With Parker and Johnson in Washington, Portis’ Future Not So Secure

April 3, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Washington Redskins RB Clinton Portis certainly didn't receive a free pass when new head coach Mike Shanahan came to town in January.

Shanahan came to the Redskins announcing that there would be competition at every position this offseason.
After signing Willie Parker and Larry Johnson off the free agent market in the last month, Shanahan is certainly making stiff competition for Portis.
Shanahan had some words in reference to Portis during his introductory press conference back in January that really stuck with me. While he praised QB Jason Campbell, saying, "I just love the way Jason handles himself," he didn't give much of an endorsement to Portis.
"I’ve been around some veterans that have been very successful, and all of a sudden, they quit working out—and as a running back, you can fall off of a cliff," Shanahan said. "If you make a commitment that you’re goin...

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