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Clinton Portis Retirement Blog Reaction: 'Great To See Him Retire A Redskin'

Clinton Portis was released by the Washington Redskins on February 28, 2011. In his final season, 2010, Portis played only five games and struggled with abdomen and groin injuries along the way. But ever since he arrived in D.C. via a trade with the Denver Broncos prior to the 2004 season, Portis worked his way into the hearts of Redskins fans as much for his production as for his eccentric press conference characters.

SB Nation's Redskins blog Hogs Haven had the numbers handy, as well as a couple of valedictory thoughts on Portis' career.

Portis spent seven of his nine year career with the Redskins and is the team's second all-time leading rusher, only behind legend John Riggins. Over his seven years Portis ran for over 6,800, had another 1,340 yards receiving, and scored nearly 50 touchdowns.

It's great to see Portis retire as a Redskins [sic] and this likely clears the way for CP to become one of ten additions that will make up the eighty greatest Redskins later this year.

In the comments of that brief post, Hogs Haven writer Kevin Ewoldt left a YouTube video featuring one aspect of Portis' career that earned him near-universal praise: his blocking.

You should probably mute your speakers for this one.

For more on Portis' retirement, check out the SB Nation blog Hogs Haven.