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Clinton Portis Will Start Sunday Against Philadelphia

There had been quite a bit of speculation the past couple of days regarding Clinton Portis’ status for the Washington Redskins against the Philadelphia Eagles this weekend, but Redskins coach Mike Shanahan cleared all of that up Thursday afternoon during his post-practice media availability.

“Yes, he is starting Sunday,” Shanahan said. That was the answer to a follow-up to a question about Portis’s work ethic, which the coach also took the time to praise. “He will always give you great effort. I’ve never been around him where he hasn’t given 110%. He’s one of the most competitive individuals that I’ve ever been around.”

So at least that’s settled.