Portis on IR, considers retiring
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Clinton Portis can't say with certainty whether he'll be in the Redskins' backfield next season, but team officials have decided he won't be returning this year.
The Redskins placed their star running back on the season-ending injured-reserve list because of lingering problems stemming from a concussion he sustained last month. Though the team expects Portis to eventually return from the injury, Portis said, "If it's my time, I think I had a great career."
"I think I'll get well. I think I have to go and really put the time into rehabbing and continuing to do what the doctors say," Portis said.
"But at the same time, man, to have the opportunity to play for eight years and play, compete and not miss many games and to carry the organization, I'm thankful for Mr. [Daniel] Snyder and Coach [Joe] Gibbs bringing me to the Redskins and the Broncos drafting me.
Chad Ochocinco is donating dinero to the NFL yet again. The Cincinnati receiver is being fined $30,000 for his latest stunt -- donning a poncho and sombrero after scoring a touchdown this weekend -- a person in the NFL said. Ochocinco wore a gray poncho and black sombrero after catching a touchdown pass in Cincinnati's 23-13 victory against the Lions Sunday.
Minnesota linebacker E.J. Henderson broke his leg against the Arizona Cardinals in a brutal injury that will apparently sideline him for the season while dealing a serious blow to the Vikings' defensive unit. Henderson fractured his femur while trying to tackle Tim Hightower late in the fourth quarter -- his leg twisting violently as he went down.
Houston quarterback Matt Schaub could play Sunday against the Seahawks despite dislocating his non-throwing shoulder this weekend. Coach Gary Kubiak said Schaub has a "good chance" of playing this weekend. Schaub was injured on the first play of Sunday's loss to the Jaguars but returned in the second quarter and finished the game.
New York signed the son of former NFL standout Irving Fryar to their practice squad. The Giants announced that defensive back London Fryar was signed to their practice squad. He will take the place of fellow defensive back Vince Anderson, who was placed on the practice squad-injured list.
NFL commissioner Roger Goodell said the Miami Dolphins' stadium needs more upgrades if South Florida is to remain competitive in bidding for future Super Bowls. The 22-year-old stadium underwent $250 million in improvements in 2007 but is still falling behind the competition with new stadiums opening in Dallas, Phoenix, Indianapolis and New York, Goodell said. Miami will play host to the Super Bowl for an NFL-record 10th time Feb. 7.
First Published December 9, 2009 12:00 am