Redskins announce RB Clinton Portis will retire

Former Redskins and Broncos running back Clinton Portis will retire, according to the Redskins.

Owner Dan Snyder will hold a retirement news conference Thursday.

It’s been two years since Portis has played an NFL game and he’s expressed little to no interest from teams in those off seasons. He said earlier this year that he hoped to land on a NFL team, but his wishes were not granted.

Portis had six seasons where he rushed over 1,000 yards and he finished with a total of 9,923 yards, which placed him No. 27 on the NFL’s all-time list.

Perhaps his most memorable game was in 2003 when Portis ran for 218 yards and five touchdowns against the Chiefs in week 14.

He’s also well known for dressing up in costumes under various aliases such as “Sheriff Gone Getcha,” “Dollah Bill,” and “Coach Janky Spanky.”

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