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Clinton Portis and  Jim Zorn — the two main characters in yesterday’s radio debacle — aren’t scheduled to talk until after practice.

But during open locker room, several players talked about Portis’ comments  on 980 on Tuesday, many of which were critical of Zorn.

*The Redskins held a players only meeting this morning, but that was previously scheduled. I know this because several players talked about it last  week. London Fletcher did almost all of the talking during the meeting.

*After that session, the regular team meeting was held. Zorn was the only speaker.

*Player reaction was bland as expected. They don’t think it’s a big deal. “My expectation is Z and CP will handle this,” left guard Pete Kendall said. “I understand why there’s frustration on both sides. We’re all frustrated because we’re not where we want to be. They’ve got more in common than differences and I expect them to work it out.”

*The general feeling I got from players I talked to is that Portis was pretty much on the mark — he should have been in the game in the second half, but that he chose the wrong forum to do so.

“Why not wait three weeks?” one veteran player told me.

The player also said it’s obvious Portis went into the interview with an  “agenda” because he had two days to gather his thoughts about it.

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