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RB Clinton Portis released by Redskins

- Associated Press - Monday, February 28, 2011

WASHINGTON (AP) - Clinton Portis has been released by the Washington Redskins.

The Redskins cut ties with Portis on Monday, ending his seven seasons in the nation's capital.

Portis is coming off back-to-back seasons cut short by injuries and was scheduled to $8.3 million next season.

Coach Mike Shanahan said Friday at the NFL combine he would not keep Portis at that salary.

Portis told 106.7 The Fan that he was given the chance to restructure his deal, but he felt it was better if he moved on.

Portis, who will turn 30 before next season, is 77 yards of 10,000 career rushing yards. He leaves Washington 648 yards shy of Hall of Famer John Riggins' franchise record.

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