Former Denver Broncos and current Washington Redskins running back Clinton Portis is retiring from the NFL after nine seasons, according to the Redskins official Twitter feed:
#Redskins to announce the retirement of RB Clinton Portis on Thursday afternoon at 2:30 PM at Redskins Park.
— Redskins (@Redskins) August 21, 2012
Portis was one of the most productive and colorful players in the NFL in his prime. The 30-year old began his career with the Broncos after being drafted in the 2nd round out of Miami in 2002 and quickly established himself as one of the top young running backs in the league. Portis rushed for 3,099 yards and 29 touchdowns in his two seasons with the Broncos before being traded to the Redskins, where he rushed for 6,824 yards and 46 touchdowns in seven years. Portis had missed 19 games over the last 2 seasons due to injury.
For his career, Portis rushed for a total of 9,923 tards, 78 touchdowns on 2,230 carries for an average of 4.4 ypc. His unique and entertaining personas and costumes will definitely be missed.