Former Redskin Clinton Portis to Announce Retirement Thursday

The Washington Redskins have announced that former running back Clinton Portis will announce his retirement Thursday in a press conference at Redskins Park.

"It's a beginning and an end," Portis tweeted Tuesday. "This is just the new beginning to the rest of my life, the game was great to me! HTTR I'm forever a skin!!!!"

Originally drafted by the Denver Broncos in the second round of the 2002 NFL Draft, Portis spent seven seasons in Washington after being traded for cornerback Champ Bailey prior to the 2004 season. Portis started all but one of his 84 games with the Redskins, rushing for 6,824 yards and 46 touchdowns.

Injuries, however, slowed Portis down as he only appeared in 13 total games in his final two seasons in Washington in 2009 and 2010. After being released by the Redskins in February 2011, Portis never played again, finishing his career with almost 10,000 rushing yards and 75 rushing touchdowns.

Portis, 30, will address the media Thursday at 2:30 p.m. in Ashburn to formally announce the end of his career. There is no word as of now regarding whether or not Southeast Jerome will be doing the same. 

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