington’s coaching staff. In 2010 Portis will benefit from a lightened workload that will help to keep the 28-year-old’s legs fresh and ready to carve opposing defences up on Sundays.
In 2010, former Kansas City Chief and Cincinnati Bengal Larry Johnson will look to re-establish the former Penn State running ...

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