Report: Redskins back Clinton Portis to announce retirement

Tuesday August 21st, 2012

Redskins running back Clinton Portis will call it quits after nine seasons in the league. (Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

The Washington Redskins will announce the retirement of running back Clinton Portis on Thursday after nine seasons, the team announced.

The announcement will come Thursday afternoon at 2:30 PM at Redskins Park. Portis, drafted by the Denver Broncos in the second round of the 2002 NFL Draft out of the University of Miami, was named AP NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year after rushing for 1,508 yards and 15 scores in 2002.   He rushed for 1,500 yards or more in three of his first four seasons in the league.  Portis, 30, ran for 9,923 yards and 75 touchdowns for his career. He last played in 2010 with the Redskins seeing action in only five games and rushing for 227 yards.

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