Roundup: Portis ‘has something left,’ coach says

With the Mike Shanahan regime taking over in Washington, questions about Clinton Portis‘ future have been raised. After all, Shanahan traded Portis from the Broncos to the Redskins before the 2004 season, and the running back’s production has dipped.

However, if new running backs coach Bobby Turner‘s words are any indication, the Redskins might stick with Portis.

“Oh, he definitely has something left,” Turner said of Portis, according to The Washington Post. “We were excited about Clinton when we drafted him (in Denver in 2002). And I’ve looked at a bunch of [2009] games, I mean, pretty close to every one. Matter of fact, to be precise, I’ve looked at 14 games already. Not that he was in 14, but he definitely has something left.”

Turner would know: He was Portis’ running backs coach in 2002 and 2003 with the Broncos. Portis ran for 1,508 and a career-high 1,591 yards, respectively, under Turner’s tutelage.

Other interesting items Around the Web on a Wednesday:

  • Jerry Jonesmessage is clear: Miles Austin will be a Cowboy in 2010 after his breakout 2009 season.
  • Vince Young‘s agent said his client would love a contract extension from the Titans after the QB’s 2009 resurgence, but he doesn’t expect anything to happen soon.
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