ESPN 980 just had a brief interview with former Washington Redskins running back Clinton Portis, who is a free agent after the team released him last winter. Portis was mostly in good spirits, though he did go on one of his patented "everyone hated me" rants midway through the brief segment.
As far as real news, Portis said he feels better than ever, having been given time to recover from injuries "people never realized I had." He dismissed claims that his best days are behind him, noting that he hasn't played much in the past two years and is therefore rested. When asked if he had a preferred destination, he listed six teams (or, more accurately, six quarterbacks): New Orleans, Indianapolis, San Diego, Tampa Bay, Philadelphia and Green Bay.
"I want to go to an organization that's kind of stable and is running the same things," he said.
Portis said he's fine being a backup, but ultimately, he wants to start wherever he goes.
"If I have a deal to be coming off the bench, I have no problem with that," he said. "If I start off for second place, I'm going to continue to aim for first place. I'm never going to be comfortable with second place."
Audio of the segment should be posted on Thursday morning.