Despite seeing reduced playing time in the second half of last week’s loss to St. Louis, Redskins running back Clinton Portis remains on the same page with coach Mike Shanahan “until they notify me of something different.”
“I consider myself a feature back, one of the best backs and I’ll always feel that way,” Portis added in the Redskins locker room. “I don’t think anything’s changed. Sunday just didn’t work.”
Portis played only 24 of 54 snaps against the Rams, including nine second-half plays as the Redskins worked in Ryan Torain and Keiland Williams.
On Monday, Shanahan said Portis was slowed by a hand injury but Portis maintains he’s healthy.
“It ain’t nothing to clarify; it was the game plan, bro,” Portis said. “Sunday is over with. We’ve got the Eagles this week and we have to prepare and be ready for them, no matter who’s at the helm.”
Ryan Torain and Keiland Williams will probably factor in this week's game plan against the Eagles as well. It's looking more like a committee situation in Washington and maybe one to stay away from for now.