Red Zone Report Fantasy Update: Clinton Portis Injury Status

Posted: 2nd October 2009 by kevin roberts in NFL
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Contrary to earlier reports that said Portis participated in practice on Friday, he did not, as his backups, Ladell Betts and Marcus Mason, took all the snaps with the first team. Portis has been battling ankle spurs for weeks, and is now also nursing a calf injury he sustained last week against Detroit. With just over 40 yards rushing against a defense he was projected to destroy in Week Three, Portis is already on thin ice with fantasy experts and owners, abound. He still has the vision and quickness to be an effective back, but the heavy loads and injuries over the years could finally be catching up with him. The Redskins are facing a horrible Tampa Bay defense this week, one that gave up 162 rushing yards to Fred Jackson two weeks ago, and was absolutely manhandled by the New York Gi ...

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