Yesterday's decision to place Clinton Portis on the IR list due to his concussion problems makes a lot of sense, considering the seriousness of his condition.
While it ends his season, CP's comments on the radio seemed to hint that he was considering that this could be the end of his career. He told 980, "If it's my time, I think I had a great career."
While that's nothing certain, given his large contract and the possibility of a buyout, it could be the end of him in a Redskins uniform.
And as disappointing as this season has been, he's had as many excellent ones before. You can debate the merits of the trade that sent Champ Bailey and picks to Denver for him, but you can't question his contributions. He carried (quite literally) the Skins to two playoff appearances and a modicum of respectability.
Portis' first carry set the tone, a 64-yard rush against Tampa in the season opener in 2004. He didn't break many long TD runs, but he ran hard, and he ran consistently, surging the ball downfield.
Portis played in three playoff games with the Skins. While he didn't excel in any of them, the Skins would not have been where they were without him.
If this is it for him -- whether just as a Skin or for his career -- he's had a great run.