Clinton Portis, the Redskins' top running back, saw limited action in Friday's 16-11 win over New York and returns to Washington with an ankle sprain. It's indicative of an offensive unit that has hobbled its way through the preseason schedule, revealing as many problems as it has strengths.
By the end of Friday's win, Portis limped along the sideline, a bum right ankle slowing his gait. Donovan McNabb's ankle kept him out of the game altogether. He wore street clothes and a protective sleeve on the lower half of his left leg.
We are unsure of the severity, although it sounds likely that Portis will be fine for week 1. We don't think Portis will be able to handle a full workload in Washington, but the opportunity is certainly there with Larry Johnson and Willie Parker both looking poor.