Former Redskins Back Portis Wants to Play for the Giants

Redskins’ second-leading all-time rusher Clinton Portis appeared on Late Hits on Sirius XM radio with Brian McGovern and Jaguars running back Maurice Jones-Drew on Tuesday. In response to a question from McGovern, Portis, who was released by the Redskins earlier this year, said that he would like to play for the Giants.

“To go to the Giants and get to play the Redskins twice a year after them feeling I wasn’t capable any more, I think that would be outstanding,” he said. He mentioned the Giants’ strong offensive line, run-oriented style and the presence of an established quarterback in Eli Manning as other reasons why he would like to pay. Portis also mentioned the possibility of playing for another one of the Redskins’ division rivals.

In discussing his preference to play with “a quarterback who had the opportunity to really run his system” he listed Michael Vick of the Philadelphia Eagles along with Peyton Manning, Tom Brady, and others. “I think for the situation that was going on in Washington for myself it was time to vacate,” he said. “The organization was going in a different direction and I really think that Coach Shanahan is going to get the organization back on track and back to winning ways, which is what the people in Washington want to see.”

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